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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Has any online laws schools lately applied for ABA accreditation?« on: January 05, 2015, 07:30:07 AM »
It is a Catch 22 - online schools as such cannot provide the infrastructure or staffing to meet ABA requirements; they also attract a lot of students who are either lacking skills or commitment to make distance learning work. Distance learning may work for the highly motivated student or someone already working in the courts or law but for the average student the outcome is doubtful. However, with continuing improvement in technology; I think DL will eventually occupy the field. But the ABA and state bars are ruled by dinosaurs - the bricks and mortar law firm will be endangered long before they ever get around to tinkering seriously with law schools. Case in point - 50+ separate bars in the USA in an increasingly digitized and standardized world. ULP laws are so confusing many attorneys just ignore them.
Illegal to use? I think you mean Novus is on the list of diploma mills however obviously that is not criminal or they would be prosecuted since they are not hard to find.It varies by state. And it is what it is.
Wow, great catch. Someone should drop Texas a line on Novus Law School. It already has Novus University on sh_t list.
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.
Using JD on a business card w/out a law license depends on the state and intent.
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:
I don't see how using Novus would be an infringement and the guy is a T Jeff. grad:
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?