A new social media site promises to let lawyers know when their former law school classmates are “kicking their asses in career advancement,” according to the site’s founders. Using the latest push technology, the site will notify lawyers by mobile device with messages such as “Jane Barnard promoted to partner w/i 4 four years,” or “Alex Scott, who got a D in Torts, just won a $2 million judgment.”
Depending on the information provided in personal profiles, the site will also provide users with a former classmate’s grades and law school “party” photos, along with a ten-point star rating that users can use to measure themselves against former classmates.
In one example provided by the site’s founders, one message on an iPhone came with a photo of the former classmate, drinking beer at a study session, along with the message “she got a D in Contracts. Just promoted to lead general counsel for Pfizer. You rate 4 stars compared to her 8.”
Another example came with the message “He sat next to you. Barely graduated. Just appointed district court judge in Pittsburgh. He rates 7 stars to your 3.”
Users, however, can choose to receive either “positive” or “negative” ratings when compared to their former classmates, depending on how the user self-rates on a ten point “snide scale.” The site is currently considered in “pre-alpha” with an expected beta phase to be announced over the summer.