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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: Today at 06:38:13 PM »
If you are an attorney and licensed and have a JD, if you want you put the JD after your name.  It would not matter where it is from. 

They would lose on an infringement lawsuit; there is little likelihood one would confuse a scam law school with a law firm. 


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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: Today at 09:07:20 AM »
Using JD on a business card w/out a law license depends on the state and intent.

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/tussle_over_titles/

Because jokers, disbarred attorneys, and wannabes often try the JD gambit, most lawyers stay away from listing the JD solely unless to disambiguate professional degrees they have as in addition to the JD:

http://pview.findlaw.com/view/4031944_1


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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: Today at 09:00:05 AM »
I don't see how using Novus would be an infringement and the guy is a T Jeff. grad:

http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/288739

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Anyone in the bottom 10% might get the message law is not for them.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: Yesterday at 09:06:26 PM »
1.  What grads are lawyers - you going to believe Novus? Reading for the law? With who, their mother?  Not likely.

2.  A regionally accredited EJD is not a scam, it is similar a MA in Legal Studies. You can't become a lawyer based on it but it is a real masters degree. Maybe better than a MA in Religious Studies. On the other hand, an unaccredited EJD is usually worthless but could be OK for something if DETC accredited.

But I will go back to the main point - if no lawyers are associated with a law school, how can it be a law school?




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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: Yesterday at 09:23:48 AM »
Novus is not recognized by anyone; it is not a foreign law school.  It is an offshore corp. which operates out of California.  it has no lawyers associated with it. Its students have tried to fraud their way into LLM programs which is why Touro sued.  Even if a Novus student got into a program by bluffing their way in, I doubt they would succeed. Novus is incorporated in the Marshall islands and its graduates do not qualify for the Marshall Islands bar - end of story.

http://www.marshallislandslawfirm.com/#!Marshall-Islands-Attorneys-Who-Can-Practice-in-the-Courts-of-the-Marshall-Islands/c1ohp/300D7720-B2C3-4993-BAD3-79939473F89F

However, I do appreciate a good scam and Novus has had a long run.  They made a good call that state regulators are too lazy to pursue them.  Touro got sued by one of the Novus students and that is why Touro took the lawsuit out against Novus. 


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Here's a suggestion - go ahead and take the LSAT. If you do OK then law school, online or otherwise may be for you.

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The tuitions are no mystery, get the list from the Cal Bar  - go ask the schools

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Touro College vs. Novus
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:14:00 PM »
Actually I am surprised Novus even answered - 50/50 the judge would not have granted the relief requested on default or what effect if any it would have on Novus.

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Distance Education Law Schools / ALU
« on: December 06, 2014, 09:46:33 PM »
ALU makes a big claim it is  a "nationally accredited distance education program for the Juris Doctor degree."

http://www.alu.edu/lp/law-program.php

But when you read the "fine print" turns out they are talking about DETC.

http://www.alu.edu/lp/accreditation.php

Is DETC really the equivalent of regional accreditation?

http://www.alu.edu/blog/2012/10/myths-about-detc-accreditation/

Taft is also DETC and I have been able to have it recognized by SAQA and regionally accredited universities.


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