I will use e-mail to
communicate course-related announcements. You
must provide me with an e-mail address and monitor
messages sent to that address. Please send a
blank e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org with
“International IP Law Class” as the subject line.
If I do not receive an e-mail from you by Feburary
1, I assume you have already dropped the course.
You are required to attend
all classes. I reserve the right to take
attendance, although absences are obvious in a seminar
like this one. Any student who has missed more
than 15% of class meetings may not be eligible for
completing the final paper. You must keep track
of your own absences and will be informed if you have
missed more than 15% of the class meetings. You
will be excused for medical emergencies, recognized
religious holidays, or death in the immediate family only
if you inform me of the reasons for your absence.
There will be no final examination.
Your final grade will be computed based on the
I reserve the right to award extra credit for
excellent participation in class and to reduce your
course grade for lack of preparation for the class or
for habitual tardiness (i.e., arriving late for
class). Extra credit (or penalty) will only be
added (or deducted) after the final grade has been
computed. Under no circumstances will
participation improve or reduce the final grade by
more than 2/3 of your grade (e.g., from B- to B+).