Regular class attendance is expected. Under the Standards of the American Bar Association for the Approval of Law Schools, regular and punctual class attendance is necessary to satisfy residence and class-hour requirements. In cases of excessive absence, the instructor may deny course credit. However, the instructor does not have the right to give a student an "F" for excessive absences. Upon timely notice, instructors may require attendance at regular or specially-called classes or relevant lectures, conferences and similar sessions.