Annual Statement, 2016

Site disclosures

Total operating cost: $192

Total content acquisition costs: $0

Total site visits: 121,781* (+11% over 2015)

Total unique visitors: 107,194 (+16% over 2015)

Total pageviews: 142,077 (+4% over 2015)

Top referrers:
Facebook (39,148)
Twitter (7705)
Above the Law (2905)
TaxProf (2140)
Brian Leiter's Law School Reports (2118)
Washington Post (1013)
Top-Law-Schools (756)
ABA Journal (726)
The Faculty Lounge (612)
Reddit (532)
University of California-Irvine (442)
Pajamas Media (340)

Most popular content (by pageviews):
Hillary Clinton's popular vote margin is meaningless in every way (except pithy tweets) (Nov. 10, 2016) (46,429)
Ranking the most liberal and conservative law firms (July 16, 2013) (11,676)
The best prospective law students read Homer (Apr. 7, 2014) (5236)
Here we go again: February 2015 bar pass rates down over last year (Apr. 10, 2015) (5001)
July 2015 bar exam results again show declining pass rates almost everywhere: outliers, or a sign of more carnage? (Sept. 11, 2015) (4822)
February 2016 MBE bar exam scores drop to lowest point since 1983 (Apr. 1, 2016) (3924)
Status of pending "natural born citizen" challenges and litigation in 2016 presidential election (Feb. 9, 2016) (3880)
No, the MBE was not "harder" than usual (Sept. 28, 2015) (3348)

Most popular search results (when disclosed by search engine; 98% of search results not disclosed by search engine):

excess of democracy (43)
2015 bar passage rates (23)
excess of democracy blog (15)
conservative law firms (14)
lionel hutz (12)

Sponsored content: none

Revenue generated: none

Platform: Squarespace

Privacy disclosures

External trackers: one (Google Analytics)

Individuals with internal access to site at any time in 2016: one (Derek Muller)

*Over the course of a year, various spam bots from sites like Semalt, Adfly,, and others may begin to visit the site at a high rate. As they did so, I added them to a referral exclusion list, but their initial visits are not disaggregated from the overall totals. These sites are also excluded from the top referrers list. Additionally, all visits from my own computers are excluded.