I was so confused on this topic until this morning. Most schools have a number that they use to compare everyone. They compute this number with the equation:
(LSAT score x LSAT constant) + (GPA x GPA constant) + Constant = Index
(L x A) + (G x B) + C = I
Now, L and G are your own numbers. A, B, and C can be found on the LSDAS site. Just click on "Account Status/Transcripts" and click the link "Admission Index". So if school X has A = 1 and B = 2 and C = 3, then their maximum index is:
(180 x 1) + (4 x 2) + 3 = 191. You can plug your L and G in to see how you stack up.
It's actually simpler than it looks.
extremely helpful, njlawguy (btw, im in nj too ^_^)
so is it the closer you get to the max index, the better your chances are?
unfortunately, the page with the admissions index seems to be down on the lsac site. ill check it out later...
thanks for all the info!