# Law School Admission Index 2000 Information Sheet

The list of formulas below was given to me by a student who obtained it as part of the materials sent to students who took the LSAT.  The sheet was dated 8/15/00.

There are six columns in the table below.  Brief descriptions of each are as follows:

• Law School: The list contains 162 law schools.  I didn't check to see which schools weren't included, but they are certainly the ones that either don't use formulas or don't release them.  Some schools that appeared on previous lists are not on the list for 2000.  These schools are identified with an asterisk (*) and their previous formula is listed.  The schools are listed alphabetically, with all "University of" schools listed under U.  Some abbreviations are: U = University, LS = Law School, SoL = School of Law, CoL = College of Law, LC = Law Center.
• X LSAT: This is the multiplier for the LSAT score used by the school.  (The formulas assume the LSAT score to be on the 120-180 scale.)
• X GPA: This is the multiplier for the GPA used by the school.  (The formulas assume the GPA to be on a 4.0 scale.)
• Constant: Most schools add a constant, positive or negative, to the formula. For a few schools this makes the total a round number.  About two dozen don't use a constant.
• Total: The total is constructed by multiplying the maximum LSAT score of 180 by the school's multiplier, adding the product of the GPA multiplier and the maximum GPA of 4.0, and adding the constant.  For example, the total for American University is 0.576*180 + 4.580*4.0 + 20.220 = 142.220.
• %GPA: This is the weight given to the GPA relative to the LSAT in the formula.  This percentage ignores the constant.  The meaning of the constant varies depending on whether the constant is derived from the regression analysis mentioned on the Start and Comments pages, or whether it is artifically chosen based on other criteria.  Regardless of the meaning of the constant, the point of %GPA is to determine the importance of the GPA relative to the LSAT.  To calculate the %GPA, I dropped the constant from the formula and determined what percent of the new total was accounted for by the GPA.  Using American U as an example again, 0.576*180 + 4.580*4.0 = 122.0, and 18.32/122.0 = 15.02%.

 Law School X LSAT X GPA Constant Total % GPA American U 0.576 4.580 20.220 142.220 15.02% Arizona State U 0.405 2.787 6.677 90.725 13.26% Baylor U 1.000 10.000 0.000 220.000 18.18% Boston College LS 0.540 5.560 -42.640 76.800 18.62% Boston U SoL 1.000 10.000 0.000 220.000 18.18% Brigham Young U 1.000 19.000 0.000 256.000 29.69% Brooklyn LS 0.032 0.276 -2.800 4.064 16.08% California Western SoL 0.388 2.683 12.593 93.165 13.32% Capital U LS 1.000 10.000 0.000 220.000 18.18% Cardozo SoL 0.038 0.270 -3.933 3.987 13.64% Case Western Reserve U* 0.031 0.341 -2.885 4.059 19.64% Catholic U of America 0.548 3.163 -13.190 98.102 11.37% Chapman U SoL 0.039 0.272 -4.275 3.833 13.42% Cleveland State--Marshall Col of Law 0.041 0.280 -4.076 4.424 13.18% Columbia U 0.019 0.195 -0.527 3.673 18.57% Cornell U 0.027 0.238 -1.985 3.827 16.38% Creighton U 0.546 4.375 -23.448 92.332 15.11% Dickinson SoL 0.238 2.624 35.022 88.358 19.68% Drake U 1.000 10.000 0.000 220.000 18.18% Duke U 0.020 0.308 -1.087 3.745 25.50% Duquesne U 0.013 0.110 0.836 3.616 15.83% Emory U 0.367 4.148 6.698 89.350 20.07% Florida State U 0.505 5.021 -14.644 96.340 18.10% Fordham U 0.030 0.231 -2.530 3.794 14.61% Franklin Pierce Law Center* 0.042 0.323 -4.502 4.350 14.60% Geo Washington U 0.043 0.420 -5.252 4.168 17.83% Georgetown U 0.028 0.337 -2.461 3.927 21.10% Georgia State U Col of Law 0.350 2.538 16.166 89.318 13.88% Golden Gate U 0.040 0.324 -4.564 3.932 15.25% Gonzaga U 1.273 10.139 -123.029 146.667 15.04% Hamline U 0.026 0.286 -2.021 3.803 19.64% Hastings Col of Law 0.038 0.395 -4.627 3.793 18.76% Hofstra U 0.036 0.239 -3.301 4.135 12.86% Howard U 0.362 4.046 14.547 95.891 19.90% ITT Chicago-Kent Col of Law 0.039 0.345 -4.154 4.246 16.43% Indiana U--Bloomington 0.022 0.236 -1.165 3.739 19.25% Indiana U--Indianapolis 0.027 0.380 -2.331 4.049 23.82% John Marshall LS--Chicago 0.031 0.336 -3.070 3.854 19.41% Jones SoL 0.800 10.000 0.000 184.000 21.74% Lewis & Clark U SoL 0.028 0.336 -2.719 3.665 21.05% Louisiana State U 1.000 10.000 0.000 220.000 18.18% Loyola LS--Los Angeles 0.372 3.197 52.754 132.502 16.04% Loyola U of Chicago 0.028 0.354 0.504 6.960 21.93% Loyola U--New Orleans 0.034 0.356 -3.464 4.080 18.88% Marquette U 3.600 35.300 -26.100 763.100 17.89% McGeorge SoL--U of the Pacific 1.128 10.002 53.606 296.654 16.46% Mercer U 1.000 10.000 -100.000 120.000 18.18% Michigan State - Detroit CoL 0.034 0.397 -3.590 4.118 20.60% Mississippi Col SoL 0.042 0.392 -4.744 4.384 17.18% Nashville SoL 0.800 10.000 0.000 184.000 21.74% New England SoL 0.050 0.226 -5.605 4.299 9.13% New York LS 0.042 0.321 -4.611 4.233 14.52% North Carolina Central U 1.000 20.000 0.000 260.000 30.77% Northeastern U* 1.001 16.285 -26.681 218.639 26.55% Northern Illinois U 0.541 7.525 -29.984 97.496 23.61% Northwestern U 0.057 0.856 -1.335 12.349 25.02% Nova Southeastern U Law Center 0.033 0.443 -3.585 4.127 22.98% Ohio Northern U 0.338 3.730 -38.077 37.683 19.69% Ohio State U 0.437 5.482 -2.418 98.170 21.80% Oklahoma City U 0.853 8.077 1.486 187.334 17.38% Pace U 1.072 11.030 -140.660 96.420 18.61% Pepperdine U 1.135 10.563 0.000 246.552 17.14% Quinnipiac College SoL 0.036 0.298 -3.732 3.940 15.54% Regent U 0.043 0.302 -4.600 4.348 13.50% Roger Williams U 0.043 0.248 -4.562 4.170 11.36% Rutgers--The State U--Camden 0.038 0.378 -4.101 4.251 18.10% Rutgers--The State U--Newark 0.041 0.354 -4.440 4.356 16.10% Saint Louis U 0.033 0.408 -3.594 3.978 21.55% Samford U--Cumberland Law 0.031 0.283 -2.854 3.858 16.87% Santa Clara U 0.046 0.402 -5.532 4.356 16.26% Seattle U 0.835 8.536 36.707 221.151 18.51% Seton Hall U 0.035 0.392 -3.594 4.274 19.93% South Texas Col of Law 0.033 0.309 -3.277 3.899 17.22% Southern Illinois U 0.036 0.342 -3.977 3.871 17.43% Southern Methodist U 0.030 0.363 -2.959 3.893 21.19% Southwestern U 0.045 0.422 -5.683 4.105 17.25% St. John's U SoL* 0.289 2.733 57.925 120.877 17.37% St. Thomas U 0.037 0.248 -3.737 3.915 12.96% Stanford U 0.025 0.229 -1.740 3.676 16.91% Stetson U 0.035 0.469 -4.175 4.001 22.95% Suffolk U LS 1.020 16.644 -155.727 94.449 26.61% SUNY at Buffalo 1.263 8.237 101.911 362.199 12.66% Syracuse U 0.220 2.489 -4.000 45.556 20.09% Temple U 0.800 14.576 -11.000 191.304 28.82% Texas Southern U 0.045 0.324 -5.002 4.394 13.79% Texas Tech U 0.038 0.520 -4.926 3.994 23.32% Texas Wesleyan U 0.478 3.677 -5.875 94.873 14.60% Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center 0.040 0.237 -3.894 4.254 11.63% Tulane U 0.037 0.406 -0.112 8.172 19.60% U of Akron 0.040 0.352 -4.540 4.068 16.36% U of Alabama 0.592 6.214 -33.471 97.945 18.91% U of Arizona 1.080 14.000 0.000 250.400 22.36% U of Arkansas--Fayetteville 1.000 13.400 0.000 233.600 22.95% U of Arkansas at Little Rock 1.257 10.538 -171.968 96.444 15.70% U of Baltimore* 0.028 0.261 -2.272 3.812 17.16% U of California--Berkeley 0.871 23.487 8.474 259.202 37.47% U of California--Davis 0.035 0.341 -0.019 7.645 17.80% U of California--Los Angeles* 0.042 0.484 -5.440 4.056 20.39% U of Cincinnati 1.128 13.868 -63.112 195.400 21.46% U of Colorado 3.510 42.450 128.020 929.620 21.18% U of Dayton 0.032 0.333 0.322 7.414 18.78% U of Denver 0.033 0.375 -3.429 4.011 20.16% U of Detroit Mercy 0.041 0.359 -4.542 4.274 16.29% U of Florida 0.026 0.315 0.337 6.277 21.21% U of Georgia 0.043 0.448 -5.702 3.830 18.80% U of Hawaii 0.025 0.327 -2.530 3.278 22.52% U of Houston 1.000 10.000 17.200 237.200 18.18% U of Idaho 0.039 0.396 -4.597 4.007 18.41% U of Illinois 0.037 0.352 -4.034 4.034 17.45% U of Iowa 0.826 11.203 2.270 195.762 23.16% U of Kansas 1.000 11.066 0.000 224.264 19.74% U of Kentucky 0.035 0.349 -3.960 3.736 18.14% U of Louisville 0.036 0.412 -0.203 7.925 20.28% U of Maryland 0.373 3.506 50.164 131.328 17.28% U of Memphis 0.370 3.070 -40.710 38.170 15.57% U of Miami 0.032 0.347 -3.192 3.956 19.42% U of Minnesota 1.128 12.900 0.000 254.640 20.26% U of Mississippi 1.054 10.617 -3.759 228.429 18.29% U of Missouri--Columbia 1.275 10.090 -173.161 96.699 14.96% U of Missouri--Kansas City 0.038 0.380 -4.324 4.036 18.18% U of Montana 0.033 0.369 -3.394 4.022 19.90% U of Nebraska 0.083 0.971 -10.417 8.407 20.63% U of New Mexico 0.398 2.620 6.969 89.089 12.76% U of North Carolina 0.991 20.821 12.383 274.047 31.83% U of North Dakota 0.035 0.297 -3.496 3.992 15.87% U of Notre Dame 0.032 0.405 -3.411 3.969 21.95% U of Oklahoma 1.000 15.000 16.000 256.000 25.00% U of Oregon* 0.041 0.412 -4.748 4.280 18.25% U of Pennsylvania 0.042 0.423 -7.143 2.109 18.29% U of Pittsburgh 0.032 0.302 -2.805 4.163 17.34% U of Richmond 0.036 0.317 -3.788 3.960 16.37% U of San Diego 0.217 2.088 39.178 86.590 17.62% U of San Francisco 0.038 0.370 -4.489 3.831 17.79% U of South Carolina 0.034 0.334 -3.694 3.762 17.92% U of South Dakota 0.268 3.407 27.158 89.026 22.03% U of Southern California 0.242 2.920 28.809 84.049 21.14% U of Tennessee 0.717 6.853 265.229 421.701 17.52% U of Texas 1.000 12.500 0.000 230.000 21.74% U of Toledo 0.041 0.564 -5.235 4.401 23.41% U of Tulsa 0.041 0.317 -4.508 4.140 14.66% U of Utah 1.267 12.428 -66.942 210.830 17.90% U of Virginia 0.240 4.159 2.000 61.836 27.80% U of Washington 0.464 4.360 0.000 100.960 17.27% U of Wisconsin 0.229 2.631 38.615 90.359 20.34% U of Wyoming 0.879 12.137 -7.716 199.052 23.48% Valparaiso U 0.033 0.284 -3.122 3.954 16.05% Vanderbilt U 0.034 0.355 -3.623 3.917 18.83% Vermont LS 0.023 0.228 -1.434 3.618 18.05% Villanova Special JD/PhD Program 1.088 10.614 148.233 386.529 17.82% Villanova U 1.088 10.614 148.233 386.529 17.82% Wake Forest U LS 0.508 5.601 0.000 113.844 19.68% Washburn U 0.800 10.000 100.000 284.000 21.74% Washington U--Missouri 0.800 10.000 0.000 184.000 21.74% Wayne State U 0.640 10.000 0.000 155.200 25.77% West Virginia U 0.039 0.364 -4.530 3.946 17.18% Western New England College 0.412 4.206 5.576 96.560 18.49% Western State U 0.032 0.543 -3.842 4.090 27.38% Whittier College SoL 0.442 3.510 3.748 97.348 15.00% Willamette U 0.038 0.370 -4.279 4.041 17.79% William and Mary, College of 0.059 0.854 -7.449 6.587 24.34% William Mitchell Col of Law 0.039 0.396 -4.440 4.164 18.41%