Belmont Law Achieves 100 Percent Ultimate Bar Passage Rate for Class of 2019

The exterior of the Randall & Sadie Baskin Center, home to Belmont Law.
The Randall & Sadie Baskin Center, home to Belmont Law. Photo by Matt Wronski.

According to recent data released by the American Bar Association, Belmont University College of Law is leading the nation in preparing graduates to successfully pass a bar exam. Both of Belmont Law’s 2018 and 2019 graduating classes received an ultimate 100 percent pass rate, marking the program as the only law school in the country to achieve that distinction.

For the 2019 graduating class, 84 Belmont Law graduates took a bar exam, with all successfully passing within two years. The national average ultimate pass rate was 91 percent.

“This level of success requires hard work and dedication,” Belmont Law Dean Judge Alberto Gonzales said. “I am proud of our graduates and the support they received from our faculty and staff, as well as from Belmont University and its leadership.”

In 2019, Belmont ranked 6th in the nation in first-time bar pass rate. In addition, these graduates secured a 94 percent employment rate. Last year, Belmont Law also ranked fifth in the nation for female enrollment according to the 2020 annual report from Enjuris.