Members of the Belmont College of Law Class of 2015 achieved a 100 percent pass rate for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), which tests on the ethical obligations and professional conduct of lawyers and judges. The national average trends in the 80 to 85 percent range. The 81 Belmont students took the exam on March 29.
“I believe this is a testament to the quality of students attending Belmont Law as well as the quality of instruction they receive, particularly from Professor (Lynn) Zehrt who teaches the Professional Responsibility course.,” said Associate Dean for Student Services Andy Matthews.
To become a licensed attorney, candidates must pass the MPRE as well as the bar exam in the state in which they intend to practice.