Between 2013 and 2015, the Charleston School of Law went through a series of high-profile woes, including cutting faculty and facilities, lawsuits from fired professors, a potential purchase by for-profit law school consortium InfiLaw System and financial problems that landed the school on a U.S. Department of Education financial monitoring list.
“I don’t think anyone realized how close the school came to closing down…It was dire,” said school President Ed Bell.
Bell said, though, the school has now turned over a new leaf: The school is ranked among the best in the country for professors and quality of life by the Princeton Review. The school is debt-free, and Charleston School of Law was off the Education Department’s heightened cash monitoring payment method list as of September.
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