On October 7, 2009, Belmont University announced its intention to open a College of Law, the first new law school in Middle Tennessee in nearly 100 years. Belmont’s College of Law represents the university’s seventh college and fourth doctoral program. The College of Law’s inaugural class began course work in the fall of 2011.
The College of Law provides a natural extension of the university's mission and vision, which emphasize challenging academics, a service-minded approach, real-world experience, and community leadership. Belmont law graduates will be practice-ready attorneys, empowered by their education and co-curricular experiences to provide legal counsel in a variety of settings, with commitment to high standards of expertise and ethics.
The College of Law is housed in a new building, the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center, which includes a state-of-the-art Law Library. The College of Law is integrated into Belmont's main campus and offers specialties in areas that complement the university's nationally-known undergraduate program offerings, including healthcare and entertainment/music business.