Paul L. Caron

Friday, April 14, 2017

Charlotte Law School Dean Resigns After Three Weeks On The Job

Charlotte Logo (2016)Following up on my previous posts (links below):  Charlotte Observer, Seen as Last Hope, Charlotte School of Law Dean Resigns Three Weeks Into Job:

Scott Broyles, whose appointment as dean of Charlotte School of Law temporarily reunited students, faculty and alumni behind the struggling school, unexpectedly resigned Thursday morning after three weeks on the job.

Broyles said he submitted resignation a little after 9 a.m. As he was packing up his office, Broyles told the Observer that he felt “I was no longer being effective in my job.”

Broyles’ appointment to the No. 2 position at Charlotte Law drew universal approval from students, graduates and faculty, which had all called on top school leaders to resign in the wake of massive problems with the federal government and the American Bar Association that still threaten to close the for-profit, uptown school.

Asked why he was leaving now, Broyles cited disagreements with the administration over strategies to best serve the school, and a growing frustration with the Department of Education’s continue refusal to release loans to cover tuition and living expenses of Charlotte Law’s students. He called the students’ financial plight “tragic.”

He also said that his “frank” public comments about the school’s problems, which he made after his appointment, ruffled other administrators. “A lot of straws continued to pile on the camel’s back,” he said. “If I felt I could effect anything positive for the school at this point, I would not have resigned. I’m not able to do that anymore.”

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50% of existing law schools must close before equilibrium between graduates and employment can be achieved. Technology continues to eat up low intellectual activity "lawyer" tasks.

Posted by: 40yearProf | Apr 15, 2017 11:08:59 AM