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The Index

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The Law School Data Assembly Service provides to law schools a report that displays an applicant's LSAT score(s) and index number(s) and summarizes undergraduate performance in a standardized format.

The index number(s) results from combining the LSAT score(s) with the applicant's undergraduate grade point average (UGPA), using weights selected by the College of Law based on validity studies conducted for Syracuse by Law Services. Validity studies show the relationship between LSAT score(s), UGPA, and first-year law school grades at Syracuse.

The index currently calculated by Law Services for Syracuse is derived by applying the following formula:

Index = [0.220 x LSAT] + [2.489 x UGPA] - 4.00

The index formula is subject to regular review and modification.