Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Partners With Mexican Graduate School, the School of Government and Public Transformation at Tecnológico de Monterrey*, to Expand Online Offerings Through Dual Degree for Foreign Lawyers
The first cohort will begin classes in September 2014
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – May 14, 2014 – Washington University in St. Louis School of Law today announced a new partnership with renowned Mexican graduate school, the School of Government and Public Transformation at Tecnológico de Monterrey, to offer a dual Master of Laws in U.S. Law and Transnational Legal Practice (LL.M./MPJ). 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), an online learning platform and technology-enabled services company, will support the dual degree.
“With today’s announcement, Washington University School of Law continues to set itself apart by offering innovative online learning options to professionals around the world,” says Washington University School of Law Associate Dean, Michael Koby. “Our collaboration with Tec de Monterrey will provide lawyers across Latin America and the globe the opportunity to learn about the unique aspects of U.S. law, as well as the transnational legal and business practices required to gain a competitive advantage in today’s increasingly global economy.”
Students will complete 20 units from Washington University School of Law and 15 units from Tec de Monterrey’s School of Government and Public Transformation. The program can be completed in two to three years (24–36 months) on a full-time or part-time basis. Upon completion of the 35 units, graduates will earn two degrees: an LL.M. in U.S. Law from Washington University School of Law and an MPJ in Transnational Legal Practice from the School of Government and Public Transformation. Students who fulfill all of the Washington University School of Law requirements are eligible to sit for the California Bar.
Tec de Monterrey is the largest and most prestigious private university in Mexico. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).
“The Washington University School of Law and the School of Government at Tecnológico de Monterrey dual degree is an outstanding program which gives Latin American lawyers the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the highest academic level, without leaving their home countries,” says Alejandro Poiré, graduate school dean and former Minister of the Interior for Mexico. “The quality of the courses and the expertise of the professors create an interaction that promotes a truly transnational environment for legal studies. This program is unique and revolutionary in legal education.”
The dual LL.M./MPJ degree will feature live, online classes taught by university faculty. Students will also have access to high-quality, immersive course content they can access at any time. Coursework includes highly produced, engaging content that allows students and faculty to interact and share feedback and comments in real time.
The program will begin accepting applications before the end of May 2014 for the September 2014 cohort. Additional cohorts will be added throughout the subsequent year.
About Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Washington University School of Law offers students an outstanding legal education in an intellectually challenging and collegial environment. With faculty members recognized for excellent teaching and scholarship, a student body among the most selective in the country, and an increasingly global and diverse community, the school strives to prepare graduates for the quickly evolving legal and business environment. The school’s online program, @WashULaw, which includes master’s degree programs for lawyers and non-lawyers, is an example of its efforts to innovate using technology and new teaching methods in its mission to be the best place in the United States to learn to be a lawyer.
About the School of Government and Public Transformation at Tecnológico de Monterrey
The School of Government and Public Transformation was founded in 2003, driven by the need to collaborate with the professionalization of the public administration and the analysis of public policies in Mexico. Its mission is committed to community development and the sustainable use of natural resources. It seeks to strengthen sustainable development with innovative models and systems, as well as promote the generation and transfer of knowledge, best practices and consulting. The graduate school has campuses in Monterrey and Mexico City.
About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate their students. Our mission is to enable the education our clients provide to reach its highest potential so students can reach theirs. To learn more, go to 2U.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/2u), Twitter (http://twitter.com/2Uinc), and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/2u).
*In September 2014, EGAP Government and Public Policy of Tec de Monterrey changed its name to the School of Government and Public Transformation at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
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