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Graduation

Graduation
« on: April 27, 2015, 09:16:26 AM »
I finished Novus Law School all completely distance.  All things are possible if only you would believe !

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Re: Graduation
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 03:41:07 PM »
Congrats Tony!

Re: Graduation
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 10:15:03 PM »
Hi, I've heard something about this NOVUS law school joke (I don't remember which website), but I don't get it.

Can somebody fill me in, please?

Re: Graduation
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 01:09:47 PM »
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!!!!!)

Re: Graduation
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 01:15:56 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.

Re: Graduation
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 01:20:10 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.

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. 

Re: Graduation
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 01:58:08 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!

 


Re: Graduation
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2015, 04:33:52 PM »
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.

Re: Graduation
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2015, 05:35:23 PM »
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.

Re: Graduation
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2015, 10:49:34 PM »
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.