Friday, August 2, 2013
Crack Open a Window: Fourth Tier Trash Pit Charleston School of Law Enters Management Agreement with InfiLaw
On July 25, 2013, the Post and Courier published Diane Knich’s piece entitled “Charleston School of Law enters into management services agreement; is sale next?” Look at this opening:
“The Charleston School of Law has entered into a management services agreement with InfiLaw System, an arrangement that sometimes can be the first step in a sale.
InfiLaw currently owns three other law schools: Charlotte School of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law and Phoenix School of Law.
The Charleston School of Law on Thursday evening released a statement about the plan, about which speculation had been swirling all day in the local legal community.
But the release did not describe what the law school’s future might look like, and spokesman Andy Brack said he could not elaborate due to regulatory reasons.” [Emphasis mine]
A few paragraphs later, the author continued:
“According to the release, the “alliance” with InfiLaw would give the school “access to pioneering programs and tools that will help it continue to provide students with excellence in teaching, strong faculty relationships, as well as opportunities for public service and community involvement.” Alex Sanders, one of the founders of the school, said that as of two days ago he no longer is chairman of the board, a member of its board or a co-owner of the school.
He doesn’t know specifically what is happening there or whether the school ultimately will be sold. But, he said, “to sell a law school is a complicated thing. It could take months or years. It’s not like selling a loaf of bread.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, this is the true hallmark of an elite and prestigious “institution of higher education,” right?!?! Hell, the sewer rats ought to throw in a few cases of cheap beer – in order to sweeten the deal.
CharlesTTTTon Law Pigs Have Entertained Offers for Years:
The Charleston City Paper printed an article from Paul Bowers, under the headline “Charleston School of Law has been in contact with InfiLaw for years” – in its July 31, 2013 edition. Review the revealing portion below:
“Hundreds of students and alumni showed up to Tuesday night's meeting, which was held in the Charleston Music Hall and included a panel of school administrators and InfiLaw leaders.
What the audience did learn was that the leadership of the Charleston School of Law had already fielded some offers from other companies. Judge Robert S. Carr, a founding member of the school's board of directors, said that two private colleges had approached the board over the past five years about making "arrangements," but the deals fell through. Carr said the school also tried to become a nonprofit institution, but that plan also fell through. When a student criticized Carr and the directors for moving part of the school's base and structure to Florida, Carr responded that the board had looked for other options.
"First of all, my obligation is to the students," Carr said. "My obligation is to the faculty and staff. My obligation is to the business partners. The community comes fourth. We are trying to preserve the school community. What good would it do the community for this school to go away, to not exist?" [Emphasis mine]
Notice how Cockroach Robert Carr does not mention how pumping out several dozens of financially ruined law grads each year impacts the community. Later on, Bowers reported:
“InfiLaw's reputation precedes it. While its three schools boast high employment rates for graduates, its admissions are also markedly less selective. According to lawschoolnumbers.com, Charleston School of Law accepted 50 percent of applicants for the Class of 2017, compared to 67 percent at Florida Coastal, 69 percent at Charlotte, and 73 percent at Phoenix.
InfiLaw schools have some critics from within their own ranks, too. At Phoenix School of Law, two former professors are suing the school after the administration allegedly announced a plan to eliminate tenure, change the curriculum, and require students to meet with an administrator before transferring to other schools.” [Emphasis mine]
Who the hell wouldn’t want to join with such a filthy, putrid, for-profit garbage “consortium”?!?! Keep in mind that Law School Numbers also counts non-legal positions, part-time jobs, and temporary work – when publishing a commode’s employment “placement” rate.
Elie Mystal posted a July 26, 2013 entry labeled “I Bet You Thought Going To Charleston Law Was Already Rock Bottom.” Check out this sharp right uppercut:
“I imagine that students of the Charleston School of Law woke up this morning feeling a bit like exotic dancers who just found out that their strip joint was being sold to a whorehouse.
Charleston School of Law (CSOL) was already a pretty weak law school, charging $38,000 a year despite being unranked by U.S. News. Its employment stats and bar passage rates are often embarrassing. It’s “accredited” by the ABA because, well, the ABA will rubber-stamp institutions like this.
But yesterday the school announced that it was entering a “management services agreement” with a for-profit company, Infilaw Inc. Infilaw has not covered itself in glory. It owns Charlotte School of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, and Phoenix School of Law. So to call Infilaw a “diploma mill” is being exceedingly kind to Infilaw.” [Emphasis mine]
Conclusion: The law school pigs are desperate to stay in business. THEY DO NOT GIVE ONE DAMN about the students or recent graduates. Their sole concern is to keep the gravy train of student loan money rolling along. In order to accomplish that goal, they need to get asses in seats. Due to fewer applications, the bastards see that they need to merge with existing law schools, sell out to for-profit trash pits, or partner with universities that do not currently have an ABA-accredited dung heap. Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature still view law school as anything more than a jobs program for failed attorneys known as "professors"?!
Posted by Nando at 6:51 AM