Fall Mailbag Episode: Your Questions, Belatedly Answered

Fall Mailbag Episode: Your Questions, Belatedly Answered

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A podcast could never even begin to do justice to all the justice done by Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her 87 years of life. But perhaps it can help send a few more good humans to law school. In this listener mailbag episode, Branden & Jelena answer questions from the Legal Level audience—now dubbed by Branden “Levelheads.”

In this episode, questions from listeners Robert, Rachel, Kendall, and Madison. You’ll learn:

  1. How much a low GPA will hold you back in law school admissions
  2. Who to ask for letters of recommendation when you haven’t been in school for a decade or more
  3. What to do if you’re struggling with Reading Comprehension because of your reading speed
  4. How much students should worry about competing with 2020 admission-deferrers for seats in law school classes starting Fall 2021

Baruch dayan emet. Tzedek, tzedek, tirdof.

Links and further resources from from this week’s episode:

‘We have lost a giant’: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020): https://today.law.harvard.edu/in-memoriam-ruth-bader-ginsburg/

83-Year-Old RBG Reads Her Husband’s Final Love Letter Aloud in 2016 WBUR Interview: https://wbur.fm/3comztc

Free Scholarly Journal Articles: https://app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication?and_facet_open_access=True

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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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