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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: NOVUS LAW SCHOOL?
« on: October 26, 2015, 10:02:52 PM »
Novus is only incorporated in the RMI, 100% certainty they operate out of California.  There is also a long history here of law school scams run  by the same group:

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: October 25, 2015, 11:07:13 PM »
It would be a very short list of zero since the Novus degree would not qualify anyone to take a bar so if by some miracle a Novus grad ever did the pass a bar, the Novus degree would not be the qualifying reason but some other qualification.

Anyone can set up a school.  Novus is an unregulated and unlicensed school that awards an unaccredited law degree. Be interesting to know if the people running NOVUS who are US persons  have complied with FATCA laws regarding the Marshall Islands corporation?

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: NOVUS LAW SCHOOL?
« on: October 25, 2015, 11:02:07 PM »
Problem here is with lazy incompetent state bar regulators who actually do have standing to go after scammers like Novus.  Likewise, you'd think the ABA might be interested.  Not a chance because there is no money in it for them.  And really except for the equally incompetent and greedy law schools who admit anyone with a "foreign law degree" and the tuition money there wouldn't be a problem.  A Novus grad shouldn't be able to fool anyone; it takes about all of five minutes on Google to figure out there are no law schools in the Marshall islands and all Marshall Islands attorneys studied at ABA law schools.

Don't dis Fleming, without Fleming I wouldn't have passed the bar most likely.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: August 16, 2015, 09:58:55 AM »
I would say DL learners are well suited to be solos since they have essentially taught themselves the law and therefore already have the basic qualities a solo needs which is self reliance and focus.  ABA learners are spoon fed by the law schools by comparison. You know what correspondence law consists of - reading Gilbert's outlines or whatever the online version is these days.  Concord if it is like its parent KU, might even have live lectures online.  Additionally, most successful DL students already have careers or are ex military or law enforcement and have networks and have been around the courts.  So I agree most 24 year olds wouldn't be capable of  going solo due to lack of life experience but that is not the DL demographic IMO.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: August 15, 2015, 10:30:57 PM »
"But saying that all is left to eat is your own poop doesn't make doing it a good idea."

I don't understand the attitude, what is wrong with being a solo practitioner?  About 40-50% of lawyers in private practice are solo, get a grip.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: August 15, 2015, 12:05:21 PM »
You are missing the point, a DL law school grad who has passed the bar realistically has no choice but to go solo if they want to actually practice because no one will hire them.  If you have a law license you can practice law as a solo or any other lawful way.  And if someone has managed to basically teach themselves law and pass the bar, they should be able to figure out how to defend misdemeanors or handle a disability claim.  After a year, no reason why they can't do jury trials if they have had some contested hearings and watched a few jury trials. It is not as complicated as it sounds.  A lot of attorneys just plain get tired and never want to try anything new because it's "too complex."  I say law is law and if you have a license you can argue to the USSC if they will let you in the door.  I've filed some Writs of Certiorari with SCOTUS but am still waiting to get that call.
That Taft degree has served me well and will continue to do so.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: August 15, 2015, 09:45:55 AM »
"its the lack of Taft affiliation that I call BS on. "

I told you I am an alumni of Taft.  So correspondence law (Taft is technically a correspondence law school) worked for me.  I am also on the faculty of two regionally accredited universities in the their graduate programs where I instruct online public administration and international law.  And yes I have the appropriate credentials to teach graduate courses.  So you could say I am a proponent of distance learning, especially in law where I think it is proven it works in a fashion given sub-par students and if ABA accredited would work a lot better.  But I am not a shill for Taft and would have said so if I was.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: taft law school
« on: August 14, 2015, 03:11:50 PM »
"I find it hard to believe there's a town so small it doesn't have enough lawyers yet it also somehow has enough folks to provide a steady stream of SSI cases (before boomers got old), civil rights cases and court appointed referrals for a newly minted lawyer to make $100k. It literally and figuratively doesn't add up. This kind of "advice" is dangerous given how relatively little prospective law school applicants know."

Not advice.  Just what worked for me for a while.  Of course as Citylaw might tell you, small California counties notoriously also have their dangers.  In 5 years I was there, I got punched by an opposing party, spat on, had a  confused client show up with a rifle at the front door on a weekend, got accused falsely of several felonies, received numerous threats and was finally warned to get out of town.  Myself and a lot of attorneys there either had conceal carry, kept a loaded gun in the desk or just plain out in the open.  As they used to say, there is no law north of  the _______ river.

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