Sabbatarians and deadlines
VOLOKH at law.ucla.edu
Fri Mar 24 16:57:15 PST 2006
Thinking about some of our UCLA Law School assignments,
especially ones that have relatively short deadlines, led me to ask
this: Do public universities in states with accommodation regimes
(under RFRA or under Sherbert/Yoder-based state Free Exercise Clause
rules) have an obligation to extend some deadlines for Sabbatarians?
The law review competition, for instance, starts Thursday
afternoon and ends Wednesday afternoon; it's generally believed that
many students really do need all six days to do a good job. Say the
competition was conducted by school (which it isn't, but say it was).
Sabbatarians would have only five days on which they could do the
competition, but others have six; would the school have an obligation to
give Sabbatarians an extra day?
What if this were a 72-hour take home exam, given Friday morning
and due Monday morning?
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