A decision to allow the impending sale of the Charleston School of Law (CSOL) has been postponed.
In a statement, members of the Commission on Higher Education said they need more time to review over 100 pages of documents and public comments they received this week on the impending sale of the school to Florida-based InfiLaw System.
The for-profit company is seeking to enter into a new management agreement to run CSOL. Many alumni and faculty are unhappy about the impending sale, calling InfiLaw’s other three campuses “diploma mills.” However, InfiLaw calls the claim false, pointing out its other schools are accredited by the American Bar Association (which CSOL first received in 2011).
A licensing panel will meet later this month on the deal and will present its recommendations to the full commission at its June 5 meeting. The commission’s staff has already recommended approving the deal, saying it is in line with all state regulations.
The American Bar Association must also approve the deal before InfiLaw can take over the school.