The law school once again withdrew from the student loan fund…


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Florida Coastal Law School-In the top four ( The worst law school in the U.S. ATL Brackets)-display its TTTrue color. Last week, the law school learned that the U.S. Department of Education had terminated their access to federal student funding.this is Second time (The first time was in 2019).

According to the law school, snafu comes from the new DOE policy, which requires school investors to sign. The principal and dean of the law school, Peter Goplerud, told ABA Magazine that they are resubmitting their DOE application to participate in the Title IV program and have received loans from coastal Florida students for the current semester .

Goplerud wrote in an email to The Wall Street Journal: “We are working with the Ministry of Education to ensure that our participation in the Title IV program is restored.”

But this is not the only problem they have encountered.

The law school was also instructed to submit a filing plan to the Legal Education and Admissions Section of the ABA. If the DOE initiates an emergency action against the law school, ABA Rule 29 requires this step. These plans will be reviewed in late April:

Bill Adams, managing director of ABA certification and legal education, wrote in a report that the executive committee of the department’s board of directors is expected to review the Florida Coastal teaching plan in late April. Statement of April 5.

Until the process is completed, Florida Coastal is still an ABA-accredited school.

“The action of the Department of Energy is a separate action and may ultimately have an impact on the certification process. The Board of Legal Education and Admissions Lawyers Association, a national certification body recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a law school, will continue to work with the The department and the Florida Coastal School of Law work together to ensure fair procedures and fair results. All stakeholders.”

The bidding behavior of for-profit law schools may complicate the signing requirements violated by the law school Become a non-profit organization, According to Dr. Riaz Tejani, Author LawMart: Judicial, acquisition and profit-making law school. The law school’s initial non-profit bid was rejected in November 2019, but Goplerud still stated that the move was in the school’s best interests.

“As the conversion work has been stagnant so far, my impression is that the school is in a state where it needs to show the solvency of ownership, but it lacks a coherent’owner’ to move forward without affecting its non-profit organization’s conversion bid. ,” Tejani wrote. Send to diary via email.


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