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.
Oct 6, 2020 • 52 minutes
Oct 16, 2020 • 47 minutes
An overview of the law school application process, including all the components of a successful application.
Nov 17, 2020 • 36 minutes
Jelena and Branden sit down with Claire McCall, TestMax’s former Director of Marketing and current 1L at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.
Dec 1, 2020 • 43 minutes
Anyone can decide to study for the LSAT. But after the shiny enthusiasm of a new goal fades and you’re left with just a pile of practice tests and homework, how do you stay on track?
Dec 17, 2020 • 45 minutes
Oh, the L-S-A-T is frightful, but this pod is so delightful! And since we’ve no place to go (there’s still a pandemic raging out there, people) start the show, start the show, start the show!
Dec 29, 2020 • 47 minutes
In this episode, Jelena and Branden cover several pieces of bad advice almost everyone receives when considering law school, and explain why you shouldn’t take these “nuggets of wisdom” seriously.
Jan 1, 2021 • 26 minutes
In this episode, Branden and Jelena give you the lowdown on how to make LSAT resolutions you can keep, and suggest a few possibilities that will boost your score.
Jan 12, 2021 • 34 minutes
In this episode, Jelena quizzes Branden—a successful 2011 California bar examinee—on the ins and outs of the monstrosity of an exam that stands between every debt-laden law school graduate and her maximum earning potential.
Jan 19, 2021 • 40 minutes
Jelena and Branden will arm you with the knowledge you need to feel good about your career choice no matter what the haters say.
Feb 2, 2021 • 33 minutes
The LSAT probably isn’t the first standardized test to play a role in determining your academic future. But should standardized testing play such a huge part?
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