Nashville School of Law

Zoom Instructions for Students

If you are participating in a class via Zoom, you are expected to participate to the same extent as any in-person attendee. To that end, the following is required of remote learners:

  • Students must participate via Zoom with video turned on for the entire class period with a live shot of student clearly visible in the video.
  • Students must be prepared to unmute themselves to answer a question, brief a case, etc.
  • Students must use their full name as their Zoom screenname. No nicknames (unless it’s a nickname that you have given the school in your records), phone, numbers. etc.
  • Links to the Zoom session for each class will be posted in TWEN under “Weblinks.” Most sessions are set up as reoccurring meetings and the link will be the same from week to week.
  • You must remain muted unless instructed otherwise by the professor.
  • If you are in the NSL building, participating in a class that is being taught remotely, you must participate using your own device with headphones. You may go to any place in the building where you can socially distance – a classroom, the library, etc.
  • Your professor will provide instructions to you about how they wish to communicate for questions, etc. This may include using chat, designating a student to field questions on chat, using the “raise a hand” feature in Zoom, etc.
  • Recording of Zoom sessions will be available for students to review and download. They should be posted no later than one week after the class and will be available for up to two weeks for viewing or download. Do not contact the School regarding when a Zoom session will be posted unless a week has passed since the class.
  • Decisions about the format of exams for remote learners has not been determined.
  • If you have selected “in-person learning” for any class that for any reason is being taught remotely, you may switch your attendance to remote for those sessions without notifying the School.

Other questions about procedures during the pandemic? Check out the School’s COVID Resources Page.

Student Attendance Submissions

Use these links to record attendance for NSL classes each week. Students may complete the entire form once each week, or complete sections throughout the week. All attendance records for each week are due by 8:30 a.m. Friday.

1L Class Attendance

2L Class Attendance

3L Class Attendance

4L Class Attendance

Electives Attendance


Do not mark any attendance for a class you are not enrolled in.

Attendance Reminders:

  • All attendance questions must be emailed to Failure to do so will delay any response or action.
  • Do not email the office if you did not submit your attendance by the deadline unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances.
  • Attendance must be submitted online using the form no later than 8:30 a.m. each Friday for that week. Students may not enter attendance prior to the completion of any class.
  • Any discrepancy between SONIS attendance records and what you believe your attendance should be must be supported by a confirmation email from your online attendance submission. Include your full name, year in school, and specific classes with course numbers you wish to clarify. Allow at least 10 days for SONIS records to reflect attendance submissions.
  • Students have reported that some phones do not support the attendance submission form. If you do not get a confirmation email, try another device.
  • There is a spot to indicate “did not attend” for each class. While it is not required, the School recommends you make a selection for each class to be sure you did not omit any attendance records. Do not fill out any attendance for any class that you are not enrolled in.
  • Any class that does not have an attendance indicated will be considered an absence.
  • Students must complete their own attendance records.
  • Failure to abide by any of the attendance rules is subject to review under the Honor Code.
  • There is a separate link for the elective classes. If you are taking any elective, you will fill out two attendance forms each week.

Book Lists for 2020-21

You can access book lists for each of the classes by year, including electives, via the links below.

If you wish to purchase any books from NSL, select the titles, choose a date to pick up books, then submit the form. NSL will package your books together and send you an email confirming they are ready to pick up on your chosen date. You will pay for the books at the time you pick them up.

All incoming 1L students will pick up books at orientation on July 29.

1L Book List

2L Book List

3L Book List

4L Book List