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.
Dec 1, 2021 • 42 minutes
Branden & Jelena recover from their Thanksgiving feasts while answering listeners’ questions and critiquing a listener-submitted personal statement.
Nov 23, 2021 • 55 minutes
Branden and Jelena share their thoughts on the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comp sections of newly released practice tests PT91 and PT92.
Nov 17, 2021 • 64 minutes
Jelena tries and fails to curb her Logic Games enthusiasm as she and Branden work through the eight new logic games in Prep Test 92.
Nov 3, 2021 • 31 minutes
Fulbright U.S. Student Research Awardee, LSATMax Tutor and Yale 1L Rosalyn Leban joins The Legal Level to discuss her first year law school experience
Oct 26, 2021 • 39 minutes
Veteran LSAT decoder Abby Goldman (178) joins The Legal Level for the inaugural "Ask A Tutor" episode.
Oct 19, 2021 • 48 minutes
Prep Test 91 features eight brand-new logic games, which Branden & Jelena go through one-by-one, analyzing trends and sharing their approaches to each game.
Oct 12, 2021 • 45 minutes
Are you curious about what the law has to say about vaccine mandates?!
Oct 5, 2021 • 26 minutes
Branden & Jelena interview the new Legal Level intern, Max Hofstetter, about his August LSAT experience and why he is planning to retake.
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.
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