According to an e-mail sent by Dean Jay Conison to Charlotte Law Students at 8:04 p.m. this evening (Friday, Jan 6), the spring semester is back on. Here is the entire message sent to the students:
Dear Charlotte School of Law Students,
We are very pleased to announce that after extensive discussions with our regulators, we will be starting classes as scheduled, on Tuesday, January 17th.
Please watch for further important information on Monday.
President Chidi Ogene and Dean Jay Conison
So, it looks like the transfer plan to Florida Coastal is off, and perhaps DOE has granted Charlotte Law some kind of reprieve. It will be interesting to see what they were able to work out, and how many students choose to return. Many students applied to transfer to other law schools this week, and quite a few were accepted. Some schools even agreed to waive their usual residency requirements and accept all or substantially all of the credits earned by students at Charlotte, even for 3Ls. Given Charlotte's still uncertain future, and student anger at the administration, some students may choose to jump ship despite the inconvenience and expense of transferring in the middle of the year. But this is certainly welcome news for Charlotte faculty and staff, who will apparently remain employed for at least another semester.