4.4.02 Absence A. Leaves of absence are granted at the discretion of the Dean or Dean’s delegate for military service, poor health, or other hardships. Leaves may be granted for a maximum of one (1) year and are renewable only for extraordinary reasons, but may not total more than two (2) years. B. Leaves of absence will be granted for first-year students only after they have completed at least one (1) semester of study and only for extraordinary reasons. First semester students who need to postpone studies may apply for deferred admission, which is only granted for extraordinary reasons. C. Poor grades are not deemed to be a reason to request a leave of absence. D. Students who leave the Law School or stop attending class without an approved leave or deferred admission are administratively withdrawn from the Law School and receive a grade of “E” in all courses in which they are currently registered. The date of determination, for refund purposes will be the last date of attendance. If the student has not attended class(es) all semester, the date of determination will be the first day of the semester.
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