According to report released on Wednesday, the staff at the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education has recommended granting Infilaw a license to operate the private Charleston School of Law.
Voting on the license, by the Commission that regulates South Carolina’s colleges, will be on Thursday. Infilaw, which is based in Naples, Florida, and operates three schools, has an agreement to purchase the Charleston School of Law from it’s founders.
Commission staff said after review that Infilaw met the academic, facilities, financial and reputation standards under state regulations. Critics of the sale think USC or College of Charleston, both public universities, should run the school.
The Infilaw System is a consortium that includes an independent network of ABA-approved law schools and companies that provide management solutions, new educational programs, and pioneering technology-driven course delivery to law schools and higher education institutions nationally and internationally.
Infilaw’s mission is to establish the benchmark of inclusive excellence in professional education for the 21st Century. The mission is supported by three key pillars (1) centering on “serving the underserved,” (2) providing an education that is “student-outcome centered,” and (3) graduating students who are “practice-ready.” Infilaw schools have a demonstrated ability to achieve superior outcomes that are a function of admission processes which probe beyond traditional quality indicators and factor otherwise overlooked predictors of success.
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