Raising the Bar (Prep) With Courtney Lee

Raising the Bar (Prep) With Courtney Lee

Branden & Jelena discuss bar prep wellness with Professor Courtney Lee, the director of McGeorge University's Bar Support Program.

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If you're studying for the Bar right now, you've probably experienced a sense of chaos leading up to this July test. Well hopefully not . . . but if you have . . . let us point you in the right direction.

Branden & Jelena discuss bar prep wellness with Professor Courtney Lee, the director of McGeorge University's Bar Support Program. Today, Lee calls out the missing elephant in the Bar prep room, mindfulness.

Hear Lee's take on best practices for your Bar Preparation and what small changes you can adopt for your study regime.

Listen and learn . . .

  1. Which mistakes you should avoid
  2. How to handle test day anxiety
  3. How Lee’s program supports graduates
  4. What the future of the Bar exam might look like
  5. Why the kind of student you are should help dictate your bar class load
  6. Where you can find bar prep support

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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.


Courtney Lee

Courtney Lee

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