Charleston School Of Law Alumni “Flip Out”

ANGRY ALUMNI GROUP PROBES EMAIL LEAKS …  In our latest article addressing the ongoing soap opera at the Charleston School of Law (CSOL), we noted that one of the main reasons we cover this school is the reaction said coverage engenders. “We cover (CSOL) because it is like kicking an ant…


In our latest article addressing the ongoing soap opera at the Charleston School of Law (CSOL), we noted that one of the main reasons we cover this school is the reaction said coverage engenders.

“We cover (CSOL) because it is like kicking an ant hill,” we noted. “And we like kicking ant hills.”

Seriously … we don’t give a rat’s rear end (or the business end of an ant’s abdomen) what happens to this institution, so long as efforts by members of the S.C. General Assembly to subsidize it with public funds are defeated.

Anyway … in our latest article we published a last ditch effort by CSOL dean Andy Abrams to persuade reluctant alumni on the efficacy of the school’s proposed sale to diploma mill InfiLaw (a story we broke last spring). Abrams email was a comically ridiculous and self-serving plea that endeavored to put one last coat of polish on the big steaming turd that is the CSOL-InfiLaw deal.

Not surprisingly, it was immediately rebuked by two CSOL alumni (whose response emails we published).

Story done, right?

Wrong …  the fact we obtained and published CSOL alumni response emails has rubbed more than a few of them the wrong way (perhaps some lingering bitterness from the last time we made this school our bitch).

“As a reminder, when you signed up for this listserv, you agreed to keep these emails confidential,” warned Donna Cline – one of the group’s members. “Any breaches of this confidentiality will be considered to be a violation of our Professional Code of Conduct.”

Whoa …

Underscoring her seriousness, Cline added (emphasis original) “DO NOT FORWARD EMAILS TO ANY INDIVDIUALS (sic) OUTSIDE THIS GROUP.  PERIOD.”

Mmmm-kay … although it looks as though this stern warning has gone unheeded.

There’s another entry in which one of the alumni on the list announces the launch of an internal investigation into the leaks.

“I will be working along with others to determine if anyone on this list serve is responsible for forwarding these emails,” the author writes. “I suppose it’s possible that this came from the same old leak that’s been at the school for years, but I find that doubtful as I also emailed Abrams privately and my email does not appear on (FITS News). If any one has any information regarding this issue, please come forward. If we can’t trust one another to respect our privacy, we will have no choice to shut down this outlet, and I would have to recommend the same for any and all facebook groups.”

Awwwww … how cute.

Finally, the leaker was called a few names – and put on notice.

“There exists some Tory among us who makes any internal communication unsafe, so I can’t share it with y’all,” one of the group’s members writes. “Shame on you, Judas! We will find you out.”

Actually no … no you won’t.

But by all means … please continue affirming for posterity that graduates of CSOL are not only in possession of substandard degrees, but also plenty of free time.


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Jackie Chiles March 20, 2014 at 8:50 am

I’m cracking up that someone leaked to you the outrage over leaks.

tomstickler March 20, 2014 at 9:25 am

For those interested in the misfortunes of law schools and their victims, you should not miss occasional posts on for-profit law schools.

Dan March 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

Someone sounds bitter about not being able to be a lawyer because of his domestic violence conviction.

Ya ole willie March 20, 2014 at 10:45 am

Hahaha. I forgot ole willie bitch slapped his ef gf while he worked for Mark Sanford. Haha. Did he really think he had the genuiois to actually get into law school? Fucking moron!!!

Insider Info March 20, 2014 at 10:46 am

Lauren Ellison, Lauren Wilson. Enough said. Leaks expose bitches.

west_rhino March 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

“our Professional Code of Conduct.” laughable on sooooooooo many levels, be it Charleston, be it ambulance chasers, Innovista-like Upper king St “re-vitalization”, Chucktowne’s “Digital Alley”, needing to be closer to the Sate House to really learn corruption.
good as a breather for SC State’s woes

Jackie Chiles March 22, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Imagine the bar complaint- “XYZ attorney leaked our private facebook group emails.” Uh, ok. What’s that got to do with anything?

west_rhino March 26, 2014 at 9:33 am

just confirmation that lawyers remain better test subjects than rats for HIV/AIDS, cause there are some things a rat just won’t do.

SenseLikeChaps March 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm

It’s true. Will isn’t interested in diploma mills. They can live and die by the free market. The real money is in GED mills.

Jackie Chiles March 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Except they don’t live and die by the free market because of the federal intervention called unlimited student loans.

euwe max March 20, 2014 at 11:29 pm

What’s that long, vertical white thing on the wall?

bigcasino March 21, 2014 at 12:05 am

The “long, vertical white thing on the wall” is a brace. The thing sticking out of the middle of the brace is the end of a tension rod. The tension rod has threads and a nut on the end. The other end of the tension rod is probably anchored in a beam. When the nut on the tension rod is tightened it pulls the vertical brace against the wall. The brace spreads out the pulling force and a) helps stabilize the old brick wall, and b) keeps the tension rod and nut from pulling through the wall.

euwe max March 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Thanks! It’s so nice to meet someone who knows something around here!

TontoBubbaGoldstein March 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm

“What’s that long, vertical white thing…”

For a moment there….TBG thought you were talking to him….

euwe max March 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm

“white” thing.

TontoBubbaGoldstein March 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

“Long.” “Vertical.” “White thing.” Hoss.

Owen Anderson March 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm

At least someone is finally pumping money into the old CSOL buildings. By the look of things, not like the Judges did.

Jackie Chiles March 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Yeah, because nice buildings will make you pass the bar and get a job after graduation.

David Blane March 21, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Charleston School of Law has always been a for-profit school. It’s only coming under new management. Learn something alumni!


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