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 email@example.com with
“Trademark and Unfair Competition Law Class” as the subject line.
If I do not receive an e-mail from you by January
26, 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 small
class like this one. Pursuant to Academic
Policies and Procedures, any student who has missed
more than 15% of class meetings will not be eligible
for taking the final examination. 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 grade will be based on a
take-home examination, in a format to be determined.
You can elect to take the examination on any work day
during the final examination period (except the last
day of the period). You must complete the
examination within 24 hours after receipt of the
examination. Instructions will follow.
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+).