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1 The College of Charleston and the Charleston School of Law Larry Krasnoff Director, Pre- Law Program

2 Charleston School of Law: Basic Facts Opened 2004, fully accredited 2011 Privately owned, for-profit institution Tuition: $ 38,000Median LSAT: 151 US News Ranking: Unranked (below 145) Originally owned by five directors, now held by three By a 2-1 vote, the directors have agreed to sell CSOL to Infilaw, a private, for-profit corporation that now operates three other law schools (Charlotte, Florida Coastal, Phoenix)

3 Comparisons to Other Law Schools in Region: Public Employment US NewsMedian LSATTuition (Non-Res./Res.)score (LST) Virginia 7170$ 51,000 / 46, Alabama21165$ 32,000 / 20, N. Carolina31162$ 37,000 / 22, Georgia33164$ 35,000 / 18, Wm. & Mary33164$ 38,000 / 28, Florida46161$ 41,000 / 21, Tennessee61160$ 36,000 / 18, S. Carolina98157$ 43,000 / 22, Mississippi102155$ 25,000 / 11, CSOLNR151$ 38,

4 Comparisons to Other Law Schools in Region: Private Employment US NewsMedian LSATTuition (Non-Res./Res.)score (LST) Duke11 169$ 52,000N/A Emory23 165$ 45, Wake Forest36 163$ 39, Tulane48 161$ 44, Richmond53 162$ 37, Miami76 156$ 43, Campbell $ 35, ElonNR 155$ 36, CSOLNR 151$ 38,

5 Comparisons to Infilaw Schools Employment US NewsMedian LSATTuition (Non-Res./Res.)score (LST) CSOLNR 151$ 38, CharlotteNR 146$ 39, Fla. CoastalNR 146$ 39, PhoenixNR 146$ 40,

6 We can reasonably infer… that the sale of CSOL to Infilaw would not be good for our students and alumni who have gone, now go, or will go to CSOL that the sale of CSOL to Infilaw would not be good for CSOL or the local community

7 Questions (Listed from the least to the most under our control. Questions 5 and 6 fall directly within the jurisdiction of the Senate. The Budget Committee might offer advice on question 4.) 1. Can Infilaw receive state approval to run CSOL? 2. How much would it cost us to buy CSOL from the directors or Infilaw? 3. Could we receive state approval to run CSOL? 4. How much could we realistically charge in tuition? Would a law school be viable at that level of tuition? 5. Does having a law school fit with our public and academic missions? 6. Could we make CSOLs programs consistent with our conception of academic quality?


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