Northwestern Law Engages InsideTrack to Assist with New Online Master of Science in Law Degree

Students will receive personalized executive-style coaching from point of inquiry through first four months of program to support their success

EVANSTON, IL. (DECEMBER 19, 2017) — Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, one of the country’s most prestigious law schools, announced today that it has engaged InsideTrack, the leader in student enrollment and success coaching, to support the launch of a new online Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree in the fall of 2018. Over the next two years, InsideTrack’s professional coaches will help guide Northwestern Law MSL online students in making informed enrollment decisions, developing long-term success plans and connecting to university resources.

Launched four years ago in a campus-based format, Northwestern Law’s MSL degree addresses the complex legal, business, and regulatory environment facing technology professionals and entrepreneurs. The degree provides practical, business-centered legal training to STEM professionals, so they can better communicate across disciplines, recognize obstacles and risks, and visualize opportunities for innovation. The new online format offers a more accessible instructional mode for students around the world to pursue this unique degree and further their careers.

“Offering the MSL online will enable Northwestern Law to reach a more diverse pool of prospective students, who in turn will build meaningful bridges across the fields of law, business and technology in their local communities,” said Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern Law.

Northwestern Law is working with InsideTrack to provide highly personalized success coaching to prospective and enrolled students. In addition to supporting students with time management, long-range planning and other critical skills, coaches will also provide administrators with insight into student attitudes, preferences and challenges, to assist them in strategic evolution of the online program over time.

“Engaging InsideTrack enhances our ability to remain responsive to these student needs and ensure that all Northwestern Law students – whether they are on-campus or remote – are supported and set up for success,” said Don Rebstock, associate dean of strategic initiatives at Northwestern Law.

For over a decade, InsideTrack has partnered with colleges and universities to create flexible coaching solutions to increase enrollment, completion, and career readiness. The company has supported the launch of countless online programs around the country.

“Northwestern Law has earned a reputation as one of the world’s top law schools thanks in part to its student-centered approach and commitment to continuous improvement,” said Cathy Swope, associate vice president of program development at InsideTrack. “We’re honored to be working with the Law School to bring this unique training to a new generation of STEM professionals around the globe.”


About Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law was the first law school established in Illinois and the city of Chicago. Today, Northwestern Law advances the understanding of law and produces graduates prepared to excel in a rapidly changing world. Northwestern Law uniquely blends a rigorous intellectual environment with a collegial and supportive community. Students have access to the most interdisciplinary research faculty in the nation, along with one of the lowest student-faculty ratios, so students enjoy individual access to these scholars. The Law School’s lakefront location in the heart of downtown Chicago provides a spectacular setting in which to live and study. A major world financial center, Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and one of the largest legal markets. Northwestern Law’s proximity to courts, commerce, and public interest activities enables students to experience the practice of law, as well as its theory, in one of the most vibrant legal and business communities in the world.

About InsideTrack

InsideTrack is passionate about student success. Since 2001, we have been dedicated to partnering with colleges and universities to create adaptive coaching solutions that generate measurable results. These solutions combine professional coaching, technology, and data analytics to increase enrollment, completion, and career readiness. Our adaptive coaching methodology is based on the latest behavioral science research and knowledge gained from working with more than 1.5 million students and 1,600 programs. In combination with our uCoach® Platform, our approach optimizes student engagement and generates valuable insights on the student experience through predictive modeling, behavioral analysis, and multichannel communication. InsideTrack is a member of the nonprofit Strada Education Network. Join us and the leading institutions, foundations, and others working to bring the transformative power of education to all individuals. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @InsideTrack.


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