Charlotte-an School of Law, Part IV: Jesus fucking christ, can this place just get shut down already?

So back in November I originally posted about how Charlotte School of Law got itself put on super-secret double probation for failing to actually, you know, exhibit some discretion and judgment in accepting students.

Then, in December, I posted about how they were forced away from the government tit like the runt pig when those sweet, sweet student loan dollars were cut off.

Then, earlier this month, I completely lost my shit on Charlotte School of Law, Infinilaw, and the American Bar Association when the school announced plans to send students from the quickly-draining septic tank of their for-profit bone-picking vulture colony to the not-yet-quite-overflowing shit pile of Florida Coastal, another Infinilaw scam.

After three fucking rounds of chastising and berating all those involved with Charlotte School of Law, I thought I’d said my last piece on the matter.  I figure that maybe, just maybe, it was time to let the school suffer its death throes in peace and hope the beleagured students that, likely, should never have been in law school to begin with, made better choices and went to do something productive and profitable, like dealing drugs or becoming holistic healers.  I was ready to move on with my life and just ignore the fact that this weeping boil on the ass of legal education had ever existed.  We were going to part ways, and that was fucking that.

Then I heard the audio of the fucking meeting held in 2015 at Charlotte, where staff actively discussed how unlikely it was for students to pass the bar exam, and how the students were lazy, unmotivated, and needed to be called out for not performing or fulfilling the obligations of a mock bar exam.  Thirty-Seven Minutes of foul-mouthed, meandering, and accusatory lecturing from a member of the Charlotte School of Law staff, all of which boils down to the following:

Frankly, we have to cover our asses.

By the way, that’s not a paraphrasing.  That’s a direct fucking quote.

Can you feel the fucking love?

Alright, so here’s the audio, and I want you all to take some time out of your day and listen to it.  Hell, if you do it at home make a game out of it:  every time she curses, take a shot.  I’m not going to recount the whole goddamn thing here, because the beauty of this deserves a listen with your own earballs for the following reason:

You can hear the fucking contempt this woman has for the student body.  Let’s look at a few of her quotes about the students taken under the educational wing of Charlotte School of Law:

“They’re gonna fucking fail.  They’re gonna fail.”

“It’s why you go to the frickin’ BarBri Review”

“So she’s a frickin’ liar”

“They’re lying to your face, so hold them accountable for it . . . Don’t let them get away with it.”

“So many excuses that I’ve heard from your students that we are allowing them to give up and then say ‘Oh, you know, but I tried.'”

“They clearly can’t manage themselves”

I could go on.  Seriously, the audio is thirty-seven minutes of a faculty member bitching about how the students fail to do the online “mock bar exam” and mock bar workshops, and how the students are likely to fail as a result of that.  Notice that in all of this, the burden is put on the students to perform.  Hell, at one point she openly admits to harrassing students to find out exactly what the fuck the students are doing other than the mock bar workshops that are being foisted upon them by the school in a desperate attempt to raise the bar scores of the school.

But then again, all of that should be expected.  It’s obvious from the fervor that this faculty member is interested in making sure students are in the best possible position to succeed, right? That’s obviously why she’s being so aggressive.

Or not, because as she says:

“We need to be able to say to fucking Rick, who’s emailing me the weekend before the bar exam, that we have done every fucking thing.”

Oh, who’s Rick?  That’d be Rick Inatome, CEO of Shit-school, Inc., a/k/a Infinilaw.  But the speaker, must surely be exagerrating the pressure that they’re expected to put on students by the Infinilaw leadership. Mr. Inatome, who seems to be very concerned with the bar passage rates, obviously knows the stress that is put on law students to pass the bar exam, and I’m certain remembers how stressful the prospect of the bar exam and preparing for it was and knows how little good would come of exacerbating that…wait?  What’s that?  Rick Inatome isn’t a fucking lawyer?  He’s never sat for a bar exam?  Well then, never fucking mind, because this sonuvabitch, whose highest degree that is advertised on the Infinilaw site is a fucking Bachelor’s Degree in Goddamn Economics, obviously has no goddamn clue what he’s doing encouraging faculty to put more pressure on students right before the goddamn bar exam.

[Let me take a quick side-note here:  If you have no fucking degree in education, and no fucking degree in law, then you probably have no fucking business being the ultimate fucking authority on legal education and processes for three goddamn law schools.  I can cook a steak and understand how restaurants work in a roundabout way, but I still know I’d have no fucking business running a culinary academy unless, for some reason, “fried spam and easy mac” becomes fine dining.]

But that’s getting away from the point here.  You listened to the audio of this fucking shit show yet?  Cool, then let’s hit the high points from this meeting:

  1. The bar passage rates suck
  2. The sucky bar passage rates are going to get worse
  3. It’s the fault of the students, because they aren’t applying themselves enough
  4. The faculty should harrass the fuck out of the students to get them to apply themselves
  5. The purpose is not to raise passage, but to cover their asses when answering to the corporate masters that stand in the corner with thier fucking undergraduate economics degrees judging the state of legal education.

Oh, by the way, my favorite part of this message is when the presenter states that it is not the job of the faculty to be “cheerleaders” but rather the job of the faculty to be “coaches” and illustrates the point by saying that they should be telling students to:

“Get down and fucking give me 40”

Now, given the history of Charlotte School of Law, I assume she meant $40,000 per semester.  Because that would be in line with what’s been occurring to date in that absolute cesspool, and likely in Arizona Summitt and Florida Coastal.

[Sidenote: did anyone else notice that it sounds like Tina’s fucking crying in that recording?  I gotta admit, considering Tina appears to be the only fucking one that asked a question about trying to make students a success, I feel bad for Tina.  I like Tina.

I also like the guy who, when handed what sounds like a release agreement, immediately stated “There’s a lot of typos in these contracts” and was told to “STOP IT.”  Shine on, you beautiful diamond, shine on.]

Oh, by the way, the speaker?  Yeah, she states that she spent about 9 years at Florida Coastal and was providing training to the Arizona Branch of Infinilaw Disposal Repair and Law School.  So don’t think this shit is an isolated instance, this contempt for the student body, corporate ass covering, and flat out harassment of faculty likely extends to all three of the dumpster fires that the American Bar Association extended accreditation to.  But hey, what else do you expect when students are really just fucking cash pinatas that can be whacked until the Department of Education catches on?

And there’s the real fucking problem, because Charlotte School of Law and the speaker in this audio shouldn’t have been fucking surprised that the students were underperforming in 2015 (which, I’m gonna reiterate again, was only a fucking year after the ABA did an on-site visit and declared that all was well) considering there is a correlation between performance on the LSAT, performance in undergrad, and performance on the bar exam…a correlation which Charlotte School of Law willfully disregarded in reaching into the hopeful that felt law school was a ticket to a better life.  The fucking scum-sucking bottomfeeders that they are.

Oh, and trust me, while I blame the students for going to this shithole when they got rejected at places whose esteemed history didn’t include “founded by a guy with no substantive experience in the field outside of being good at economics,” its really hard not to feel sorry for some of the students whose lives have been upended because they thought they were going to a real law school, not a for-profit with about as much pedigree as a preschool.  Like the single mom who moved from fucking California to go there and now has no option left but to return to California to fulfill her dreams.

[Sidenote:  If none of the many, many, many fucking law schools in California will accept you, give the fuck up.  But hey, no, that’s cool Infinilaw.  I mean, you chose from students who were the least likely to pass the bar exam in the first fucking place, then started to point the fingers at them when your bar rates started dropping because you had no screening process, no real support network, and no idea how to actually run a fucking institution of legal education without making a massive profit off the tit of the government.  It’s cool.  We get it.]

Seriously though, this is the type of shithead who gives a five year old a blowtorch, leaves them alone, and then acts surprised when they come back to the trailer burned to the ground.

Oh, quick mention by the by here, what is Infinilaw’s reaction to losing student loan funds?  Well, based on that link above, they fired all but a third of the faculty, have seen many of their students flee if they can, have severely trimmed down the class list, and announced they are not accepting admissions for the next year.  These are the hallmarks of a school about to shutter its fucking doors, and good fucking riddance.  However, at least it’s still supporting the poor 3Ls that are left there to finish out the semester and their law school career, giving them the best shot to pass the bar by…firing most of the fucking bar prep faculty.

Well shit, I guess doing the right fucking thing and holding onto positions that are irrelevant now that you’ll never open again after the end of this year just to help those poor, niave assholes who assumed your school had some integrity is too goddamn much to do, right?  Right Rick?  Jesus fuck.

Or in the words of the embarrasingly obscene speaker at your faculty meeting:

“They clearly can’t manage themselves”

Good night and good riddance, you vultures.

-BB

Author: BoozyBarrister

From a riverboat to a law office, the BoozyBarrister is a civil litigator with a bad attitude.