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Charleston School of Law considering not accepting new class of students

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Charleston School of Law say they will be making a formal announcement next week about whether the school will be accepting first-year class students in the fall. 

In a statement released on Wednesday, officials stated that "we cannot in good faith enroll another class." 

The school gave a list of reasons that included the school spending more money than what is coming in, and the school not being able to ensure students will be able to use federal loans for their full three years. 

“We are heartbroken with this situation," read a statement by the school."It was a dream for the two of us to build an ABA-accredited law school. It was a dream to see it operate for over 12 years and educate more than 1,500 lawyers. This has been a wonderful ride, and we have always done what we thought was in the best interest of the school and the students. While there are those who disagree with our decisions, no one has given us more than empty promises and false hopes.”

The school's full release is below: 

Law school considering options for new class of students

Announcement to be made next week

MAY 6, 2015 -- The Charleston School of Law expects to make a formal announcement next week about whether it will accept a first-year class of students in the fall, the school announced today.

“We cannot in good faith enroll another class:

  •  “When, like last year, the school is spending more money than is coming in;
  •  “When we cannot assure the students that they will be able to use federal student loans for their full three years; and
  • “When we cannot be sure the school will be able to maintain its license and stay open,” the school's Robert Carr and George Kosko told faculty and staff today.

“We are heartbroken with this situation. It was a dream for the two of us to build an ABA-accredited law school. It was a dream to see it operate for over 12 years and educate more than 1,500 lawyers. This has been a wonderful ride, and we have always done what we thought was in the best interest of the school and the students. While there are those who disagree with our decisions, no one has given us more than empty promises and false hopes.”

No other comments on the situation are expected until next week's update.

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