Funny thing about law school, the ruling on when tardiness is completely opposite from the rest of the world. The rule is:
If you are 10 minutes early, you are on time.
If you are 5 minutes early, you are late
If you are on time, you are late
If you are 5 minute late, you’re in trouble!
Really, it’s a true story! I’ve only had one person walk in late to a class. It was on the 2nd day, and it was literally one minute after. Boy was he in trouble! I can understand the professor’s reasoning, the whole concept is you better be early, because if you are ever late to court, the odds are already against you. So it is building a skill you will need later in your career. Also, I was taken aback when I got into class 10 minutes early on the first day, and there was only one place left to sit. Most people get to class at least 15 minutes early. That could either be because A) they don’t ever want to be late or B) law school student have nowhere else to be. I’d say it’s a little of both!