Zen of 180 is adaptive learning for the LSAT. At its simplest, what you miss on the LSAT tells us how and what to teach you. At its most complex, we're getting a patent on our algorithm that applies item response theory and task-based learning to standardized tests.

Our two co-founders both scored perfect 180s on their LSATs and are currently finishing up their JDs from Harvard Law School. One is an award-winning teacher and curriculum geek, and the other is a coding and statistics nerd. We're building an army of HLS students who are writing free explanations for the LSAT while we develop our fully interactive and adaptive curriculum.

John in his New York City 8th grade classroom, being filmed as 1 of 5 finalists for Teach For America’s highest national award. Daniel showing off our in-development mobile application, which will make data-entry easier.

Our goal is to make ourselves and other LSAT teachers/tutors obsolete, by leveraging our algorithm into a tutorless tutoring service. Our algorithm is already better at recognizing patterns in your mistakes and pinpointing the lesson you should learn next; we're busy feeding it the content so it can also teach you. In the meantime, here are the services we currently offer, including some that already leverage our algorithm and curriculum:

  • LSAT PrepTest Score Analyzer, our a free online LSAT self-prep tool to input your missed question data from the Official LSAT PrepTests 19-68, analyze your LSAT score, get explanations, and target your self-study review.
  • Google Calendars for each LSAT test date, available in the left-side toolbar at the Zen of 180 blog, which you can adjust to fit your own schedule.
  • Test-taking strategies for all sections and specific task standards
  1. analytical reasoning (logic games)
  2. logical reasoning
  3. reading comprehension
  • Digital Official LSAT PrepTest store with only the official LSAT materials from LSAC, where you can buy the absolutely cheapest Official LSAT PrepTests and real LSAT practice materials
  • Journals of current Zen students as they prepare for the LSAT and the law school application cycle
  • Interviews with law school admissions officers, deans, and current students