Small, but mighty. A recent Reuters article based on an extensive research study notes that Belmont College of Law punches “above [its] weight when it comes to graduates passing the bar exam on their first try.”
Belmont College of Law is one of the 25 schools whose graduates perform better on the bar exam than predicted based on their Law School Admission Test scores and undergraduate grade-point averages, according to the recent study, “The Secret Sauce: Examining Law Schools that Overperform on the Bar Exam.” The study examined six years of first-time bar passage data to identify overperforming and underperforming schools. Then, the researchers surveyed the schools to identify approaches and programs that correlate to bar exam success.
Based on the research study, Belmont landed at No. 6 in the top “overperforming law schools” in the country, joining such institutions as Stanford University, USC, UCLA and University of Virginia in the Top 10.
Belmont Law announced last year it was one of three schools in the nation to have an ultimate bar passage rate of 100 percent for the graduating class of 2018, according to the American Bar Association. In 2019, the school finished sixth in the nation for its bar exam pass rate for first-time test takers according to the ABA, and last March, Belmont Law ranked fifth in the nation for female enrollment according to the 2020 annual report from Enjuris.