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SC panel rejects sale of Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC (AP) - A committee of the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education is recommending that the sale of Charleston School of Law to a for-profit company be denied.

The commission's Committee on Academic Affairs and Licensing voted 3-1 on Monday to stop the sale over concerns that Florida-based InfiLaw's lower entry standards and pending lawsuits would devalue the school's education and pose a risk.

For the past year, InfiLaw has sought to purchase the 10-year-old, private law school. It faces opposition from students, alumni, faculty and one of the three remaining co-founders.

The commission will consider the committee's recommendation when it votes on June 5. The sale also requires the approval of the American Bar Association.

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