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Online Law Schools / Re: California Bar official position on NOVUS
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:45:23 AM »
Why ask California? Because NOVUS uses a California phone number and does business in that state, so California has jurisdiction over them.

Online Law Schools / California Bar official position on NOVUS
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:43:43 AM »
Dear     :

We regret to inform you that Novus Law School does not have degree-granting authority from any recognized U.S. educational entity, nor does attending Novus allow anyone to sit for any bar exam in the United States. 

A listing of schools, including online law schools, that are recognized by the State Bar of California may be found on our website at  Requirements to sit for the bar exam in California may be found at

Best Regards,

Office of Admissions

The State Bar of California | 180 Howard Street | San Francisco, CA  94105

(415) 538-2300 |


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Online Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:45:14 AM »
However there are rules about making false claims:

"The Novus Juris Doctor - JD program allows the opportunity for bar admission through attorney supervised study and DC bar admission or through Specialized Administrative & National Courts, Agencies & Tribunals."

Attorney Supervised Study would have nothing to do with Novus, these plans operate independently under their own rules.

DC Bar Admission - does have a clause that non  ABA law school grads can qualify to take the bar qualify with an additional 26 hours ABA study BUT since Novus is not registered as a law school with any state, it is not a law school just because it chooses to call itself one.  In my opinion this is a false statement unless Novus can point to a single graduate who qualified to take the DC bar.

Specialized Administrative & National Courts, Agencies & Tribunals - WOTF is a National Court or Tribunal?  Administrative agencies do not confer attorney licenses.  One cannot become a member of a USDC without passing the bar - so what is this balderdash?

Online Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:19:07 AM »
The Director of MASL is Dr Paschal Baxter he has a linked in account.I also think he is graduate of a Calif law school.Novus is very expensive and in my opinion may not be worth it.Using your figures of a passing rate of 20% after passing the baby BAR which also has a very low passing rate does not bide well for the non ABA route to becoming a lawyer .
Novus is dirt cheap, and also NOT ABLE TO SIT THE BAR. So the stats you gave are straight up lies. If anyone sits the bar with Novus they qualified WITHOUT it anyways.

Now I have to ask, does anyone have a link to this "school" that is compared to the illegal fake school with fake stats?
Sorry to multiple post on this, but this is just sad

I am really curious how these so called law schools can operate at all.  Apparently anyone, even a non lawyer, can set up a law school and make claims with impunity?  I thought education was a regulated field, especially law. 

Online Law Schools / Re: Mid-Atlantic School of Law
« on: September 20, 2014, 05:45:54 PM »
Obituary says he was a chiropractor not a lawyer.

I do not like to speak disrespectfully of the deceased but he appears to have gotten his legal experience after being sentenced by the IRS for some sort of tax evasion:

Pursuing an LLM / Re: Applying to an LLM with a Misdemeanor
« on: September 20, 2014, 05:18:02 PM »
IMO the law school will take your money, no problem, if you intent to take the bar exam that is another matter.

Pursuing an LLM / Re: we should replace the JD with an LLM.
« on: August 03, 2014, 11:12:02 AM »
I still think a training contract in which a wage is paid is the way to go.  The government could soak up a lot of those contracts IMO.

Online Law Schools / Re: Practice of "Law" w/out a License
« on: August 03, 2014, 11:04:12 AM »
Yes, you have also got a whole field of Special Education Advocates.

Having a 4 year DL law degree would be a big plus; all these non attorney advocacy jobs rely very heavily on understanding and interpreting rules.  That is something a JD would be able to do while someone without a law degree would likely be ineffective at best.  They also all provide services that people need.

Online Law Schools / Re: ABA online law schools
« on: June 03, 2014, 03:37:59 AM »
Concord gets it regional accreditation through Kaplan University, both are aprt of Washington Post Corp.  I agree Concord is the only DL school with any muscle at all howver Kaplan has been under sustained attack for years now by the government and competitiors.  Too bad becuase I think Concord puts as much as more resources into its program as an ABA school.  Problem is the applicants - there are plenty who would opt for Conrod but for the lack of ABA accreditation and the practical lock out from almost all bars except California and DC.

Online Law Schools / Re: Practice of "Law" w/out a License
« on: June 03, 2014, 03:30:12 AM »
True there is no education requirement to be an  SSA advocate but it sure helps.  Besides being a lucrative field, it is one in which people are actually getting helped.  Same with Workers Comp and Veterans Disability.  A lot of attorneys still think these are "bottom feeder" fields - very, very wrong. These are among the most complex areas of the law, not the least.

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