KD35 wrote: hmlee wrote:
KD35 wrote:And so there's no way for us to be able to use the tool unless our school is supported? Dang, well that sucks cuz this thing looks pretty awesome and helpful.
What's the estimated release date of the prelaw/0L thing?
The last update I got from the devs earlier this week was within the next month if sign-up numbers weren't great, but within two weeks if they were.
The 0L site is available to all who sign up. But, yeah, for the full site, there isn't yet a way for students at schools we don't support to use it. That might change.
How many students(ish) would a school need to have in order for the devs to look into adding their school?
There's no set number. When we pick schools to expand to, we look at it as a two part question. First, "How easy will it be to gain new sign-ups from this school?" Things that go into that include demonstrated interest from the campus, our personal contacts on campus, and ease of getting the word out. The second question is, "If sign-ups are slow, is it worth it to be open here before somewhere else?" For the second question, factors include the size of the school (potential number of sign-ups), whether being open at that school adds recognition for our site, and whether firms are highly interested in the students at that school.
So, when we have no data about possible adoption by a student body, we have to lean on our contacts at a campus and the name recognition we get from opening there, since it's kind of a leap of faith. These factors are why Michigan and NYU were the two schools we opened at right after Northwestern, as opposed to some other schools.
On the other hand, if we know that a good number of students are likely to sign-up to use us and spread the word about us on their campus, it makes it a lot easier to justify opening there since we'll have to invest less resources in getting user sign-ups going after opening.
If you PM me your school name I might be able to give you more specific information.