NOTE: We strongly encourage all prospective LSAT test takers to download the Official LSAT Practice Test from the LSAC website to get the most accurate assessment of their LSAT study needs before deciding on any specific test prep strategy.
For quick reference, here are links to related books we have reviewed:
We have reviewed books related to the following subjects:
We strongly advise all prospective law school applicants to consult at least two books before taking the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test).
First, we recommend one of the official guides published by the LSAC (Law School Admission Council), the test’s author. These have sufficient quantity of the official LSAT material from the people who write the actual test. There is a difference between the official questions you will be asked on the exam and the practice questions contained in all other books that aren’t licensed to use official material.
Secondly, we recommend one of several “unofficial” guides to the LSAT. There are indeed ways to study for this test and to materially improve your score, and these books can help you master them. The better unofficial guides lay out many time-proven test-taking strategies, and provide clear explanations for the reasoning behind the correct answers to the practice problems.
You will greatly increase your chances of receiving a higher LSAT score if you go to the test armed with LSAT test-taking strategies (as given by one of the unofficial test guides) and are familiar with actual questions from previous exams (as laid out by the LSAT book).
Return to the book reviews for law school selection and success strategies.
10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI by LSAC
This is the latest LSAC publication and it contains the ten tests administered from June 2014 through June 2017. This guide is listed first on this review page for a reason!
10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume V: PrepTests 62 through 71 by LSAC
We highly recommend this book if you’re seeking additional official practice tests to augment your preparation efforts. It contains ten more fairly recent actual LSAT exams. You can practice taking these exams under simulated test conditions. We firmly believe you will find that there is a hugely material difference between the official questions and the test questions fabricated by most, if not all, of the test prep services – no matter how good those services are in other respects. We have talked with many clients who purchased the official LSAC guides, and they all overwhelmingly recommend it. Additionally, many test-takers said that because they had worked through all 10 practice tests in the weeks preceding the LSAT, they were not surprised by any questions when they actually sat for the exam.
Master the LSAT by Jeff Kolby and Scott Thornburg
This review book (with software and online course) is the consensus favorite amongst our clients and consultants. Its greatest strength lies in its easy-to-follow methodology for understanding the “logic” behind LSAT questions. The book provides many detailed solutions to actual LSAT questions, and comes with two official LSAT tests.
The LSAT Logic Puzzle Book: Are You Smarter than a Lawyer? by Jeff Kolby
The LSAT logic section is most often the one that most intimidates applicants and, therefore, the one where test takers try to focus extra attention. This gem from Jeff Kolby includes 13 official LSAT games and some great analysis and explanations to help you do your best on this section.