Law Rev-Who?

Law Rev-Who?

What’s a law review, how do you get on it, and why do people keep telling you it’d look great on your resume?

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What’s a law review, how do you get on it, and why do people keep telling you it’d look great on your resume? And why are so many law students mad at something called the “Blue Book?”

All your law review questions are answered as Branden & Jelena interview Nathan Orians, a 3L at Drexel who serves as Executive Editor of Membership for the Drexel Law Review.

Press play to find out:

  1. How law reviews serve the legal community
  2. How they’re now changing to promote inclusivity and new ideas
  3. Why law students get to review the writing and scholarship of working lawyers and professors
  4. What to do to maximize your chances of getting on law review
  5. Why employers want law review alumnae
  6. What the Blue Book is, and how it’s kind of like the LSAT
  7. Which skills learned on law review will help you as a lawyer

Thanks to Nathan Orians for lending his time and expertise to The Legal Level!

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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.


Nathan Orians

Nathan Orians

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