Belmont's law school gets initial OK from American Bar

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:14am

Belmont University's law school has received provisional accreditation.

The university in Nashville received word over the weekend that the American Bar Association had granted the recognition, which is assurance that a college's education program meets quality benchmarks.

Belmont is scheduled to graduate its first law school class in 2014. A law school must be provisionally accredited for at least two years before applying for full accreditation.

Belmont's College of Law is housed in a new building that opened in August and includes a state-of-the-art law library.