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 on: December 18, 2014, 06:38:13 PM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by 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. 


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 on: December 18, 2014, 04:12:59 PM 
Started by XdreaX08 - Last post by Maintain FL 350
Right you are, my mistake.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 02:14:11 PM 
Started by XdreaX08 - Last post by Groundhog
Nope, just that OP was considering Cal Western in SD, not USD, which has tougher admissions standards.

I know nothing of firm hiring as I'm a public sector attorney. My impression was that some SD firms hire locally, but it's more about connections to San Diego than checking off a SD school box.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 02:05:11 PM 
Started by XdreaX08 - Last post by Maintain FL 350
Do you mean that firms will hire from San Diego based on pedigree?

I can't really speak for the SD market, but in LA it carries no more weight than Loyola/Pepperdine, etc.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 01:52:35 PM 
Started by LegalEagle101 - Last post by Maintain FL 350
Yes, an applicant can write their essay about adverse circumstances or the fact that they are the first to go to college, etc. The admissions boost, however, is miniscule as compared to URM status. I think this has to do with the fact that URM enrollment is reported and used a rankings criterion, whereas socio-economic status is not.

Mind you, I'm not necessarily against AA. Certain groups are vastly underrepresented in the legal field. In my experience, however, the single most underrepresented group are the poor, regardless of race. 

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 on: December 18, 2014, 01:03:18 PM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by Gunner.
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
Not sure why you gave the link. I assumed he was honest about being licensed.
Name infringement? People sue for far less (and win) daily.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 01:02:18 PM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by Gunner.
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
All good points, but I was talking about the other extreme where you ARE licensed but not due to the JD and just happen to hold an unaccredited JD from a place like Novus.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 09:07:20 AM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by jonlevy
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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 on: December 18, 2014, 09:00:05 AM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by jonlevy
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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 on: December 18, 2014, 01:20:55 AM 
Started by jonlevy - Last post by Gunner.
http://novuslegal.com/

I thought you might get a kick out of this. He appears to be a real attorney (albeit an online grad) who is taking advantage of the Novus name.
Makes you wonder if Novus will sue him?

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