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Law School Admissions / Put your app information somewhere
« on: January 31, 2009, 09:45:26 AM »
Would any of you mind signing up for membership at www.lawapplicants.com?

Its not forum based, its similar to LSN but with an emphasis on the PERSON that gets into law school, not the NUMBER. In my experience that this can go a long way in retention and professional stature both in and beyond professional school.

The site is up and running, but there aren't enough people in it to make it useful.

Thanks! And good luck, hope to see you on www.lawapplicants.com.

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General Off-Topic Board / Quick question..
« on: January 30, 2009, 08:59:33 PM »
Hi all --

Looking for criticism of www.lawapplicants.com to make the site better suite your needs. Please post here or on the improvement forum on the site: http://www.lawapplicants.com/site/forum for constructive criticism (spelling, grammar, layout, functionality EVERYTHING is fair game)

Thanks,
 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Looking for criticisim...
« on: December 14, 2008, 10:12:59 PM »
criticism: your spam is annoying.
another criticism: see lawschoolnumbers.com

I am not trying to spam. I am sorry that you feel that way. I am not promoting -- simply asking for feedback.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Looking for criticisim...
« on: December 14, 2008, 10:12:13 PM »
Yeah, I still don't understand how this vision is "distinctly different" from LSN.

I aim to compile the statistics instead of having users forage through them. But I need members first  ;). I think discussion boards like LSD are wonderful, I am in now way trying to compete with this type of board. I want to compile real user statistics and law school information in one spot with comment capabilities.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Criticism
« on: December 14, 2008, 10:05:01 PM »
the bold copy on the home page needs to go, or be toned down. it reads like the author has turrets with all the emphasis on, emphasis off in each sentence.  the headings and bullet points also feel really disjointed.  small font to big font back to small font.  your home-page is your hook, the first thing people see.  it should be more attention-grabbing.

the copy on your about page needs to be tighter.  for instance, "LawApplicants.com is a free site designed as a service to prelaw and law students" can easily become "LawApplicants.com is a free service for prelaw and law students."  also: "The aim of this site is to share the experiences of past applicants with current, as a rough guide to what they may expect or the type of preparation they may require." can easily become "Our goal is to share the experiences of past applicants with current prospective students."  all that stuff about being a guide for what they expect and what preparation they'll require is implied.  know your audience: pre law students.  they aren't stupid.  you don't need to bang them over the head with what you're providing.  they'll figure it out.  i also think you say "this site" too many times.  no need to be overly self-referential. 

i tried to sign up but never got an email confirmation.  is it not live yet?

also, most importantly, how are you different from TLS, LSN, LSD...  quality points equal bloggers?  i think you might be better off asking for applicants, or seeking out the most helpful, active members of your community assuming those message boards take off.  i dont know if sheer volume of posts/points would do it. 

Very good thank you very much. The site is live. Gmail's spam filter has been catching the emails sent out. I wonder if your spam filter caught the message with the password.

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Looking for advice..
« on: December 14, 2008, 06:53:14 PM »
Hey non-trads --

I am trying to start a site [http://www.lawapplicants.com] where law applicants [both pre-professional and matriculated]can anonymously display their application statistics to the web-community [yes, similar to lawschoolnumbers.com; but I my vision is distinctly different]. I am looking for criticism of the site by folks that are actually going to use it. Please keep it constructive [things like grammar and spelling are very WELCOME but I am specifically looking to tailor the site to your needs; broadly, what are you looking for - I knew what I was looking for when I applied, but what are you?]. Thanks and good luck!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Looking for criticisim...
« on: December 14, 2008, 06:35:49 PM »
No criticism?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Criticism
« on: December 14, 2008, 06:34:30 PM »
No criticism? The silent treatment is killer  :-[

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Hi all --

I am trying to start a site [http://www.lawapplicants.com] where law applicants [both pre-professional and matriculated]can anonymously display their application statistics to the web-community [yes, similar to lawschoolnumbers.com; but I my vision is distinctly different]. I am looking for criticism of the site as well as new members. Please sign up and keep the criticism constructive [things like grammar and spelling are WELCOME but I am specifically looking to tailor the site to your needs; broadly, what are you looking for - I knew what I was looking for when I applied, but what are you?]. Thanks and good luck!

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Incoming 1Ls / Looking for criticisim...
« on: December 13, 2008, 08:04:48 PM »
Hi all --

I am trying to start a site [http://www.lawapplicants.com] where law applicants [both pre-professional and matriculated]can anonymously display their application statistics to the web-community [yes, similar to lawschoolnumbers.com; but I my vision is distinctly different]. I am looking for criticism of the site as well as new members. Please sign up and keep the criticism constructive [things like grammar and spelling are WELCOME but I am specifically looking to tailor the site to your needs; broadly, what are you looking for - I knew what I was looking for when I applied, but what are you?]. Thanks and good luck!

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