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CSOL For Sale On Craigslist

Earlier this summer, FITS exclusively reported on the pending sale of the Charleston School of Law (CSOL) to InfiLaw, an entity critics maintain is nothing but a “diploma mill.” That story – which prompted a flood of drama (and an attempted government takeover) – came full circle this week when…

Earlier this summer, FITS exclusively reported on the pending sale of the Charleston School of Law (CSOL) to InfiLaw, an entity critics maintain is nothing but a “diploma mill.”

That story – which prompted a flood of drama (and an attempted government takeover) – came full circle this week when an email from CSOL’s dean Andy Abrams confirmed the sale.

Well … almost. While Abrams noted there was an “agreement expressing the intent of the owners to sell the Charleston School of Law to InfiLaw,” he added the school’s founders were still “open to other serious proposals.”

That prompted someone with a sense of humor to offer the school up for sale on Craigslist …

“ONE (1) currently ABA Accredited Law School for sale,” the entry notes. “Great location, convenient to everything! Easy access to Crosstown, I-26, King Street bars and restaurants. Off-street parking! Student body has been used.”

Ha!

No word yet on whether the S.C. General Assembly will be among those making a “serious inquiry” (with our tax dollars), although they are currently calling for an investigation into the proposed sale. Specifically, S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis (D-Charleston) wants to determine if any “licensing rules” are being violated by the proposed deal.

Good grief …

“I’m going to make sure (the Commission on Higher Education) does their job which is to evaluate this proposed sale based on the criteria set out for higher ed by the General Assembly and by the charter granted to CSOL,” Stavrinakis told FITS. ” The state has an interest in protecting the quality and affordability of higher education in the state. A law school also has a direct impact on the administration of justice in South Carolina and the state has a clear and important interest in maintaining equitable, quality and efficient civil and criminal justice systems.”

Um … no it doesn’t, but okay man … whatever you say.

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9 comments

shifty henry August 29, 2013 at 10:06 am

Just for fun, I submitted my bid. It was rejected. I guess tthey though that
$100 down and $1 per week for the rest of my life was not a serious bid.

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Publius August 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Pretty much the same amortization schedule as law school student loans.

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shifty henry August 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

heh! heh! — pretty good……….

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LMAO August 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

The “Real Yellow Pages” by AT&T (2013 – 14) for “Greater Charleston” area was left on my porch.

438 pages long

35 pages (pg. 26 – 61) are “Attorneys” — 8 percent of the total

Not including the covers and the magnet from John Price Law Firm, LLC, who hawks
— auto accidents
— DUI

— etc.

This CSOL story is hilarious.

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lawzoo August 29, 2013 at 10:22 am

Does it come with Batterys ?

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Halfvast Conspirator August 29, 2013 at 10:24 am

Leon is just trying to get his brother on the board, or an honorary JD, or both, so he can be appointed to more boards

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Curious August 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Is Leon’s brother any taller than Leon? Taller than 4′ 11″? Being on boards makes the Stavrinakis brothers feel taller.

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Publius August 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Some assembly required.

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dude September 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

this law school was a good idea, but then . . .
it’s hard to have a second law school in a small state that is lagging behind in industry, and is still too agrarian.
where will the new lawyers going to practice? none want to go and open an office in a small town. they all want to stay in charleston, which now makes charleston one of the cities with the highest density of lawyer per sq. ft.

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