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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Graduation
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:12:08 PM »
So to sum it all up if a Novus Law Grad claims to be licensed to practice law and is not then a crime has been committed. Pretending to be licensed when you are not is the unauthorized practice of law and a crime etc. However, even I as an ABA law school graduate licensed in California cannot go into a New York Court and say I am licensed, because I am not licensed in New York and saying I was would be a crime.   A Harvard grad that never passed or took the bar is also not licensed and has as much right to represent someone in court as an unlicensed Novus Grad does. If an unlicensed Harvard grad goes int court and claims to be licensed then the Harvard grad committed a crime.

If a Novus Grad somehow, becomes licensed to practice law in a state then they are licensed to practice law. Whether a Novus grad can obtain a license is a question I can't answer, but I do know that attending a school and putting a school that you actually attended on your resume is not a crime. If you claim that the degree you got from Novus makes you a licensed surgeon, therapist, etc again that would a be a crime, but if attended Novus Law School and graduate from Novus Law School then saying you attended Novus law school is not a crime.

  In all honesty, if a Novus Grad has been arrested, convicted, etc for telling the truth on their resume then I really want to know more about it and please share.

I would not recommend going to an unaccredited school, but you will not go to jail for it. If Novus is accredited by a state bar or something then more power to it, but I don't know anything about the school other than it is not ABA approved. However, there are plenty of successful California Bar School graduates out there and if a Novus Grad gets licensed to practice law then they have as much right as any other attorney in that state to practice law.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Graduation
« on: May 27, 2015, 03:03:25 AM »
That is not an answer to the question show me Novus Grads arrested.

The professor claimed to go a institution that he never attended. That is fraud, but getting a degree from Novus is not a crime.

Big difference.

You said Novus grads were arrested and went to jail. I really want that story.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Graduation
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:49:34 AM »
Honestly, please find me that person that has gone to jail for putting Novus on their resume. That is a golden lawsuit.

Can you provide a link verifying these incarcerated Novus Students? If it has  actually happened I would be fascinated to learn more about it.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Graduation
« on: May 26, 2015, 03:58:08 PM »
I don't think any legal employer would be fooled either by someone faking to have a law license, despite what happens on Suits.

Even if you did lie on it etc, I could not imagine any D.A. anywhere taking a exaggerating on resume case to criminal court. We would all be guilty of puffery on our resumes!


Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Graduation
« on: May 26, 2015, 03:15:56 PM »
I find it highly unlikely anyone will go to jail for putting a school they attended on an application.

It may not be recognized by a state bar, but there is no way anyone is going to jail for applying to a job.

I think there are a few schools in Alabama that allow you to sit. I also know a California Bar School graduate petitioned the Massachusetts Bar to take the exam and was allowed. It does seem like a violation of the privilege & immunities clause to deny a lawyer in one state the opportunity to obtain a license in another.

There is always a step to get a license. You will need to fill out paperwork to get a license to practice.

You need to fill out paperwork to get a drivers license. I am not aware of any place you can just show up, but it might exist.

General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 22, 2015, 01:47:10 PM »
Well there are people two kinds of people in this world. The ones that make things complicated and the ones that don't.

This whole scenario sounds easily resolvable if it is in fact real, but you will not be the first law or the last law student/lawyer to overthink a simple matter.

If you are real I wish you the best of luck and hopefully you can find a way to simplify instead of complicate this matter. 

I know D.C. also waiver for anyone that has passed a bar exam if you obtained a certain MBE score or have practiced law without discipline for 5 years. It is a Federal Territory and therefore even California  attorneys can waive into D.C.

I was offered a clerkship in Samoa after law school and considered it. I recall them simply allowing you to waive in if you were a member of a state bar, but like any Bar D.C. included there is a FEE!!

General Board / Re: Disciplinary Action in Law School--C&F?
« on: May 21, 2015, 06:18:13 PM »
Hiring a lawyer does not automatically mean a lawsuit.

If you don't need the records to be a visiting student then why are you even discussing this.

Also, why not just get the records now?

I get the sense this is just a flame, but it is entertaining.

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