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.
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.
Jun 8, 2021 • 28 minutes
Branden explains how to best think about selecting your law school electives.
Jun 2, 2021 • 41 minutes
This week, Branden and Jelena will unpack why you might not have accepted into law school this cycle, and offer a road-map for securing admission the next time around.
May 18, 2021 • 47 minutes
This week, Branden & Jelena tackle some of the most common misconceptions about letters of recommendation for law school.
May 12, 2021 • 50 minutes
On this week’s episode, Branden & Jelena interview sociologist and professor Kathryne Young on her research focusing on the social mechanisms that impact the law school experience.
May 5, 2021 • 44 minutes
Legal Writing, that chronically underappreciated 1L requirement, finally gets its due as Branden & Jelena interview UCLA Law Professor Ryan McCarl.
Apr 27, 2021 • 44 minutes
Tune in to hear your favorite hosts debunk myths and validate rumors you’ve heard about all the possible LSAT accommodations and modifications.
Apr 20, 2021 • 52 minutes
Jelena & Branden tackle listeners’ LSAT problems, law school anxieties, application dilemmas, and more.
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