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SC rep. proposes law school, College of Charleston merger

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A state lawmaker is proposing that the private Charleston School of Law merge with the College of Charleston.

Republican Rep. Stephen Goldfinch of Murrells Inlet, a graduate of the law school, thinks the legislature would approve such a merger, according to the Post and Courier.

Law school leaders have entered a management services agreement with InfiLaw Systems which owns three other for-profit law schools. Students and alumni at the Charleston school are concerned what that may mean to the value of their degrees.

The school's alumni board is gathering information about a possible sale to InfiLaw and how to stop it.

Goldfinch says Coastal Carolina University has also expressed interest in a merger with the law school but that would require the law school moving to Conway.

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