SC's top legal office weighs in on law school sale


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's top legal office says that the Commission of Higher Education has no case to prevent a for-profit company from purchasing the Charleston School of Law.

In response to inquiries from Democratic Rep. John King of York, Attorney General Alan Wilson released an opinion saying the commission cannot deny the sale over concerns of InfiLaw's admission process and lawsuits at its schools because they don't meet the reasons for denial.

For the past year, InfiLaw has sought to purchase the 10-year-old, private law school but faces opposition from students, alumni, faculty and one of the three remaining co-founders.

The commission licenses nonpublic postsecondary institutions within the state. It will consider a recommendation from one of its committees to deny the sale when it votes Thursday.

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