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November 30, 2018


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Your credibility went from 90% to 0% and you know why.

The Law Offcies of Kavanaugh Thomas, LLC, PC, LTD, Chartered, AV Rated

Stop picking on these law joints already. It's like purchasing a car. Your 2010 Kia Rio that you still owe $2200 finally blew its motor. You go to the auto mall to check out new SUV's. F/I runs your credit it comes back as 609. You need to roll the upside down Rio into a new deal. Santander will only finance the following: A Dodge Journey with the black plastic mirrors, a Mitsubishi Mirage, or a Nissan Versa. The payment on the Dodge is %550/at 96 months and the cars are at $420 for 84 months. Same deal with law schools. Nobody dreams about Cooley, Costal or Jefferson. It is what you can get into. Same thing with cars. Nobody dreams about a Mirage, Journey or Versa. It's what you can get into.


FCSL is very different than the other schools you mention because of InfiLaw. Maybe the ABA isn't going about it the right way, but I would bet that this would all stop if FCSL had no relationship with InfiLaw. What they did to the students at Charlotte and Arizona Plummet was unconscionable. And FCSL's improvements have zero credibility as long as all of its decisions are made by InfiLaw. In other words, as soon as the ABA backs off, admissions standards will drop as low as InfiLaw thinks it can go while keeping accreditation.

David Frakt

anon - I certainly understand your skepticism and I think I am well known as one of InfiLaw's biggest critics, but I'm not really sure that InfiLaw is calling the shots at FCSL at this time the way they were before. In fact, I think InfiLaw is basically dead. I can't even find their corporate website anymore. Former President Dennis Stone resigned this summer and FCSL no longer has a Dean and a President. They just have a Dean, who is a faculty member, Scott DeVito. My impression is that the faculty regained control of the school over the last two years and they have driven the improvements. The numbers don't lie. I know it is hard to believe that they are running an honest law school, but it is starting to look that way.

The Law Offcies of Kavanaugh Thomas, LLC, PC, LTD, Chartered, AV Rated

^^^^^WRONG. Just like Kerry forgot Poland, you are wrong. Go to the Sterling Partners web site. Do a quick search for Infilaw. It's there. These guys are all about MONEY. Do you really thing they would relinquish control when it involves money????

David Frakt

I'm not saying InfiLaw doesn't exist, just that it is a shadow of its former self. Two out of three its schools have been shut down and lawsuits related to Charlotte took just about every penny that InfiLaw had. Of course, the lawsuits were unable to reach Sterling Partners.

The Law Offcies of Kavanaugh Thomas, LLC, PC, LTD, Chartered, AV Rated

^^^^"Unable to reach Sterling Partners." Why? I must have missed that when I read Gilberts during law school 30 years ago. To boot, I slept in a lot during Corporations and business stuff. So why can't they come after Sterling Partners? Oh, by the way, the photos posted online of the Sterling Partners look a great deal like the people in Trump's ongoing campaign rallies.


David, according the local Jacksonville newspaper, Stone was fired and is suing the school. I am quite skeptical that the faculty has any control at FCSL. My guess would be that DeVito is on the same page with Infilaw at the moment, making Stone's salary unnecessary. If they manage to turn things around, I am sure Infilaw will either sell the school (they have been trying) or cash in yet again. If they don't turn things around, i would have to think they will shut down. In fact, they might just be running out the clock so that Sterling isn't on the hook for the loans of the massive classes the school had in the past.

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