Belmont University announces today that Andrew R. Matthews will join the new College of Law as the assistant dean for student services. Currently, Matthews serves as assistant dean at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Ala., which he helped lead to full American Bar Association (ABA) approval. He will begin his appointment at Belmont on Feb. 1, 2010.
Matthews brings a wealth of law school administration experience to Belmont. Prior to his career in legal education, he practiced law in the areas of civil litigation and real estate. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the American Bar Association.
“I am very excited to join Belmont University College of Law,” said Matthews. “This law school will blaze a new trail in legal education, and students will truly enjoy a unique law school experience. Belmont’s reputation is impeccable, and Nashville is a fantastic place to study law.”
College of Law Dean Jeff Kinsler added, “Andy Matthews is a perfect fit for Belmont, and he possesses the qualities necessary to work with students at all stages of their law school career. He will help make their time at Belmont fruitful and enjoyable. Additionally, his experience with the American Bar Association accreditation process will be invaluable.”
In October 2009, Belmont announced the opening of 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 will begin classes in fall 2011, and when at full capacity, it will enroll approximately 350 students. For more information on the College of Law, visit www.belmont.edu/law.