COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A for-profit company that wants to buy the Charleston School of Law will wait before it asks the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education to approve the sale.
InfiLaw released a statement Wednesday saying it temporarily suspended its application for a license to own and operate the law school at the request of Sen. John Courson. The company says the Columbia Republican wanted more time for the commission to review the sale. The commission had planned a Thursday vote on the matter.
The commission's staff recommended allowing the sale, but a four-person committee voted it down. Last week, Attorney General Alan Wilson issued an opinion that the commission should only consider whether InfiLaw meets the licensing requirements, not whether granting a license is in the best interest of the state.
Charleston School of Law released the following statement: