Thursday, September 10, 2015
Toxic Dump Charleston School of Law Loses Yet Another President
Another President Leaves This Dung Heap: On August 31, 2015, the Charleston Regional Business Journal published an Ashley Heffernan piece labeled “Charleston School of Law president resigns.” Make sure to review this opening:
“Joseph Harbaugh’s tenure as president of Charleston School of Law is expected to end after less than four months on the job.
The interim president submitted his letter of resignation to the school’s owners, Robert Carr and George Kosko, on Thursday, citing “personal circumstances.” Harbaugh’s contract was supposed to end Dec. 15.
“You have asked me to continue in the position until Oct. 1, 2015. I will do everything possible to comply with your request and will make myself available thereafter as an occasional consultant,” Harbaugh said in the letter.
He went on to call the school a “critical component in the development of the legal profession in South Carolina and beyond.”
“I wish you, the students, alumni, faculty and staff of the law school continued success in the mission of contributing to a fair and vibrant justice process,” Harbaugh said in the letter. School spokesman Andy Brack said in a statement that the school is “moving forward in recruiting new, positive leadership.”
Harbaugh, the former dean of the University of Richmond School of Law and Nova Southeastern Law Center, was named president of Charleston School of Law on June 5.
In an interview with the Business Journal in July, Harbaugh said one of his main goals as president would be to find a new owner for the financially strapped school.
“I would like to have this school transferred to new owners,” he said in July. “It doesn’t matter to me whether they’re not-for-profit or for-profit. The situation here is so — dare I use this word? ... The situation here is so toxic.” [Emphasis mine]
How impressive, huh?!?! This must be one hell of a law school! Actually, Charle$TTTTon Sewer of Law is still rated as a fourth tier pile of garbage, by US “News” & World Report. Well, surely the school is affordable. Not quite. According to the commode’s website, full-time annual tuition will be $39,996, for the 2015-2016 school year.
Other Coverage: Noelle Price posted a JD Journal entry labeled “Charleston Law Loses Another President” – on September 2, 2015. Check out the segment below:
“According to the National Law Journal, the trouble continues for the Charleston School of Law.
The interim president of the school, Joseph Harbaugh, has stepped down after less than three months with the school, citing unrest with the for-profit school’s ownership situation.
On August 27, Harbaugh said he was resigning, but added that he would try to continue working until October 1. After that point, he said he would be available as an “occasional consultant.” Harbaugh’s contract was to last until December.
Maryann Jones, the previous president of the school, held the title for just eight days before resigning in November. She said that fighting among the owners of the school pushed her to leave the school. Before Jones came on board, Andy Abrams, the dean of the law school, served as president.
In his resignation letter, Harbaugh wrote, “My personal circumstances will not allow me to fulfill the obligations of the office through December 15, 2015.” [Emphasis mine]
Well, at least Harbaugh lasted more than eight days at the helm of this festering cesspool. That is a tremendous accomplishment. By the way, the fact that the toilet had him on such a short contract speaks volumes about the school’s situation.
Prior TTTT Droppings: On August 14, 2015, the Post and Courier featured a Diane Knich article entitled “Charleston School of Law Leaders Withhold Tenure.” Look at the following portion:
“Charleston School of Law owners announced Friday that they wouldn’t be offering tenure to non-tenured faculty members because the school is in a financial crisis.
In a memo to eight non-tenured faculty members, school owners said there are three candidates who already have met the standards for tenure, but they will not get it because of the school’s financial problems.
“We simply are not able to engage in that consideration at this time because of the financial exigency,” they stated in the memo. School of Law spokesman Andy Brack said, “The memo speaks for itself.”
Now scroll down to the concluding paragraph, in order to see the cause of the crisis:
“Law school owners and representatives from The InfiLaw System, a company trying to buy the school, have said one of the reasons the school is in a financial crisis is because the owners took $25 million in profit out of the school between 2010 and 2013.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, these cockroaches are looking out for their students’ best interests, right?!?!
Conclusion: If you are even considering applying to such a filth pit, then you do not have the mental capacity to order for yourself – or anyone else – at the drive thru window at Wendy’s. Even if you manage to pass a bar exam, do you think for one damn second that you – as a TTTT grad – will make enough money to reasonably pay back $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt?!?!
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