LawHub / Official LSAT Prep Plus - Digital LSATs

LawHub / Official LSAT Prep Plus - Digital LSATs for $99/year from LSAC

NOTE: Unfortunately, section numbering is different in Official LSAT Prep Plus / LawHub PrepTests from the prep books - most prep materials (including my LSAT study schedules) refer to section numbers in the prep books.

In the LawHub PrepTests, Logic Games is always section 1, Logical Reasoning is sections 2 and 3, and Reading Comp is section 4 - in the prep books, it's randomized like it will be on Test Day.  (If you’re having trouble finding a particular a Logical Reasoning question, make sure to check both LR sections.)

(If you’re having trouble finding a particular a Logical Reasoning question, make sure to check both LR sections. The first LR section in a PrepTest book is section 2 in LawHub, and the second LR section in a PrepTest book is section 3 in LawHub.)

I told LSAC about this issue, and they said they will make the sections consistent eventually, but they couldn't promise when.


Update (Oct 23, 2020): LSAC has added a version of the May 2020 LSAT-Flex, along with an LSAT-Flex version of PrepTest 73. They've also added the regular version of LSAT PrepTest 89 (November 2019 LSAT).

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LSAC has made 71 LSAT PrepTests available on a subscription basis for only $99 / year. You can buy them through your LSAC account on their website.

This is a great value  -- especially compared to buying the exams in books of 10 for about 20 bucks each. Being able to buy them from LSAC for less than $1.50 each is an incredible value.

Now, I said there are 71 exams currently available. But there are far more than 71 released exams. So which ones are you getting? Which ones aren't you getting and why?

With Official LSAT Prep Plus, you'll get PrepTests 19, 20, 22-88, June 2007, and Form 96 (aka LSAT SuperPrep 2, Test C2).

So this is a pretty great value. The other exams (1-18, 21, and 89+) aren't available because LSAC hasn't digitized these exams.

When I first became a licensee, LSAC provided me with the tests as low-resolution scanned PDFs.

These were old scans. There had not been any optical character recognition done on these exams. So, if you were to scan them and try to do OCR on them to put them in a cleaner format, it wouldn't work that well. LSAC themselves didn't even have them cleaned up in this way!

They're still taking the time to translate the mess around their files a little bit to put them in that new digital LSAT format.

Presumably, they'll add those to the subscription eventually. And when they do so, I suspect they won't raise the price. At $99 for an entire year, they're clearly trying to make this affordable.

You'll likely see 89+ and the oldest ones added to the subscription service with time.

But for now at least, you “only” have those 71 exams available, which is more than enough.

If you're not able to afford the fee and you have an LSAC fee waiver. The good news is that you will get automatic access to this subscription service for free.

If you were recently approved for a fee waiver, or if you received an LSAC fee waiver in the past two years, you'll get this for free.

This is pretty awesome because it's going to democratize access to prep. And I suspect that once word gets out about this, pretty much everybody studying for the LSAT will take this because cost isn't much of a barrier anymore.

$99 isn't nothing, but it's a drop in the bucket when you consider the cost of prep courses, coaching, tutoring, and law school tuition.

This is well worth the investment. And it's also cheaper than getting those books of 10 exams on Amazon for about 20 bucks each.

And you can use this on any tablet, the Microsoft Surface Go, iPad, Samsung, and you can also access it on a desktop as well, of course.

(Note: on desktop, you're missing out on the digital LSAT touchscreen experience, which is what you'll likely experience on Test Day, but you do get the online LSAT-Flex experience.)

If your LSAT test date is years away, if you're a freshman or sophomore in college and just dipping your toes in the water - or if you're not sure about taking the LSAT yet - you don't need to buy this subscription to get exams and the digital format.

LSAC is also going to offer free access to two exams in the digital format. , they will be exams 71 and 73. They're calling this the Official LSAT Prep Program available through your LSAC account.

The June 2007 LSAT, which has been the free sample PDF for a very long time, will still remain free for now. With time, LSAC will probably remove it as a free test because they're putting out more recent exams, PrepTests 71 and 73, which are the December 2013 LSAT and September 2014 LSAT, respectively.

I applaud LSAC for making a couple of exams available for free, and I applaud them for making 71 of them available at a relatively low cost as a subscription service. (And you still have the print books available for the foreseeable future. Although with time, sales of those books will decline.) For now, you can use the books, you can use Digital LSATs, whatever you prefer. And if you're taking the digital LSAT, you may want to do them in the digital format.

Official LSAT Prep Plus is now live and available now inside your LSAC account at lawhub.lsac.org (click on your name on the top-right).

There are some confusing things about PrepTests, especially when it comes to section numbering.

You can get LSAT PrepTest books on Amazon, and you can get also them as part of LawHub (aka Official LSAT Prep Plus).





From LSAC:

Official LSAT Prep ℠ – FREE familiarization tool including two full practice tests in the authentic Digital LSAT test environment.

Official LSAT Prep Plus ℠ – includes more than 60 full practice tests in the authentic Digital LSAT test environment, plus additional resources and reference guides. $99 for a one-year subscription. 



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