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Charleston School of Law enters partnership with InfiLaw

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston School of Law has announced that it has reached an agreement to partner in what they call a "Management Services Agreement" with the InfiLaw System, a network of ABA-approved law schools. 

According to school officials, the alliance gives the school access to "pioneering programs" and tools that will help the school to continue to provide students with "excellence in teaching, strong faculty relationships, as well as a opportunities for public service and community involvement."

"First and foremost, current students and those who will matriculate next month will have a law school experience that we could have only dreamed of and wished for when we were in law school," said Dean Andy Abrams. "Our students will continue to find the school to be a community of friendly, approachable educators who care about the legal education they receive. But this new alliance will broaden our scope and make many more resources available to our 600 students."

The school released the following statement:

The Charleston School of Law will celebrate a new milestone when its 10th class of students begins next month:  an exciting new alliance that will strengthen its position as a model for American legal education for the 21st century.

The school today announces it has reached an agreement to engage in a Management Services Agreement with the InfiLaw System, a network of student outcome-focused, independent ABA-approved law schools.  This alliance gives Charleston School of Law a strong succession path and access to pioneering programs and tools that will help it continue to provide students with excellence in teaching, strong faculty relationships, as well as opportunities for public service and community involvement.  

"First and foremost, current students and those who will matriculate next month will have a law school experience that we could have only dreamed of and wished for when we were in law school," said Dean Andy Abrams. "Our students will continue to find the school to be a community of friendly, approachable educators who care about the legal education they receive. But this new alliance will broaden our scope and make many more resources available to our 600 students."

Among the benefits of the new alliance:

·       Courses. Students in Charleston will have access to innovative coursework with other law schools in the alliance.

·       Diversity.  It will offer more educational opportunities for diverse candidates nationwide, providing access to many who might otherwise not have the opportunity. 

·       Jobs. Because new graduates and alumni will be able to access job placement services with InfiLaw affiliates, they are expected to have more opportunities to get jobs in South Carolina and in other markets.

·       Long-term viability. The Charleston School of Law will have a path of long-term viability in the increasingly competitive and changing environment for legal education.

·        Best practices. Students and faculty members will have more access to best practices by working with other affiliates in the network, including skills-based experiential learning opportunities and integrated bar preparation programs.

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