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.
Sep 10, 2021 • 31 minutes
Remember last year, when a lot of people started applying to law school? Well, a lot of them got in.
Aug 17, 2021 • 66 minutes
We ask what justice means in the Cosby case, why he’s free today, and what the future holds for survivors.
Aug 10, 2021 • 43 minutes
Brian Potts shares some overlooked networking strategies for law students and reminds us that it's never too early or even too late to make an impression.
Aug 6, 2021 • 24 minutes
This week Jelena & Branden interview Maddy—the legal level Intern—who’s starting law school at Temple Law in two weeks!
Jul 27, 2021 • 34 minutes
Paying for the LSAT and applying to law school is a HUGE expense . . . and for those that are financially under-resourced . . . it can be extremely prohibitive.
Jul 20, 2021 • 33 minutes
Branden & Jelena discuss how tenable it is to transfer your law license across Europe, why being entrepreneurial early on in your career has it’s benefits, and how important it is to distinguish yourself.
Jul 15, 2021 • 43 minutes
Branden & Jelena discuss bar prep wellness with Professor Courtney Lee, the director of McGeorge University's Bar Support Program.
Jul 6, 2021 • 37 minutes
Jelena & Branden give us a run-down on the pros and cons of part-time law school programs and all they may or may not be cracked up to be.
Jun 23, 2021 • 36 minutes
Join us as we sit down with the hosts of the popular law school podcast, the 8 Percent Club, known to their fans as Fay, Lex, Jackie and Sarah.
Jun 15, 2021 • 51 minutes
In The Legal Level's 50th Episode, Jelena & Branden chat with Kristi Jobson, the Chief Admissions Officer at Harvard Law School.
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