Washington University School of Law has partnered with 2U Inc. to power and support the @WashULaw program. Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online to qualified students anywhere.
In addition to Washington University in St. Louis, 2U currently works with a number of leading U.S. universities to support their online graduate programs, including the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Northwestern University. 2U supports graduate and doctorate programs across the fields of education, social work, nursing, business, public administration, law, international affairs, public health, health care administration, counseling and data science.
As part of our partnership, 2U provides the following services:
Students enrolled in the @WashULaw master’s degree programs access a virtual campus for their classes, coursework and networking. The platform, which is available from most Internet-enabled devices, is powered by 2U. The 2U approach is best described as No Back Row®, with an online classroom unlike any other with face-to-face, live sessions. Program instruction is led by Washington University School of Law’s faculty and is designed with intuitive, familiar features that foster connection and collaboration.
We know many Washington University School of Law students choose an online program to take advantage of the flexibility of the platform. To make the online degree programs as convenient as possible, 2U brings the online campus to mobile devices with apps for smartphone and tablets. These apps allow students to access coursework online and offline whenever it is convenient for them.
In preparation for live classes, students watch prerecorded content created by Washington University School of Law faculty in collaboration with 2U content strategists. The 2U team helps partner university faculty members turn their traditional classroom lectures and materials into engaging, interactive content that is custom-made for the online environment. 2U also provides Washington University School of Law with video production services, while the school’s faculty authors and delivers all content.
Course content is not simply recorded lectures, but an interactive learning experience. Coursework includes video case studies, discussions between professors and real students, dynamic faculty presentations, and interactive elements in which professors can see students’ progress through coursework and leave comments and feedback leading up the live class session.
Washington University School of Law works with 2U to identify and reach the most qualified candidates around the world. 2U’s marketing and recruiting efforts support our goal of finding students who are most likely to succeed in the rigorous Master of Laws in U.S. Law, dual Master of Laws in U.S. Law and Transnational Legal Practice, or Master of Legal Studies program. 2U also provides an online application and application management system, which ensures a seamless process for applicants and for the Washington University School of Law faculty and staff who review candidates. As with all Washington University programs, applications are reviewed and candidates receive a final admissions decision from Washington University School of Law administration.
Student and Faculty Support
2U prepares faculty to deliver classes and course materials on the online platform so they are best able to use the tools available in the virtual classroom. 2U also offers orientation to all online students before classes begin. Dedicated support continues throughout the program with technical support available during every live session.