The College of Law holds classes from Mondays to Saturdays. Classes under the five-year undergraduate program for working students generally starts at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. All other classes are generally held at any specified time of the day from 8:00 a.m.
Absences, Excuses, Deductions, and Leaves
In addition to the general rules prescribed by the University Council, the following rules concerning attendance are observed in the College of Law:
1. Any student who, for any unavoidable cause, is obliged to absent himself/herself from any College exercise must obtain a written excuse for absence slip from the Secretary of the College of Law, to be shown to his/her professors.
2. Excuse for absences does not absolve the student from doing the work covered by class during his/her absence, to the satisfaction of the professor in charge.
3. Any student who, during the semester, has for any cause been absent for at least twenty percent (20%) of the hours of class work in any one subject shall be dropped and excluded from the examination and required to take the work again in class; Provided, That the faculty may prescribe a longer attendance requirement. If the majority of the absences are not excused, the student shall be given a grade of 5 upon being thus excluded or dropped; but if the majority of such absences are excused, he/she shall be merely excluded or dropped.
4. If the accumulated absences are less than twenty percent (20%) of the class hours, they shall be taken into account as deduction in his/her grades, which deductions may range from light, medium or heavy, depending upon the number of absences.
5. Tardiness shall be considered as absence.
6. Time lost by late enrollment shall be considered as time lost by absence.
7. Any student who, without permission of the professor, leaves the classroom for the remainder of the hour or stays out for more than ten (10) minutes, will be marked absent.
8. Every excuse must be requested within two (2) days, to be counted from the day a student returns to his/her class, and must be presented to the professor without delay. Failure to comply with either provision of this rule shall cause any absence to be unexcused.
9. Obtaining an excuse on misrepresentation shall constitute serious breach of discipline and appropriate action will be taken.
10. In case of absence from an examination, the student concerned may, with the permission of the Dean, take the next regular examination in the subject, provided he/she does not come under rule number 3.
11. Every student who wishes to discontinue his/her studies in the College of Law must, before leaving school, apply to the Dean for a leave of absence. However, freshmen students are not allowed as a matter of policy to go on leave during the first semester.
12. Any student who abandons or refuses to attend his/her classes when there is an order that classes will be held as usual, shall be marked absent and given a grade of 0 for that recitation by the professor concerned.