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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Stanford Law profile and custom analysis requests

Hey all,

I have finished the profile for Stanford Law School, which is you can get by clicking on that thing you just read that said Stanford Law School, or by finding Stanford in the page list on the right.  It's  pretty interesting, and kind of confirms some of the conventional wisdom about Stanford in terms of its numbers preferences, so have a look.

Also, you might notice that I added a "custom analysis request" form over there on the right sidebar as well.  If you have a certain school that you're just dying to see profiled, or you have an idea of a concept you would like to see analyzed, I'll do my level best to make it happen as quickly as possible (or let you know if it's just outside the scope of my capabilities or the data).  Please hit me with any ideas you have, because that will make it easier to decide what to post here while I continue working on comparative analyses.


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