The American Bar Association, the nation's leading accreditor of law schools, has deferred a decision about whether to approve the controversial sale of Charleston School of Law to a for-profit company, according to a newspaper report
. Before InfiLaw can take over the financially strapped law school, the company must secure a license to operate from the State of South Carolina and ABA approval of the sale. According to the report, "The law school's faculty is overwhelmingly opposed to the sale along with many students, alumni and members of the state's legal community. They think the company's three other law schools have lower standards than the Charleston school. A sale to InfiLaw would decrease the value of a Charleston School of Law degree, opponents have said."