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Friday, September 1, 2017

Sorry, Charlotte. You Don’t Need A Law School.

Charlotte Logo (2016)Charlotte Observer, Sorry, Charlotte. You Don’t Need a Law School, Officials Say.:

Charlotte appears set to regain its crown as the largest U.S. city without a law school, given the closing of Charlotte School of Law and a quiet announcement by UNC Charlotte this month that it does not intend to fill the void. “We do not envision creating another law school in the state,” Chancellor Phil Dubois told the school’s faculty last week during UNCC’s annual fall convocation.

The reason? “There is simply no employment market at the moment for students who have earned the J.D. degree,” Dubois said, according to a copy of his remarks.

Experts agree, saying the lingering damage from the recession a decade ago along with the changing legal needs of consumers have softened the demand for new lawyers.

Greensboro News & Observer, Zombie Charlotte Law

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Comments

Pretty effing bleak and blunt statement.

Posted by: Tuphat | Sep 1, 2017 11:55:05 AM

"...you don't need a law school"

Neither did Irvine, CA or Ft. Wayne, IN, or pretty much any other city for which a law school has been contemplated or opened in the last 15 years when the writing was on the wall regarding the legal job market.

But we all know that these schools were contemplated/advocated for/established for the benefit those that stood to be on their payroll...

Posted by: Anon | Sep 2, 2017 12:35:35 PM