The title pretty much says it all.
As a college student, it seems that every week someone is missing because they have jury duty. Hell, I’ve been called every. single. year (if you don’t get picked for a trial, you are up again right away). Now, our professors are obligated to help us make up what we missed, but certain things like entire lectures are pretty hard to catch up on.
As it stands, being a student is not an excuse out of jury duty. The most they will do for you is give you an extension and reschedule the week, but that’s it.
So, should status as a full time student be a legitimate excuse to get out of jury duty?
What’s funnier (anecdotally, I suppose) to me is that I’ve yet to have a single friend or classmate put on a jury- the attorneys seem to dismiss almost all of the either liberal or college educated folks there.