Most classes will begin with an in-class quiz. Each student will be given a remote response device ("clicker') that must be brought to every class (and then returned at the end of the semester). The serial number of the device is matched to the student's name so that the "clicker" can be used to administer these graded quizzes. (Clickers will also be used extensively to facilitate class discussion.) Some quiz questions will simply test whether students did the assigned reading. Other quiz questions will be more demanding and will be similar to multiple choice questions found on the final exam for this course or on the MultiState Professional Responsibility Examination (passage of which is required for bar admission in Georgia and many other states). Quizzes may be closed book, open book, or a combination. Fact patterns for some quizzes may be assigned in advance on the syllabus.
Sometimes after students have responded to a quiz question the instructor will allow students to discuss the question in their firms and then take the question again. A student need not change her answer and need not select an answer that a majority of other firm members think is correct. The second response counts equally toward the total quiz score.
If a student is absent when a quiz is given, it is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor promptly (and preferably before class) if the student wishes to take the quiz as a make-up; such a student must provide in writing an explanation of the good cause and make arrangements with the instructor to take the quiz, which must normally be completed before the next class.
It is possible to appeal a quiz question. See Appeals.