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Is InfiLaw Trying To Dump All Of Its For-Profit Law Schools?
Posted on Thursday March 23, 2017
I think Sterling Partners was making enormous profits—for a while they made money hand-over-fist. It was very obvious to me that the schools were headed to a disaster, because they were forced to admit hundreds of unqualified applicants with little to no chance of success. They knew that the profit strategy was to milk these schools as long as they possibly could, eke out a profit, and then Sterling would break it up and dump them.
— Professor David Frakt, who was once a dean candidate at Florida Coastal School of Law, commenting on the likelihood that the InfiLaw System is trying to sell off its law schools at the behest of Sterling Partners, its owners. It was recently announced that Arizona Summit Law School would affiliate with nonprofit Bethune-Cookman University, while Charlotte School of Law plans to affiliate with a nonprofit school in the Northeast. Florida Coastal’s plans have yet to be announced.
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