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):
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.
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- After 71% Enrollment Decline, Florida Coastal Plans To Further Shrink 1L Class To Raise Minimum LSAT Score By 7 Points And Avoid Fate Of Arizona Summit, Charlotte Law Schools (July 3, 2017)
- ABA Notices To Law Schools About Potential Non-Compliance With Accreditation Standards (Oct. 31, 2017)
- Florida Coastal Law School: 'We Are Not For Sale' (Nov. 29, 2017)
- ABA: Florida Coastal Law School Remains Out Of Compliance With Three Of Four Accreditation Standards (May 3, 2018)
- Florida Coastal Law School Sues ABA; Kirkland & Ellis Alleges Arbitrary Enforcement Of Accreditation Standards (May 11, 2018)
- Florida Coastal School of Law Seeks Restraining Order Against The ABA (June 19, 2018)
- Federal Judge Denies Florida Coastal Law School's TRO Bid Against The ABA (June 20, 2018)
- ABA Gives An Inch In Accreditation Fight With Florida Coastal Law (June 27, 2018)
- ABA Moves To Dismiss Florida Coastal's Lawsuit Alleging Arbitrary Enforcement Of Accreditation Standards (July 3, 2018)
- ABA Wins Early Round Against Florida Coastal Law In Accreditation Lawsuit (July 11, 2018)
- ABA: Florida Coastal Remains Out of Compliance With Law School Accreditation Standards (Sept. 8, 2019)
- July 2018 Florida Bar Exam Results (Sept. 18, 2018)
- In Wake Of 93% Enrollment Decline, Florida Coastal Law School Seeks To Ditch InfiLaw, Become Nonprofit, And Merge With University In The Southeast (But Not In Florida) (Feb 6, 2019)
- All InfiLaw Suits Against the ABA Appear To Be Headed To Resolution (May 3, 2019)
- Lawsuit Claims Florida Coastal Law School Used Mandatory Bar Prep Course To 'Weed Out' Students And 'Artificially Inflate' Bar Passage Rate To Retain ABA Accreditation (Sept. 19, 2019)
- Florida Coastal Law School Asks ABA To Reconsider Its Request To Shed For-Profit Status (Sept. 28, 2019)
- Florida Coastal Law School Makes Another Bid For Nonprofit Status (Nov. 5, 2019)
- In Wake Of 89% Enrollment Decline, ABA Again Says Florida Coastal Law School Is Not In Compliance With Accreditation Standards, Again Rejects Conversion From For-Profit To Non-Profit Status (Dec. 23, 2019)
- ABA Ends Three-Year Investigation, Finds Florida Coastal Law School In Full Compliance With Accreditation Standards (Mar. 1, 2020)
- ABA: Four Law Schools Are Back In Compliance With 75% Bar Passage Accreditation Requirement (Mar. 1 2021)
- U.S. Department Of Education Terminates Florida Coastal Law School's Eligibility For Federal Student Loans; ABA Demands Teach-Out Plan (Apr. 10, 2021)