In the Wake of Charlotte School Of Law’s Demise, What Awaits Those Left Behind?

By Russell Rawlings


That’s all that’s left of the Charlotte School of Law — a 404 website unavailable message indicating that the law school has closed, effective Aug. 11, 2017.

The message also includes directions for anyone seeking documentation previously housed and maintained by the law school. Henceforth and forevermore, records pertaining to attendance, performance or graduation from Charlotte School of Law will be maintained by the State Archives of North Carolina.

Life goes on, however, for the students, faculty, staff and administration of Charlotte School of Law. Alumni of the law school, regardless of whether they graduated or passed the bar exam, will populate the workforce for decades to come.

The story of Charlotte School of Law’s rise and fall is well-documented, from its establishment in 2006 in the “nation’s largest city without a law school” through its demise in recent years when it fell out of favor with the ABA and the U.S. Department of Education.

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