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January 26, 2017

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Derek Tokaz

Fortunately, the recession produced lots of guidance on alternative careers one can pursue with a law degree, everything from computer consultant to screenwriter, from lobbyist to Major League Baseball general manager.

All the hard work law schools put in to help their grads recover from the Lathaming will surely pay dividends for these professors now.

Leo

Facultybare better off turning down the small severance and suing.

I would think faculty at the other Infilaw schools are sweating bullets. This is your future.

terry malloy

If you sleep with dogs, you get fleas.

JA

This is a no brainer. Turn it down and sue. Worked out pretty well at Charleston Law School and at a few other schools.

Also, the faculty had to see this coming. The school is owned by a private equity firm and showed no ethical backbone in recruiting students; why would they be ethical in the firings?

Anon

Where's UNE, to dance on others' misery? Oh, I forgot. Every single person here was irredeemably evil. It must be such a benefit to see everything in only black and white terms....

anon

Is it true that an earlier wave of faculty was given buyouts a few years ago, including the original associate dean and one or more of the original faculty?

AnonProf

Dear affected faculty who might be reading this, I encourage you to not accept the severance and sue them.

AnonFormerProf

anon @ 11:51, YES, that is true. I can't remember the exact number, but 20+ faculty took buy outs in early 2015, then about 5 more in late July 2015, and then a couple more in early 2016. Included in those groups were 2-3 founding professors/deans; two former interim deans; at least one assoc or assistant dean; and the directors of several programs/departments.

The "severance" offered the recently fired professors is actually LESS than the wages CSL owes them for work already performed (because they are paid over 12 months for 10 months of work). A straight-up violation of North Carolina wage payment law.

Leo

So if these profs are getting paid less than they are contractually due, does that mean the school is broke?

Leo

What will Conison's severance be? His career is over after this, for sure.

anon

"The faculty is not only much smaller now, but is substantially less diverse, as the firings fell disproportionately on women and minority members of the faculty. Of the 18 members of the faculty fired, fully half were minorities and 11 were women. Overall 9 of the 18 faculty members of color were fired (50%) and 11 of the 18 women faculty members were fired (61%), while just 3 of 14 white men were fired (21%). Dean Jay Conison, another white male, did not fire himself, either."

Wow!

Leo

Pretty sure there are ABA Standards on diversity of faculty, so by firing mostly minorities and women, the school may have dung its grave a little deeper.

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

What's the problem here? Those Prawfs and Deans can become solo practitioners and compete with those Chicagoland billboard Ticket Clinic traffic defense lawyers for $49.00. "Don't Pay That Ticket!" Hustle you up some clients for $19.99******, *****DUI's slightly more.

Lois Turner

Solo practitioners? Ticket Clinic?? These people are Law Professors. Cravath et al. are doubtless offering them equity partnerships already.

ML

My impression is that Infilaw was much more generous a few years ago when they laid off people at Florida Coastal. What changed?

Anon Prof

The professor who has started a Gofundme page for the students at Charlotte School of Law is pimping that all over Facebook (using a picture of himself) and it is so ridiculous.

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