Following up on my previous posts:
Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte Law Students Make Demands Via Petition:
On Wednesday, nearly 100 students had signed an online petition aimed at administrators that lists four specific demands. ...
- Grades for students be submitted before or on Jan. 1 so that students who wish to transfer will be able to do so.
- All students on track to graduate in May 2017 be allowed to finish without private or non-governmental loans
- All normal expenses incurred by continuing students for the Spring 2017 semester be provided for jointly/separately by Charlotte School of Law, Infilaw, and or, Sterling Capital.
- Restructuring of leadership within for-profit’s administration, beginning with individuals who have “consistently had the final word regarding matters that have in recent years fell under the microscope of the ABA and the Department of Education.”
Above the Law, Charlotte Law School Faculty Rebels Against For-Profit Infilaw, Stands By Students In Time Of Need:
Charlotte Law professors are going to war for their students. ...
The administration’s goal to protect students who have been wronged — not by Charlotte Law’s alleged malfeasance, of course, but by the Department of Education — flies in the face of what we’ve been told by students who attend the school. We’ve heard that members of the law school administration have blocked all student access to the seventh floor of the building where their offices are located, and haven’t been answering calls.
Charlotte Law faculty members, on the other hand, are standing by their students, and are ready to go to war for them. A source at the law school told us that faculty members are now “rebelling against [their] Infilaw overlords,” and sent out a strongly worded letter via email to all students and alumni of the school.
Students, we share in your feelings of sadness, anger, and disappointment. At this juncture, we are insisting that Infilaw recognize that decisions about admissions and curriculum must be made by the faculty. These decisions are the subject of our current situation and were made without the benefit of those best able to protect the students’ interests.
Despite the institutional failures listed in the letter from the DOE on December 19, 2016, we assure you that your faculty remains committed to delivering quality legal education. We are unified in our desire to the best by our students and alumni as we face the challenges ahead.
Matt Leichter, Does Charlotte Law School Offer a Test of the Bennett Hypothesis?:
Here’s how much federal loan money CLS has disbursed each year since it was founded and its revenue from full-time students paying full tuition.
I doubt CLS is as bloated as an elite law school is, but it will soon cost a lot less to attend if it wants to stay in business. Unfortunately, I suspect liberals will see CLS’s downfall as a victory over predatory for-profit colleges rather than evidence that federal loans help law schools more than students. Still, it’s a victory. Maybe Infilaw will get the message that many nonprofit law schools should’ve years ago.