Paul L. Caron

Friday, April 30, 2021

ABA Rejects Florida Coastal Law School's Teach-Out Plan

Following up on my previous post, U.S. Department Of Education Terminates Florida Coastal Law School's Eligibility For Federal Student Loans; ABA Demands Teach-Out Plan:  ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Notice of Executive Committee Decision — Florida Coastal School of Law Teach-Out Plan (April 2021):

Florida Coastal (2017)At a meeting on April 21, 2021, the Executive Committee of the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (the “Executive Committee”) considered the Teach-Out Plan submitted by the Florida Coastal School of Law (the “Law School”).

After careful review of the Law School’s submission, the Executive Committee rejected the TeachOut Plan as filed because the Law School did not include several required items and did not provide sufficient detail as to other items.

As provided by Rule 29(k)(2), the Law School is directed to revise and resubmit the Teach-Out Plan on or before May 7, 2021. The revised Teach-Out Plan will be considered by the Council at its May 13-15, 2021, meeting.

ABA Journal, Florida Coastal’s Proposed Teach-Out Plan Dinged by ABA's Legal Ed Section Because of Lack of Details:

“We will respond to the council with the information and data requested. We are still waiting for a response to our request for reinstatement in the Title IV program,” Peter Goplerud, the law school’s president and dean, told the ABA Journal in an email. ...

This is the second time in two years that the law school had complications with federal student loan money. In 2019, after it did not meet fiscal responsibility standards required by the DOE, the agency required Florida Coastal to submit a letter of credit before student loan money was released.

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