I see this post is bit outdated but I'd like to offer couple of solutions:
Solution #1 (temporary) : Google indexes every indexable web page on the entire internet and allows you to search these pages. Since a website is a combination of these individual pages, then you can search the contents of a website (ie: www.lawschooldiscussion.org
) at google without needing a local search functionality in a website. So here is how you can do this : go to google.com and in the search box search :
site:lawschooldiscussion.org your search term
Solution #2 (permanent) : If the moderators of the board would like any help in restoring the search functionality, I can help you with that. I am an IT Systems Engineer for a large insurance company. I can troubleshoot your Simple Machines Forum installation and fix the issue.
I've started to pursue education in Law. Currently taking LSAT prep course. I find this site to be very helpful in many of my questions and built in search function would be +++.
Please feel free to email me if you need help. firstname.lastname@example.org