I plan to start studying under Novus Law School in August. Is there any new news about this school as far as quality of education is concerned? I am unable to attend an ABA school because I have reached the limit for federal student loans. I know that Novus is unaccredited. Has anyone put Novus Law School on his/her resume? How do you like the mentors? Are you reading actual court opinions or are they summaries.
It is really cheap and you can apparently start the JD program without even having an AA. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by not being able to attend an ABA program because you've reached the max amount of loans. Are you able to attend this one because they have private financing or because it is so cheap? Maybe you could attend a part time program at an ABA approved LS and work. There are some fairly inexpensive PT programs. I'm thinking NCCU right off in terms of cheap & ABA approved PT, but I'm sure there are others. You may be able to find one that is relatively inexpensive and ranked. Do you want to be a practicing attorney after you graduate or is this a way to put off paying back loans until you can find employment?
I have more than 180,000 in federal student loans because I earned 3 degrees from different schools. I can only get financed through private loans with a co-signer. Additionally, I was in law school for a year during 1987-1988. As a result, law schools in Florida won't allow me to even apply. I looked for cheaper ABA accredited law schools. None are as cheap as Novus. I also studied for a year with California Southern School of Law. I did not pass the FYLSX. I did not have enough money to return to California to take the test again. I don't understand it being illegal to list Novus on a resume. Please go into further detail. I am interested in being a practicing attorney for ego purposes. I am currently enrolled in an online paralegal program. The latter will meet my financial needs just as much as being an attorney would. Has anyone ever seen the material that students learn from at Novus?
You all have helped me to decide against signing up with Novus. I will just stay with the online paralegal program and sit for the NALA certification exam, here in Tampa, in 2011. Thanks.