Mandatory Attendance: The Red-Hot Debate Continues
The next issue of the National Law Journal will featured an by Vesna Jaksic titled Law profs debate mandatory attendance policies. It follows up on my post here about mandatory attendance, and Rafael Pardo’s empirical post on the topic from a year ago. Jaksic even contacted the ABA:
Nancy Slonim, an ABA spokeswoman, said that anyone is welcome to suggest whether particular standards should be reviewed. In addition, all standards are subject to review every five years, and such an assessment is likely to start in 2010, she said.
“We have previously not been aware of any interest in having a review of this standard, but were such a request to be made, it would be considered,” Slonim said in an e-mail.
If there is even a chance that the ABA would reverse its attendance policy, it is worth pursuing. But we’ll need a slogan. Law Students are Adults! doesn’t rhyme, but it’s got the right message. Anyone have a better idea?