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Postby aliarrow » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:07 pm

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby northwood » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:12 pm

this should be stickied

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:13 pm

Retake feature=180.

I messed around with it a bit when you posted it in your original charts thread, and was very impressed. My only suggestion would be to make the numerical scale 1-5; I don't think anyone is truly that nuanced in being able to decipher the difference between 4 and 6 when deciding between a region and another or the importance of prestige.
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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:24 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Retake feature=180.

I messed around with it a bit when you posted it in your original charts thread, and was very impressed. My only suggestion would be to make the numerical scale 1-5; I don't think anyone is truly that nuanced in being able to decipher the difference between 4 and 6 when deciding between a place or importance of prestige.


+1

Other than that, excellent job.

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby Sandro » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:33 pm

It says I should attend IUb over UGA lulz

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby dougroberts » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:35 pm

You should monetize this with discreet Google Adwords -- this way you can pay for your hosting, etc., and maybe pay for some bar tabs.

But good work. Would love to see more schools and geographic locations though.

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby aliarrow » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:37 pm

dougroberts wrote:You should monetize this with discreet Google Adwords -- this way you can pay for your hosting, etc., and maybe pay for some bar tabs.

But good work. Would love to see more schools and geographic locations though.


Yeah I was going to put some google ads on it eventually.

I can do more schools, however I can't break down the locations any further since this is the highest level of detail US News provides data for (well, the only thing I can do is separate the schools home state from the rest of its region).

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby tgir » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:42 pm

Awesome!!

Regarding the prestige score, maybe like a 3-year average of the peer and/or lawyer+judge review scores from USNews?

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:44 pm

tgir wrote:
Regarding the prestige score, maybe like a 3-year average of the peer and/or lawyer+judge review scores from USNews?


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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby Hobbes89 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:11 pm

Heh, it seems to have agreed with my decision, so I feel validated :D

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby aliarrow » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:13 pm

Im also thinking of adding a feature so you can browse the database of schools and look at all my info on each school (placement stats, coa, maybe I'll add more). This is a pretty simple feature to add, so I'll probably have that added by the end of the day.

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby voltage88 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:16 pm

It told me I should attend Marquette even though I didn't even choose it as an option haha divine intervention? hmmm...

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:19 pm

For biglaw placement, can I recommend using maybe the average of the past 3 years' NLJ250 placement or something similar? I think using just c/o 2009 data for that gives an inaccurate picture.

Otherwise, this is great. :D

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby theavrock » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:25 pm

Something helpful might be to add which states are represented by which region. For instance I have no idea what East North Central means. Granted I can guess, but would be helpful if it was defined.

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby aliarrow » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:29 pm

theavrock wrote:Something helpful might be to add which states are represented by which region. For instance I have no idea what East North Central means. Granted I can guess, but would be helpful if it was defined.


Yeah I agree. Ive just been trying to figure out where to put the legend (pop-up, little box on the side, etc).

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby FlanAl » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:32 pm

this is really awesome thanks a bunch for putting in the time and effort!

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby tittsburghfeelers » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:34 pm

Nice job, it's pretty fun just messing around with that thing. I would also second the idea to average out employment stats from the past 3 years or something, as it's probably more accurate than using just one year. Also, I think the names for your geographic areas are sort of hard to understand. Where does Illinois fit in lol? Great job though.

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:38 pm

Interesting. I added it to the Useful Links thread.

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby Grizz » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:41 pm

Pretty cool. Told me to go to the school I am attending now. Also I though it was lulzy how given my career goals UF got -640 points hah.

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby dpk711 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:43 pm

180

aliarrow
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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby aliarrow » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:43 pm

I just added the legend for geographic regions, it comes up in a new window (not pretty, but gets the job done for now)

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby Dany » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:52 pm

"You should attend University of Chicago based on your preferences."

Awesome work, OP! :mrgreen:

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:56 pm

mine told me i should've gone to vanderbilt over CLS. i've been feeling the same way for the past several months.

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby thelawyler » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:13 pm

Perhaps more geographic option slots?

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Re: Choosing a law school made easy

Postby amers73 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:14 pm

This is awesome, and it validated my decision. Thank you!




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