In a recent survey, 96 percent of Charleston School of Law students said they do not support the impending sale of their school to Florida-based education company InfiLaw System. In the same survey, 82 percent of first-year law students and 52 percent of second-year law students said they would consider transferring to a different law school if the proposed sale were to go through.This begs the question, of course, of what would happen if InfiLaw put its silver-coated hands in every law school in the country. Would these wimps go to Canada? Find another profession for their worthless liberal arts degrees?
Talk about a lack of diligence and perseverance that signals a very poor prognosis for a legal career. If you can't handle InfiLaw, how are you going to handle it when that large firm buys out your sweet MidLaw/Boutique firm and your liquor bar is replaced by a different liquor bar? How are you going to react when the Chinese take shit over and your $100,000 invoices are paid in yen? Law, in many ways, is all about picking yourself up when the world shoves you down.
And of course, their fears are irrational. Don't take it from me, take it from the Charleston City Paper:
InfiLaw has come under fire from local law students and lawyers, despite the fact that its three existing law schools in Phoenix, Ariz., Jacksonville, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., report average tuition costs and bar passage rates similar to CSOL's (the enrollment numbers and student-to-faculty ratios, however, are higher at InfiLaw schools than at CSOL).See? You stupid law students. You'll go from excellent to excellent under the care of InfiLaw. What are you going to do? Transfer to Villanova or McGeorge? Good luck with that.