In the past, prospective law school applicants had to research schools by collating various pieces of information from miscellaneous sources, which unfortunately were not always accurate nor reliable.
With the inception of the ABA Standard 509 Information Reports a couple of years ago, basic information about a law school's make up, selectivity, cost, and especially official employment record and bar passage rates became more readily available. However, these reports, which were available in pdf format, were cumbersome to use and made drawing any kind of comparisons a tedious and time consuming task.
With the unveiling of a series of spreadsheets capturing all the necessary information, prospective applicants and other parties can now easily compare and contrast information about schools' conditional scholarships, enrollment by ethinicity, grants and scholarships awarded in the prior academic year, attrition, transfers, and more. See press release.