What's the Best LSAT Prep?

There are many LSAT prep options out there and it can be difficult to decide which are right for you. To ensure you reach your target score, you’ll want to invest in the best LSAT prep available.
Most people spend 150-300 hours studying for the LSAT over a period of two to three months. Everyone has different learning styles and needs—you know best what kind of prep will work for you. Before deciding on a study plan and the type of LSAT prep to purchase, consider the following:

Once you’ve identified your needs and cemented a timeline, you can begin to weigh your options. Here are the best ways to prep for the LSAT.


  • #1) Studying with a Private Tutor

    Studying with a private tutor is the most personalized option. Working one-on-one with an LSAT expert will ensure that you allocate your time efficiently and target areas of the test that will give you the greatest opportunity for score gains. This is also the most flexible way to prep with a teacher—your tutor will work around your schedule so you don’t have to worry about moving things around to make it to a class that meets at a certain time. Some private tutoring options, like Kaplan’s and Manhattan Prep’s, also give you access to online lessons or a full Live Online LSAT course so you can supplement your in-person tutoring with self-study.

  • #2) Taking an LSAT Live Online Course

    Skip the commute and take a Live Online LSAT course. You can attend class from anywhere you have a wifi connection. Kaplan’s Live Online LSAT courses are taught by a team of teachers—one teacher leads the lesson on-camera while additional expert instructors answer your questions via chat in real-time. The experience is interactive. No more waiting for an opportune time to raise your hand—get your questions answered as you have them.  Many courses come with additional online study materials so you can brush up on foundational concepts tested on the LSAT. Manhattan Prep’s course comes with full access to LSAT Interact, an on-demand prep course.

  • #3) Studying in a Traditional LSAT Classroom

    Some people learn best face-to-face, tapping into the energy of an in-person classroom. Manhattan Prep instructors all score in the top 1% on the LSAT and endure a rigorous hiring/training process. Class sizes are small to strike the right balance of individual attention and active participation.

  • #4) Studying on Your Own With an LSAT Self-Paced Online Course

    If you study best on your own and know that you can hold yourself accountable to a consistent schedule, a Self-Paced Online Course is a great option. You’ll get a full on-demand course and online guidance to structure your studying. Kaplan’s Self-Paced Course comes with access to the LSAT Channel, which features over 145 teacher-led sessions, live or on-demand.
    Manhattan Prep’s award-winning LSAT Interact is led by their top-1% LSAT teachers, who guide you through each interactive lesson. The program is entirely self-paced and available on all devices.


Studying with a book is a good way to delve into the LSAT. Look for books that not only have content review, but also provide you with plenty of practice tests and online practice resources—you’ll want to get computer-based practice before Test Day.
  • #1) Manhattan Prep Strategy Guides

    Manhattan Prep’s LSAT Strategy Guides cover all three sections of the test. You’ll get a foundational review as well as techniques geared towards students aiming for top scores. The guides are created and tested by Manhattan Prep instructors, and come with additional online resources to supplement your prep.

  • #2) LSAT Prep Plus 2020-2021

    Kaplan’s LSAT Prep Plus 2020-2021 is updated for the Digital LSAT and features official LSAT practice questions, an official practice test, and test-taking strategies to help you score higher. You’ll also get access to online videos led by expert teachers and online workshops.


If you’re looking to fine-tune your prep rather than taking a full course or studying with comprehensive books, consider this prep tool:

LSAT Logic Games Complete Prep

Kaplan’s Logic Games Complete Prep lets you practice with every logic game ever released and provides you with expert guidance. You’ll not only get access to the over 300 officially released games, but you’ll also get access to over 20 hour-long videos from the LSAT Channel, and Kaplan’s LSAT Logic Games Unlocked 2018-19 book.