I am a student in college and when I was summoned to jury duty I was on spring break. During jury selection I told the judge that I was on spring break but he probably thought that the spring break would last through the entire trial. Spring break finished the 30th of April and the trial started the 2nd of May I'm currently STILL serving as a juror in the case I've missed a week and 2 days of school already. I did email my professors the same day I found out I was chosen to be a juror and they understood but only one of my professors didn't email back. I'm so worried because I don't want my professors to penalize me over this civic obligation.
You cannot be penalized.
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It is jury duty. If your school doesn't honor the commitment, then speak to the school about it. They will have procedures. You are likely still required to know the material you missed during jury duty. I would speak to people in your classes about getting notes, etc.
I served jury duty my sophomore year in college, and it was a very important part of my education. I was fortunate enough to serve on a felony criminal trial, and I consider the education I received there more valuable than the education I missed at the University. If your professors give you a hard time, then perhaps the school administrators need to be made aware.
Be sure to show the professors your proof of jury service, though.
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