Belmont Dean Looks Toward ABA Accreditation Visit

After Belmont University's School of Law christens its new 71,000-square-foot building, the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center, on Tuesday, Dean Jeff Kinsler plans to focus on the next big hurdle: accreditation from the American Bar Association. The ABA is set to visit Belmont Sept. 23-26. “I think about [the ABA standards] in my sleep, to be honest,” Kinsler said. “Compared to schools I’ve been watching, we’re in really good shape.” As the school welcomes the 130 members of its second class, Kinsler says big draws for attracting students have been the school's specialized area in entertainment law, and its most controversial professor, Alberto Gonzales. The City Paper has the story