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Law School Admissions / 2007 chiashu numbers!!
« on: May 01, 2008, 08:38:41 AM »
I have finally assembled the 2007 numbers. It was a much more difficult process because LSAC has not published their data either.

I also took a look at Law School Numbers, but I noticed there is a big sampling problem - people tend to put their numbers up more often when they're accepted.  For example, for some schools in the T14, there are more accepted than rejected applicants on LSN.  This is a sampling bias that leads to disappointment.

In any case, I used both a statistical model and some computer science model-training techniques to come up with the 2007 numbers. It looks like LSAC might be putting up 2007 data this weekend as well. I can compare my results with theirs and I should be able to put up 2008 numbers soon after that. Stay tuned.

Law School Admissions / Safeties, Targets, Reaches
« on: April 23, 2008, 09:05:41 AM »
Hey, I've finally gotten around to looking at both what's on LSAC and what people enter to help people determine what's a safety, a target, and a reach.  I've created graphs to help you see.  Below are the graphs for T14 (sorry if I mess up the order)


Above green generally means "Safety," below red is probably a "Reach," and in between means it's a target, but of course closer to green is better.

For a general explanation go to

Law School Admissions / New graphs on (Updated daily)
« on: April 22, 2008, 12:00:08 PM »
Not pretty yet, but if you know how to read it it's very useful:

Here's the graph for Harvard

For an explanation, go to

2007 numbers are not here yet.  I'm working on it.  Talking to a statistics PhD to see how I can get those numbers since LSAC doesn't seem to want to update their website.

But the website is in a new format and I'm giving away an iPod Shuffle.

Law School Admissions / New chiashu numbers
« on: August 28, 2007, 04:53:32 PM »
Just updated the 2006 data.  Now there are calculations from 2002 to 2006 so you can see the trend for each school.

Law School Admissions / From ChiaShu
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:02:18 AM »
Lots of people have asked about what to make of the chiashu numbers.  I want to explain something here.

Let's look at this picture

After I unclick all the boxes for people who are not clearly accepted and click on "Filter", I can see how my numbers compare to other ACCEPTED students.  As you can see, my percentile has gotten better over the years for HLS because I have a high LSAT, even though the chiashu numbers for other candidates have been dropping.

It also says to me that my chiashu numbers for 2004 and 2005 are smack in the middle of ACCEPTED students, which means I had a pretty good chance of getting in, and I did get in.

You know the grids where schools list "GPA 3.5-3.75," "LSAT 170-175" - people accepted / people applied?

Now if you log into, you'll be able to expand the GPA and LSAT range to see such data for any school, and it would be centered around YOUR GPA and YOUR LSAT.

This is under the "Schools" tab after you log in, under the sub-headings of "ApplyWhere?" and "AcceptedWhere?"

I know it won't help current applicants.... but you can still enter your data.  It's anonymous so people won't be able to see your actual LSAT/GPA nor the schools you list.


I implemented a percentile function that shows how you stack up against others.  For an explanation go to         <---

added to prevent weird LSD behavior

Law School Admissions / New Features added to Chiashu
« on: March 20, 2006, 11:45:01 PM »

Now you can generate real time "HeatMaps" for any school using any search criteria.  For example, if you want to see the distribution of white applicants who applied to Georgetown during 2006, simply click on Georgetown and check the checkboxes 2006, Caucasian, Applied, Accepted, Rejected, etc. and click on "Filter."

The heatmap is generated in real time and displays the distribution of any search criteria you put in.

And as you can see I have made major changes to the website.  I've added my own blog and will promise to post random thoughts, sometimes completely unrelated to law school admissions or the law, to that space.

Law School Admissions / Chiashu updated with newest data
« on: March 15, 2006, 11:10:09 PM »

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