Friday, August 26, 2011
The nation's newest law school opened its doors on Aug. 25 to welcome its first class.
The Belmont University College of Law in Nashville has an incoming class of 130 students — 30 more than a feasibility study predicted, said Dean Jeff Kinsler. "We had a much higher yield on our offers than we thought we would," he said.
That same feasibility study predicted that the class' median score on the LSAT would be 152, but it ended up at 154.
That Belmont opened at all is remarkable, considering that two other new law schools that were scheduled to open this year — Concordia University Law School in Boise, Idaho, and the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law — have delayed their plans.
Belmont's law school is slated to have about 325 students once it is fully ramped up, Kinsler said. It has nine faculty members.