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LST Launches New Website!

Postby jenesaislaw » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:11 pm

Hi TLS --

Some exciting news from my team at Law School Transparency. Today, we unveiled a brand new website: https://www.lstreports.com/

Here's the big picture:

1) Your account username (or email) and password are the same
2) Every part of the site received a makeover. The site is mobile-friendly now.
3) There's a lot more data than before, and it's better organized and easier to access.
4) We've added a premium subscription called LST Pro.

The last bit is what I'm most excited about. There are currently three parts to LST Pro: https://www.lstreports.com/pro/

1) The Ultimate LSAT Guide. We partnered with PowerScore Test Prep to create this web book. It's a great place for 0Ls to start.
2) Legal Career Compass. This will help you decide what types of practice and practice settings are a good match for your personality and strengths. The Right Profile built this system using the algorithms relied upon by many professional sports teams. For example, it's why Johnny Manziel dropped as far as he did in the draft. It's also why the Patriots chose Brady.
3) LST Wizard. This is the star of the show in my opinion. (I would say that -- it's my baby.) This takes your inputs and creates a ranking specific to your career ambitions. It also tells you your admissions chances, anticipated scholarship, and more.

In the very near future, we will announce a set of discounts to other services (consulting, test prep, 1L prep, etc). We're still negotiating for our users.

As a thank you to the TLS community -- we surveyed the a nice sized group a few months back -- we're offering a $10 off coupon with the code "TLS".

If you go to the LST Pro page (https://www.lstreports.com/pro/) you can see a demo of the Wizard report, demos of the Legal Career Compass, and a video about the compass -- using the company's old name. We'll have an updated video next week.

Happy to answer any questions. As always, any bugs you notice will be much appreciated!
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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby 34iplaw » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:42 pm

I thought it looked different! I was killing time on it earlier.

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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby jenesaislaw » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:50 pm

Woh, I am deeply puzzled. Does the board software auto-correct Tom Trump Supporter Brady?? I definitely did not write that. #501c3problems

Edit: it does. Odd.

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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby sublime » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:52 pm

jenesaislaw wrote:Woh, I am deeply puzzled. Does the board software auto-correct Tom Trump Supporter Brady?? I definitely did not write that. #501c3problems



Lol. Yea. Sorry, not sorry.

Seriously though, awesome work and appreciate everything LST does.

ETA: If you want to fix it, you can edit to just Brady instead of his full name.

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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby a_j_l » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:21 pm

Silly question! Did the way you calculate employment scores change? I had taken notes on what I think were employment scores for my top schools a few weeks ago, and the ones that currently show up are lower than what I have written down. I.e., I have written down that NYU had an employment score of 93.6% and UVA of 92.6%, and now they're listed as 87.4% and 84.5% respectively. I believe I was looking at the 2015 numbers and overall employment scores both times, but it's possible with the new layout I'm missing something--any insight to offer on this/where I'm going wrong? For what it's worth, I also took notes on public service scores, and those haven't seemed to change. Thank you for the clarification and for all the work you do--LST has been an invaluable resource to me!

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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby JCougar » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:30 pm

a_j_l wrote:Silly question! Did the way you calculate employment scores change? I had taken notes on what I think were employment scores for my top schools a few weeks ago, and the ones that currently show up are lower than what I have written down. I.e., I have written down that NYU had an employment score of 93.6% and UVA of 92.6%, and now they're listed as 87.4% and 84.5% respectively. I believe I was looking at the 2015 numbers and overall employment scores both times, but it's possible with the new layout I'm missing something--any insight to offer on this/where I'm going wrong? For what it's worth, I also took notes on public service scores, and those haven't seemed to change. Thank you for the clarification and for all the work you do--LST has been an invaluable resource to me!


Could it be related to this?
http://outsidethelawschoolscam.blogspot ... audit.html

Turns out (surprise, surprise), that despite the extra scrutiny, some (although not all) law schools are still probably lying about their placement statistics.

I was sort of wondering whether this report would cause a number of schools that didn't yet get busted to "adjust" a few numbers here and there.

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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby a_j_l » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:54 pm

I dunno, it seems to be pretty universal, which makes me think it wasn't an adjustment to just a few schools.

jenesaislaw wrote:


Jenesaislaw, any thoughts? Was I totally misreading something or did the numbers change?

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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby jenesaislaw » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:50 pm

Yes we changed it slightly -- sorry for not getting back to you until now. I haven't been on TLS in ages. Going to be making a greater effort to do so now. We're also going to update our definitions page very soon to explain the changes.

But what happened, essentially, is that we wanted to ensure accurate comparisons could be made over the years. With the ABA making above-the-line changes to who counts as "Bar Required" we had to make some slight adjustments. It is systematic, not individual.

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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby a_j_l » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:18 pm

Great, thank you for the update!

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Re: LST Launches New Website!

Postby Incrementalist » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:28 am

Thank you for the update.



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