Belmont Law Receives Provisional ABA Accreditation

Belmont University College of Law has been granted provisional accreditation by the American Bar Association (ABA). Responding to the news, Belmont University Provost Dr. Thomas Burns said, "The granting of provisional accreditation by the ABA validates the outstanding work being done by our administration, faculty and staff to develop a law program of the highest quality focused on preparing practice-ready attorneys.” Under ABA rules, provisionally accredited law schools are entitled to all the rights of fully accredited law schools. Law schools must be provisionally accredited for at least two years before applying for full accreditation. The recognition comes just in time, as Belmont’s first class will graduate in 2014. Learn more about the school.