2021’s Biggest LSAT & Law School News, Recapped

2021’s Biggest LSAT & Law School News, Recapped

Branden & Jelena look back at the past 13 months of LSAT and law school news, discussing one big story from each month.

Show notes

Believe it or not, stuff actually happened this year, despite all of the 2020 Part 2 vibes.

As 2021 ends and 2022 begins, Branden & Jelena look back at the past 13 months of LSAT and law school news, discussing one big story from each month.

Listen and learn . . .

  1. Why is a Toronto student suing his law school for human rights violations?
  2. How the LSAT-Flex adding a fourth section affected students’ scores
  3. Which T14 law school dealt with a law student rebellion after their pandemic policies spiked anxiety and depression in the student body
  4. How the Bar Exam might change soon . . . and why the proposed new version would be way better for lawyers
  5. Which T14 law school damaged its own reputation over a satirical flyer
  6. What happened when the LSAT-Flex platform crashed during the test

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Jelena Woehr

Jelena Woehr

Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.

Branden Frankel

Branden Frankel

In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.


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