As a committee of South Carolina's Commission on Higher Education considers whether to approve InfiLaw's acquisition of Charleston School of Law, a large number of faculty members have now weighed in opposition is here.
A letter from the tenured faculty and a letter from a local attorney representing other faculty who wish to remain anonymous due to fear of retribution are here. In the letters, faculty members state that they "do not wish to see the Charleston School of Law mirror the admission practices, attrition rates, transfer rates or educational programs of the InfiLaw consortium schools."
This public opposition is, at minimum, problematic for InfiLaw. If it does complete the deal, people will no doubt be watching to see if Infilaw actually exacts punishment on faculty members.