The Spike TV lawsuit is PR for Spike Lee - a business expense and is plausible because he is claiming brand confusion.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
Messages - jonlevy
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?
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.
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.