Charlotte School of Law has until Aug. 1 to prove financial stability and a more rigorous academic program to the UNC Board of Governors or the school will lose its license, UNC System President Margaret Spellings and UNC Board of Governors decided Wedensday.
The school had its Title IV funding pulled last January and filed for a teach-out plan in February. The American Bar Association informed Charlotte School of Law that it was out of compliance with multiple standards in July 2016.
“We recommend that the BOG restrict CSL’s license today so that they cannot admit any new students, and we recommend that the continuation of the license be conditioned on receiving approval by the ABA and the US Department of Education by Aug. 10,” Spellings said.
Though the school has until Aug. 10 to try and save its license, the possibility of a teach-out must be proven by Aug. 1. For the students still enrolled, a teach-out would mean they would finish their degrees and be the last to graduate before the school lost its license.
“When an academic program is phased out, we try to make sure that the student(s) have an opportunity to complete the program, or at the very least to transition to another one,” Spellings said.