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Charlotte School of Law Class Action Lawsuit

From spending hours in the library as a 1L to preparing for the bar exam after graduation, the path to becoming a lawyer requires passion and dedication, not to mention significant financial commitment. However, for some students and graduates of Charlotte School of Law, what was supposed to be a long-term investment in their future has turned into broken promises, future lost earnings, and financial hardship.

Crumley Roberts Files Suit Against CSL Parent Companies

At Crumley Roberts, we’ve watched complaints grow against Charlotte School of Law as students and graduates face more questions than answers. We know that’s not right, and our legal team is taking action.

We’ve filed a class action complaint in conjunction with our co-counsel, Rawls, Scheer, Clary, & Mingo and Bohrer Brady, against Charlotte School of Law’s parent companies, InfiLaw Holdings and Sterling Capital Partners, seeking compensation for current and future economic losses.

Click here to download a copy of the class action lawsuit.

If you or someone you love have suffered financial hardship related to attendance at Charlotte School of Law, we want to protect your rights. Contact our lawyers 24/7 for a free case review—just dial 866-336-4547 or complete our free initial consultation form.

Charlotte School of Law Students Facing Uncertainty

In November 2015, students at Charlotte School of Law were notified the school had been placed on probation by the American Bar Association (ABA) for reasons including:

  • Problems with admissions policy and curriculum.
  • Lowest bar passage rate in North Carolina.
  • Withholding school performance metrics from current and prospective students.

Weeks after the school’s accreditation was threatened by the ABA, the U.S. Department of Education revoked Charlotte School of Law’s access to federal student loans under Title IV. The move was as unexpected as it was unprecedented since the school is the first accredited law school to ever lose access to federal loans.

In January 2017, The Charlotte Observer reported that Charlotte School of Law fired dozens of its faculty as a possible response to a significant drop in student enrollment.

Charlotte Law Students Left Ineligible for Tuition Refunds

A proposed agreement between Charlotte School of Law and the U.S. Department of Education would have allowed current students to complete their educations under a “teach-out” plan. Under the plan, students would finish out their degrees with instruction provided by Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL). Charlotte School of Law, owned by InfiLaw, the same parent company that owns FCSL, would then close in Spring 2017.

Unfortunately, students were recently informed that the agreement is now off the table. This means current students are now ineligible for full and partial tuition refunds usually available to students who attend a closed school.

Reduced Career Prospects for CSL Students

Due to the combination of factors that led to the school’s probation, the ABA and Department of Education have voiced concern that Charlotte School of Law students may never land jobs that allow them to pay off their student loan debt.

Charlotte School of Law graduates are also left facing another significant hurdle. In many states, a person may not sit for the bar exam unless he or she holds a juris doctor degree from an ABA-approved law school.

Crumley Roberts Wants to Protect Your Rights

Contact Crumley Roberts now if you have attended or recently graduated from Charlotte School of Law. Our lawyers are fighting to help protect the financial futures of students like you, and we’re here to review your case for free. Time to join our lawsuit is limited—contact us today. Call 866-336-4547 or complete our free initial consultation form to get in touch with us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the American Bar Association; The Charlotte Observer; Charlotte School of Law; Florida Coastal School of Law; InfiLaw Holdings; Sterling Capital Partners; or the U.S. Department of Education.

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