International Law School

Novus Law School is the Graduate and Undergraduate Law School of Novus University. Novus University is an International Web-Based Private Postsecondary Educational Institution. Novus University has no campus or resident programs or locations or public facilities. The School maintains Mail & Information and Internet Centers Worldwide as needed for communications. All mail and information facilities are for communication services only. The Novus University communications centers, and are not Campuses, Learning Centers, or open public facilities. All Novus University Degrees are awarded, Online via the World Wide Web (www), under the Authority of The Novus University Board of Directors as a Web-Based International School. Novus University students come from many different political, social, and religious systems. As a Web-Based School Novus is NOT part of any Single Geo-Political System, Nation, Social or Religious System. Novus University is an OPEN School, Multicultural, Non Political, Secular, and open to individuals from all Cultures, Systems, Nations, Religions and Political Systems.

Certified Law School Admission

Novus University Applicants who meets minimum educational requirements may be admitted within one of Four (4) terms per calendar year. Novus University Admissions allows applicant certification for admission by School interview and/or applicant statement of education that they meet minimum pre-law educational qualification requirements. A Certified Applicant may register commence Law school within one of Four (4) terms within a calendar year subject to available teaching and administrative staff. All Pre-Legal education must be verified by the applicant to the law school within 120 days of registration.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits from other law schools, including credits that were earned in a non-traditional manner, will be evaluated at the Office of Admissions & Registration. Transfer credits will be given for courses already completed with a minimum (C) Average , and credits can be granted for professional expertise acquired through law office clerkship or work experience (minimum requirements must be met). All questions pertaining to the transfer of credits should be referred to the Office of Admissions & Registration.

Program Materials

Novus University utilizes many different authoritative sources for Core Law and Elective Course completion: including but not limited to professional manuals or texts, published research papers, government generated manuals or documents, School or college texts, Law library texts or authoritative books, videos.

Suspensions

Any student falling more than thirty (30) days past due on any amounts due to the School will be placed on suspension. While on suspension, the student will not have any submitted course work graded or returned, will not be able to receive course materials, and will be denied all rights and privileges of students of Novus University. When the student brings the account current, the School will restore the student to active status. If, within sixty (60) days following the suspension for past-due amounts, the student has still not brought the account current with Novus University, the student will be dismissed from the School. Dismissed student who re-apply for admission may, at the discretion of the School, have their previous tuition payments applied to the then-current tuition amounts due and payable. Dismissed students who are re-admitted at a later date will be subject to the academic requirements, tuition, and other costs then in effect.

Dismissal

Students may be dismissed for: Failure to meet minimum program standards. Failure to submit any course completion works to the School for a period of six months, except in cases where the student is taking an approved Leave of Absence. Plagiarism or false statements with respect to completion of course assignments. Non-payment of any amounts due to the School according to standards set forth under SUSPENSIONS. Students dismissed for academic or failure to complete studies and/or follow Law School Policy are still responsible for financial obligations of tuition, materials, and/or program fees financed through Novus or Novus Subsidiaries.

Program Mentors

Program Mentors are the advisors and tutors for the duration of your program. Your assigned Mentor can answer most program and administrative questions. Your Program Mentor is the person who is responsible for directing the grading of your papers, tests and examinations, and is available to answer questions you may have about your individual courses and course work and is the Director of the examiner of your individual/independent course work projects. In most cases, you will communicate with your Mentor and your Instructors via Internet e-mail and telephone. The School employs NO full time faculty and all grading is multiple choice, by peer review or contract faculty.

Student Records

The School will maintain a file on each student containing a record of academic performance and appropriate supporting documentation. The student file shall also contain such information as is required for the completion of the application process and graduation. All student files will remain confidential and are accessible only to a limited number of School personnel. Student file information will not be released to other parties without written authorization from the student.

Grading

Novus University uses a 4.0 grading scale for the assignment of quality points, as follows: A = 4.0 quality points B = 3.0 quality points C = 2.0 quality points D = 1.0 quality points F = 0 quality points Courses for which a P (Pass) or NP (No Pass) is given will not be assessed quality points; such grades will not affect the student's GPA. A grade of I is a provisional grade only. A grade of W is given upon a student's withdrawal while passing a course. At the undergraduate level: Grades of A, B, C, D, and F will be assigned to each examination or completed written assignment. Bachelor's Projects and the Practicum are graded P (Pass) or NP (No Pass) only. A grade of I will be given to any assignment that the Faculty deems incomplete; failure to eliminate the conditions of incomplete work may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Undergraduate students receiving less than a D final grade for any course will be considered to have received a less-than-satisfactory grade and will be required to repeat the course through a make-up examination or other remedial work as determined by the Faculty to complete the course satisfactorily. At the graduate level: Grades of A, B, C, and F will be assigned to each examination or completed written assignment. Master's Projects and the Practicum are graded P (Pass) or NP (No Pass) only. A grade of I will be given to any assignment that the Faculty deems incomplete; failure to eliminate the conditions of incomplete work may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Graduate students must complete each course with no less than a C grade.

Time Requirements & Continued Registration

Programs at Novus University are self-paced, with self paced being defined as follows: (a) there is no classroom attendance required on a weekly or daily basis; (b) Law School work can be submitted as personal and professional commitments allow. Program Mentors may be able to predict the approximate amount of time that in necessary to complete the program, but in a self-paced program, it is the student who decides when the program goals will be achieved. The Juris Doctor (JD) programs which are 24 Calendar months. If a student's degree program has not been completed within the specified degree term, tuition is charged on a month-to-month basis in the amount of $175 per month. The extended monthly tuition has been established to allow students the flexibility to complete remaining course requirements from month-to-month without incurring the total tuition cost of the degree program.

Tuition for Degree Programs

The rate of tuition for each degree program includes individualized curriculum design, course instruction, Program Mentor and administrative counseling, student manuals and text selection The tuition rate does not include textbooks except through participation in the Novus Lending Library Program or additional fees.

Licenses and Credentials

Novus University's degree programs are not designed to meet any particular local, state or national licensing or credentialing laws, or to meet any requirements established by any private, independent professional associations. If licensing is the objective of a degree program, students are advised to check the standards of their particular states, school districts, professional associations and agencies for specific licensing requirements.

Specialized Practice or Certification

The admission to specialized practice or certification to practice before any city, state or federal government Agency, Court, Tribunal, Commission or Private or Professional Association is determined by rules promulgated, by that city, state or federal government Agency, Court, Tribunal, Commission, or Private or Professional Association. Rules and regulations concerning admission or certification and/or qualification to practice should be obtained directly from any entity to which the student may intend seek admission or certification to practice. Additional requirements, which may affect admissions or certification, are: Pre-legal education, personal character and reputation, citizenship, prior criminal convictions, child support payments. Novus University applicants are advised to determine that they meet all educational requirements, professional or other requirements that may apply to them prior Novus University admission Novus University does not guarantee passing of admissions or certification examinations. Novus University does not guarantee qualification for admission to specialized practice or certification to practice before any city, state or federal government Agency, Court, Tribunal, Commission or Private or Professional Association.

Admission to the Practice of Law

Admission to the practice of law in the United States of America is regulated by the State Bar Examiners. Each State establishes its own requirements for bar admission including pre-legal education, law school approvals, and individual qualifications of the candidate including moral qualification and fitness. The majority of states require graduation from a Law school accredited by the American Bar Association or approved by the state bar, The American Bar Association does not approve online or Distance Education Schools or Programs. Seven (7) states allow apprenticeship as a method for meeting all or part of admission requirements. Novus will assist Novus University Graduates who establish apprenticeships programs with practicing licensed attorneys, by providing law text selection instruction and curriculum assistance, and by providing law subject exam assistance for the supervising attorney. Assistance is provided through the Novus Apprenticeship Assistance Program. Novus University does not guarantee the success of a Law apprenticeship or acceptance by any state bar of the apprenticeships. Novus University does not supply apprenticeship attorneys or guarantee the successful completion of an apprenticeship program. Novus does not guarantee that upon completion of an apprenticeship, it will meet eligibility for any bar admission. It is the obligation of the apprentice to meet state bar regulation for the admission to practice of law and it is the apprentices obligation and responsibility to determine prior to commencement of an Apprenticeship that the apprenticeship meets all state bar requirements of the state in which the apprentice is seeking admission. Novus University is not approved by the American Bar Association or any state bar committee for the purpose of qualifying for bar admission. Novus University makes no claim, representation, guarantee, or warranty concerning the admission of practice and information provided herein is not guaranteed, is subject to change or modification by the state, without notice, and this information is furnished as information ONLY, it is the obligation of the individual or apprentice to verify it.

Refunds & Withdrawals

Novus University will have earned the entire contract amount after the student has been enrolled in the degree program for a period of 30 days. The student is responsible for payment of any and all outstanding obligations to the School.

Students who withdraw from the School must give written notice, Notarized & Faxed to 818-743-7888 stating the reason for withdrawal, If a student withdraws from a degree program within thirty- (30) days of the enrollment date.  A tuition refund minus a processing fee of $300 and $100 registration fee will be granted subject to a 30 day prorated schedule as of the balance as follows.
                                                               Date of Registration        Tuition*% = Amt Owed

No refund will be granted if the student's request for withdrawal is received more than 30 days after the enrollment date. The enrollment date is the date the student's registration is received and processed by the registrar's office.

Law School Textbook Lending Program

Most law textbooks are provided through the Novus University lending library for all core courses in the Juris Doctor program only and only to residents of The United States or Canada. Specialized law texts may be purchased from the School bookstore at School rates. All law books borrowed from the law lending library must be returned to Novus University upon completion of the law course subject, termination or withdrawal from the School. Students who fail to return textbooks will be charged the retail price for the books.

Tax Deductions

U.S. Treasury Regulation 1.162-6 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses such as books, registration fees, and expenses needed to maintain or improve your skills in your current profession, or to meet job requirements of an employer or law enacted or minimum professional requirement to retain your job status, employment or rate of pay. Contact your tax advisor concerning all tax deductions.

Law Library Services

Novus Students are advised to WestLaw Online Library for the student fee rates.