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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Charlotte Law School Fires Two-Thirds Of Faculty And Staff, Abandons Teach-Out Plan As Negotiations With Department Of Education Collapse; Classes Begin Jan. 23

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With an agreement now off the table, Mitchell said, the Charlotte students also don’t qualify for the full and partial tuition refunds available to those who attend a closed school.

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They have really and truly destroyed the lives of most of their students.

Posted by: wtfreqkenneth | Jan 19, 2017 3:00:15 PM

Being a little melodramatic, aren't we?

The students can just transfer to another law school to finish their degrees. There are 6 other law schools in North Carolina.

Posted by: Transfer | Jan 19, 2017 5:00:33 PM


Can I's haz transfer to Dukes Law? I majurd in Bizness Studys at Korinthian, gradumated with a 2.4 Jeepia after just seven years, and scored a 139 on the LSAT. So other law schools will accept me, yeah?

- Reality

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jan 19, 2017 7:18:01 PM

It's not like Duke, Wake, or Chapel Hill is going to take them. Elon or North Carolina Central might be possible, but there's no requirement that other accredited schools take these students. Those with poor grades might find themselves with no where to go. Also, second year credits don't usually transfer.

Posted by: wtfreqkenneth | Jan 19, 2017 7:32:22 PM

Indeed, Kenneth, and let's be clear about what the student body looks like, 'cuz my earlier post is no parody: the class that entered in 2015 had a median LSAT of 142 and median undergrad GPA of 2.82. 25th percentile scores? 140 and 2.51. Heck, the 25th percentile LSAT the year prior was a 138, which works out to about the 9th percentile of test-takers and but 34 of 101 questions answered correctly.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jan 20, 2017 8:58:29 AM

That's what makes this so heartbreaking and, at the same time, so reprehensible. Charlotte has been taking students who have LSAT scores that other schools won't touch with a ten foot pole, leaving most of these students with little to no options.

Posted by: Law Prof | Jan 20, 2017 9:41:47 AM