Many potential law students want to get an idea of their chances of getting into a certain school with a given GPA and LSAT score -- and for this reason, they seek out a law school admissions calculator.
As of this writing, there are three free online law school admissions calculators you can use to get an idea of the probability that you will be accepted at a particular law school:
This tool uses self-reported data from LawSchoolNumbers.com and recommends that you include an LSAT and GPA range to get the best results. You can find out the percentage of LSN applicants who got into schools with similar data as you, the percentage that got in with "worse" numbers, the percentage of LSN applicants who received scholarship money and the average award, and also choose whether to factor in waitlisted students as well.
This tool can be slightly less helpful for those who are looking at schools outside of the <a href="http://lawschool.about.com/od/choosingalawschool/p/TopTierLawSchools.htm">top tier</a> because there often just isn't as much data for them.
The LSAC Calculator uses admission data from the previous year's full-time entering class for its results, which are presented via colored bars to show your "score band." The bar shows you where you fall on the school's 25th/75th percentile ranges for UGPA and LSAT score.
One potential downside is for applicants considering some of the top law schools that choose not to participate in the LSAC Calculator.
The LSP is published under exclusive license to Top-Law-Schools.com and uses admission index formulas from law schools as well as the 25% and 75% percentile information from matriculated students as taken from the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The LSP actually comes in three versions: The Top 100 Full-Time Programs, Unranked Full-Time Programs, and Part-Time Programs. Another notable feature of the LSP is that it pays special attention to “splitters,” that is, those with high LSAT scores but low GPAs.