Thursday, May 19, 2022
Are More Law Schools Needed In Areas Where InfiLaw Campuses Closed?
ABA Journal, Are More Law Schools Needed in Areas Where InfiLaw Campuses Closed?:
As the Florida Coastal School of Law prepares to close, Jacksonville University announced plans to open a new law school in the same city, with the first entering class starting in fall 2022.
The for-profit Florida Coastal had various accreditation problems, including a U.S. Department of Education flag for not meeting the gainful-employment standard. Administration at Jacksonville University, a not-for-profit school, claims the city of approximately 902,000 people needs a law school. ...
Plans are also in place for a new law school at North Carolina’s High Point University, which is about 78 miles from the now-shuttered Charlotte School of Law. Both Florida Coastal and CSL, as well as Arizona Summit Law School, another school that closed following accreditation issues, were operated by InfiLaw, which was owned by the private equity firm Sterling Capital Partners.
Many InfiLaw complications related to overenrollment, say academics, and some believe that if Jacksonville and High Point, both of which are private universities, maintain reasonable class sizes at their law schools, they will succeed.