Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. announced it will offer an online master’s degree in United States law for foreign attorneys. It is the 20th such program offered by a U.S. law school, following such pioneers at Thomas Jefferson and NYU.
The program, titled @WashULaw, will be taught by Washington University faculty and will integrate live classroom sessions with streaming video and self-paced content.
It is being directed by Melissa Waters, professor of law, and Tomea Mersmann, associate dean for strategic initiatives and lecturer in law.
In live classroom sessions, Washington University law faculty and @WashULaw students will “meet” at pre-arranged times for coursework discussions, study groups and face-to-face office hour meetings.
During the summer, @WashULaw students will be offered an optional intensive U.S. immersion program in St. Louis, Washington D.C. and other U.S. cities to experience U.S. law from inside U.S. courtrooms and law firms.
Washington University has partnered with 2tor, Inc. an education technology company. Washington University will share the tuition with 2tor, which will provide marketing, the Web platform and technical support.