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Law Students => Current Law Students => Topic started by: bobloblaw7749 on October 27, 2015, 05:55:37 AM

Title: Would This Be A Helpful Website?
Post by: bobloblaw7749 on October 27, 2015, 05:55:37 AM
I am in the process of designing a website for law students and lawyers looking for a jobs at law firms. The site would basically list user names of users and (1) tier of school they attended, (2) rank at that school, (3) firms they applied to, (4) whether they received a callback, (5) whether they received an offer, and (6) offered salary if they received an offer. You could then search by school or by firm to see comparable users and who obtained what types of jobs.

I am just trying to gauge some interest before I put in the time and effort here.
Title: Re: Would This Be A Helpful Website?
Post by: Citylaw on October 27, 2015, 03:25:01 PM
It might be of some interest, but the only problem I see is why would employers, students, etc provide that information.

First it seems confidential I don't know if a lot of people like listing their salary; their school rank; or what firms they are applying to and if they were rejected.

More important than the confidentiality issue, because plenty of people share all kinds of info over the internet is the time it would take to fill out all this information. Applying to jobs is a tedious task to being with and uploading additional information into a separate website seems like work with no benefit.

Other than those issues it would interesting information to know and don't let I or anyone else stop you form doing anything, but those are two issues I foresee.
Title: Re: Would This Be A Helpful Website?
Post by: loki13 on October 28, 2015, 08:55:25 AM
I am in the process of designing a website for law students and lawyers looking for a jobs at law firms. The site would basically list user names of users and (1) tier of school they attended, (2) rank at that school, (3) firms they applied to, (4) whether they received a callback, (5) whether they received an offer, and (6) offered salary if they received an offer. You could then search by school or by firm to see comparable users and who obtained what types of jobs.

I am just trying to gauge some interest before I put in the time and effort here.

This would be an excellent resource, if you could pull it off. Lawschoolnumbers was amazing for applications- and the job process is so much more difficult. However, here's the various problems.

1. Confidentiality. How are you going to build that trust. People don't like to disclose these types of things, and people don't like to disclose failures. Also might be hard to ween out false submissions.
2. "Tier of school?" That's completely unhelpful. You need more granular data- but the more granular, the less anonymous. If you have exact school ranking, and exact school rank, then it's no longer anonymous. Too fluffy (tier of school, quartile of school ranking) and it's not helpful enough.
3. Salary is widely known for most large- and mid-size firms. This would be most helpful for the smaller firms.
4. Network effects- this website only becomes useful as more people use it.

Just spitballing here- if you can pull this off, it would be amazing. In addition, if you can make it a viable property, someone will want to buy it.
Title: Re: Would This Be A Helpful Website?
Post by: 🍟💵🌲🍥 on October 28, 2015, 05:50:21 PM
Don't these already exist? I'm not saying yours couldn't be better than whatever is out there mind you.
Post a link once you've created it. I'll check it out. If its any good, I'll word of mouth it for you too.
Title: Re: Would This Be A Helpful Website?
Post by: spaceman on January 19, 2016, 05:01:04 PM
I am in the process of designing a website for law students and lawyers looking for a jobs at law firms. The site would basically list user names of users and (1) tier of school they attended, (2) rank at that school, (3) firms they applied to, (4) whether they received a callback, (5) whether they received an offer, and (6) offered salary if they received an offer. You could then search by school or by firm to see comparable users and who obtained what types of jobs.

I am just trying to gauge some interest before I put in the time and effort here.

Interesting concept, but I agree possibly some confidentiality issues or at least considerations. If the website is intuitive, accessible, and can be easily promoted it could be worthwhile.