Syracuse Law Partners With 2U for Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree Program

Syracuse Law Partners With 2U for Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree Program

Syracuse, New York – April 19, 2016 - Syracuse University College of Law and 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), today announced a partnership to develop a hybrid Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program, pending New York State and American Bar Association approval.

“This hybrid program will continue our tradition of innovation and excellence in legal education,” said William Banks, interim dean of Syracuse Law. “We believe that an outstanding legal education should be as dynamic as the law itself. That’s why Syracuse Law has chosen to partner with 2U to develop a hybrid J.D. degree program developed by our nationally and internationally known faculty that will help us expand upon our mission to provide modern legal training for tomorrow’s lawyers and leaders, including those who cannot easily attend a fully residential program.”

“This partnership will enable the College of Law to reach talented students nationwide and allow us to grant unprecedented access to Syracuse Law’s outstanding legal education,” said Kent Syverud, chancellor and president of Syracuse University.

The J.D. program will feature live, face-to-face online classes and dynamic course content delivered through 2U’s Platform. Syracuse Law faculty will create coursework using 2U’s proprietary Bidirectional Learning ToolTM, which empowers law professors to teach online using a variety of teaching approaches including the Socratic method, and offers students the chance to learn and receive feedback from classmates and professors in real time. The Syracuse Law hybrid program will also feature traditional in-person learning experiences, including on-campus courses, and applied learning experiences including externships.

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About Syracuse Law

Founded in 1895, Syracuse University College of Law is the Juris Doctor degree-granting law school of Syracuse University that provides a global, entrepreneurial, future-oriented legal education. Ranked among the best in the country for its trial and appellate program, Syracuse College of Law is also a leader in emerging fields such as national security law, disability law and technology commercialization law.

About 2U

2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential. 2U’s Platform, a fusion of cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services, provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students globally. Blending live face-to-face classes, dynamic course content and real-world learning experiences, 2U’s No Back Row® approach ensures that every qualified student can experience the highest quality university education for the most successful outcome.

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