Email: CSOL Sold To InfiLaw
Date: August 28, 2013, 1:04:48 PM EDT
Subject: Law School Owners and InfiLaw
I am forwarding to you emails from the owners of the Charleston School of Law and InfiLaw indicating that they have reached an agreement expressing the intent of the owners to sell the Charleston School of Law to InfiLaw.
While I have not been directly involved in the decision process, I know that for several years the owners have been looking for ways to provide for the future of our law school. As their letter indicates, to date they have found no other workable solution that a majority of the Board could agree upon.
You will note from the attached letters that the owners are open to other serious proposals. Like any seller, of course, what they are soliciting are concrete proposals and ideas. Ultimately, all of us seek an arrangement that has the best potential to ensure a bright future for our law school.
In working with the representatives of InfiLaw for the last month or so, it is apparent that increasingly they have come to not only understand our unique culture and our position in the Charleston legal community, but also how strongly our stakeholders wish above all else to see this preserved. This has been and continues to be a learning process for all of us and it is clear to me that they now even more fully appreciate the exceptional foundation that we have collectively built over the past ten years.
During the next few weeks, all of our stakeholders are going to be given the opportunity to learn more about InfiLaw. As an initial step, Robert Carr, one of CSOL’s owners and Peter Goplerud of InfiLaw will be holding a question and answer session to talk about these developments in more detail in the Courtroom from 6:30-7:15 PM today. Although it is obviously short notice, if your schedule permits, I would encourage you to attend. Regular information will be provided to you as this process moves forward. If you have any additional questions or thoughts at any point, please send them to Questions@Charlestonlaw.edu.
Finally, it is my fervent desire that you will continue to be an active, passionate supporter of the Charleston School of Law. Our community needs this; our faculty/staff need this; and, most importantly, our students need this.
Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to make this such a special place.
Andrew L. Abrams
President and Dean
Charleston School of Law
385 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29403
InfiLaw Alumni Notice Final (.pdf)
Owners Notice Alumni Final (.pdf)
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