Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Charleston Saga, Cont'd: Tenured Professors v. Greedy Owners

In the spirit of Fourth of July weekend, we now continue The Charleston Saga, which has rapidly become one of the blog's most popular features.

Charleston School of Law has been sued by former professors.  Twice.
Both plaintiffs claim the owners have not proved the school is in a financial exigency, or state of emergency, and say the owners have ignored the requirements of their tenured statuses. They claim tenured status requires the school to justify their dismissal with rational and objective criteria, provide a year’s notice of termination with pay and provide preferential hiring and recall rights. 
I'm honestly having a difficult time finding a side to root against here.

In one corner, we have esteemed, prestigious public service capitalists who appropriately removed profits from their business enterprise only to be whacked by a recession that had happened five years earlier and a sabotaged exit plan.  In the other corner, we have tenured law professors exhibiting the highest values of academic freedom by taking high amounts of compensation to substitute for their would-be BigLaw salaries demanding that tenure be ridiculously expansive.

Can you tie a lawsuit?  


  1. Charleston owners should invoke the chutzpah defense: Of course it is a demonstrably bona fide financial exigency. We know this to be true because our own greed created the financial exigency.

  2. "Higher education" in the U.S. is Big Business. The students are a mere means to an end. If we see more privately owned trash pits run by investors, the "professors" will soon discover that they too are as expendable of dry cat turds.

  3. They are both thieves, hope they both lose. Law professors are parasites.

  4. These motherfuckers, and I mean both the faculty and The Management, scammed a truly unsophisticated class into attending the school - taking FEDERAL LOANS they never should have been granted to do so.

    It is literally just a couple of years before the current students become scambloggers.

    Chew on that.


  6. "Both plaintiffs claim the owners have not proved the school is in a financial exigency, or state of emergency...."

    Just wait until mid-August and they see the two, three or four morons who will walk through door, looking to be legally educated.

    However, @8:05, I doubt the current crop of students with their LSATs in 140s have what it truly takes to be scambloggers.