Law Students

Charleston School of Law to Continue Accepting New Students
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Charleston School of Law

Summary: Students for the fall 2015-16 academic year will be accepted to the law school even though the future of the school is still unclear.

After an unexpected announcement a few weeks ago from the owners of the Charleston School of Law, George Kosko and Robert Carr, that the school was planning on closing, they announced that they will be accepting students for the fall 2015-16 academic year.


School Student Bar Association president Matt Kelly has mixed feelings about the announcement. He says it is unacceptable that a large number of faculty and staff have been laid-off while the board exhibits a false sense of the financial crisis the school is in. He is most concerned with the ongoing pursuit of the board to sell the school to the for-profit InfiLaw System.

Kosko and Carr opened the school with three other lawyers and judges in South Carolina: Ed Westbrook, Alex Sanders, and Ralph McCullough. In July 2013, Sanders and McCullough retired. Immediately after, Kosko, Carr and Westbrook announced that they were working towards selling the school to the InfiLaw System. Students, faculty, and alumni halted the sale at that time. The InfiLaw System is believed to be an inferior system with lower standards that would devalue any law degree obtained through them.

Westbrook then suggested creating a nonprofit organization to take over the school but in March he stepped down and severed all ties with the school. It is unclear if his financial ties have been cut as well.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Kosko and Carr have continued to stress that the sale of the school to the for profit InfiLaw System is the only hope for the school since they have hit a financial crisis from declining enrollment and the owners taking $25 million in profit out of the school between 2010 and 2013.

In efforts to cut costs, the school has laid-off seven more faculty members bringing the total to 35 faculty and staff members to be laid-off since last May. The law school is also working to reduce the number of buildings they operate.

An InfiLaw spokesperson has said that the company has no plans to refile with the state’s Commission on Higher Education for a license to operate in South Carolina after the initial application in 2013.




Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney


Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now


Litigation Associate

USA-CA-San Francisco

Requirements Candidates should have two to five years of litigation and arbitration experience.&#...

Apply now



Growing law firm in need of a real estate paralegal. Ideal candidate will be organized, responsible,...

Apply now

Creditor's Rights / Collection Attorney


Bannockburn, IL-based Regional Debt Collection Law Firm seeks consumer collection attorney with 1-4 ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - Immigration


Entry-level associate with some experience in immigration law. Duties will include court appearances...

Apply now


To Top