I'm curious to find out from other schools about mandatory classes. My school seems to have quite a few (at least one or two a week) and you have to sign in when you attend. Do most schools do this??? And what happens if you don't attend? I cannot understand this concept...we are paying money to attend a professional school, yet we often don't have the freedom to choose which learning opportunities best make use of our time? Most of the mandatory classes are those that have a visiting professor talking about something that is way above our heads. It's ridiculous.