# Law School Discussion

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#### AmericanEngineer

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##### Re: LSAC Admission Index Information Sheet
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2010, 10:56:45 PM »
Consider the formula LSAT * xLSAT + GPA * xGPA + C =

Now remember that the LSAT is max 180 and GPA is max 4.
Normalize the scores:
Let nLSAT = LSAT / 180 and LSATw = 180*xLSAT
Let nGPA = GPA / 4 and GPAw = 4 * xGPA

For example, for Duke:
LSAT * 0.021 + GPA * 0.268 + (-1.075) =

or

nLSAT * 3.8 + nGPA * 1 + (-1.075) =

Which instantly tells you that a marginal increase in your normalized LSAT score is about 4 times more important to a Duke admissions officer than an equivalent increase in your normalized GPA.

Maybe somebody could try it with other schools and see what they get?

#### environmintyfreshness

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##### Re: LSAC Admission Index Information Sheet
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010, 04:51:07 PM »
It's also fun to use the 25/median/75 numbers for a school and calculate the index number, and then use your numbers, and see where you fall for that school, in a more numerically-comprehensive way than just using one number or the other. Well, sometimes it's fun. Depends on how the comparison goes.