Charlotte School of Law funding troubles leave students in limbo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte School of Law students are left struggling to pay for classes and living expenses without financial aid.

One student, who is also a single mother, told Eyewitness News that the school's standing is putting her future and her living situation in jeopardy.

Earlier this month, Tami Schack marked the 10th anniversary of the day she became a widow. She said the tragedy inspired her to become an attorney.

"I wanted to honor his name and his fight for justice," she said.

She decided to go to law school after her husband, an Air Force officer,
died from a heart attack.

She moved from Washington State to attend Charlotte School of Law, and a couple of weeks ago, she celebrated the end of her third semester and final exams.

"We were like, we're halfway through," Schack said.

But now, the 51-year-old mother of three is fighting for her future.

"All of these problems were going on, and we had no idea," she said.

Channel 9 has followed the investigation into the school's alleged practices that left students like Schack in limbo.

In November, the American Bar Association placed the school on probation, saying that among other things, it failed to prepare students for the bar exam.