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 on: May 27, 2015, 12:49:34 AM 
Started by Tonyworks4u - Last post by Citylaw
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.

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 on: May 26, 2015, 07:35:23 PM 
Started by Tonyworks4u - Last post by Maintain FL 350
It is absolutely, positively NOT perjury to put an unaccredited JD on your resume. Your resume is not a sworn document.

Filling out an application which states that the information provided is true to the best of your knowledge may be different. Holding yourself out to the public as "Mr. Smith, J.D." may also be prohibited, depending on the state. It depends. Certain states do regulate the use of unaccredited titles/degrees, but I believe the prohibition would only extend to instances where the unrecognized degree is being used in a somewhat deceptive manner. For example, if you were a teacher and you claimed an unaccredited degree in order to get a pay raise, that's probably prohibited.

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 on: May 26, 2015, 07:25:39 PM 
Started by calgal27 - Last post by Maintain FL 350
I didn't pass the CA February bar exam :'(

I'm all signed up for the July test.  I couldn't believe the 39% pass rate on the February exam, I was shocked but I'll pass (HOPING JULY will be my final test) and be completely shocked.

First off, congrats on finishing law school and taking the bar. It is a HUGE undertaking, far more than most people con comprehend.

Lots of people who graduated from ABA schools didn't pass, either. Don't let that become a mental obstacle. Like Lawguy said, examine your individual scores and see where you did well and where you need to improve. I know that sounds obvious, but many people don't make changes in their strategy and that's why they repeatedly fail.

Some people have a tough time with IRAC, some freak out on the MBE, and others just need more TIME to prepare. Find out what you need, fix it, and you'll be alright.

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 on: May 26, 2015, 06:37:39 PM 
Started by calgal27 - Last post by i VIII π
The repeater pass rate is even lower BUT don't let that get you down too much. The reason why its lower is that most don't have the time/resources to study as hard on repeat. If you do have the time/resources then you should be able to do better now since you have real world experience and know what to expect now. Just be honest with yourself. How did you do on Essays/MBE? Which sections did you do best/worst at? Did you type it? If not then DO TYPE IT on repeat (would you take your math test in ink.........if not then why this?)

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 on: May 26, 2015, 06:33:52 PM 
Started by Tonyworks4u - Last post by i VIII π
People HAVE gone to jail for it. Is it "likely" to happen to you? I don't know. I don't care.
Search local laws people. It varies by location.

Its like when you say you don't have a felony but you do and sign the 7-11 job application. WILL they get you arrested? No. IS it perjury? According to the sheet it sure is.

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 on: May 26, 2015, 06:24:54 PM 
Started by calgal27 - Last post by jennid1234
I didn't pass the CA February bar exam :'(

I'm all signed up for the July test.  I couldn't believe the 39% pass rate on the February exam, I was shocked but I'll pass (HOPING JULY will be my final test) and be completely shocked.

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 on: May 26, 2015, 03:58:08 PM 
Started by Tonyworks4u - Last post by Citylaw
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!

 


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 on: May 26, 2015, 03:20:10 PM 
Started by Tonyworks4u - Last post by Maintain FL 350
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.

Agreed. The only way I could imagine someone getting into trouble would be if they claimed to be a lawyer and practiced law without a license. Just putting the degree on your resume would not be illegal unless you did it with an intent to deceive. 

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 on: May 26, 2015, 03:15:56 PM 
Started by Tonyworks4u - Last post by Citylaw
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.

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 on: May 26, 2015, 03:09:47 PM 
Started by Tonyworks4u - Last post by i VIII π
No joke. Its unaccredited and not accepted by ANY state bar. In some states its ILLEGAL to even put it on a job application! (you can go to JAIL!!!!!)

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