Welcome! The goal of this blog is to share my analysis of the free, publicly available user-reported law school applicant data from Law School Numbers. Using the data from Law School Numbers is problematic for a variety of reasons (such as users misreporting their actual information, users creating fake accounts, selection bias, etc.) and if I had access to it, I'd much rather work with the data that schools themselves have on applicants. We have what we have, though. Also, while I do have some facility with the type of statistical analysis I employ in my blog posts, I am far from being a professional statistician. I am doing this solely for the purpose of providing my analysis to interested readers, getting feedback, and generating discussion. What I am not doing is prescribing courses of action for law school applicants, or pretending to actually know what goes on behind closed doors in law school admission committees' meetings. I am, however, interested in looking at the story the numbers seem to portray, and sharing that with people with similar interests. I think I'll be able to provide a lot of interesting, and perhaps even helpful, analysis here, but at the end of the day, it is up to the individual law school applicant to put together applications and application strategies tailored to his or her own hopes and goals.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

University of Alabama Profile up, and a note about scholarship money analysis

Rather than stick all the school profiles here, which will really clutter up the page, I'm just going to make separate pages for each school.  So, you can find Alabama's (and the others, as I add them) on that page list over to your right.  See it?  Yeah, there it is.

Also, although I hope to be able to do some stuff with scholarship money, Rob from has pointed out to me that there are potentially some problems with the dataset that it will take a while to work through (if they're solvable at all), so that is taking a back burner for a while.

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