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.
Apr 13, 2021 • 35 minutes
What do YouTubers know about the LSAT? Katherine Weissbluth, also known as the Kath Path: a YouTuber, college essay editor, LSATMax student/fan and vlogging extraordinaire joins Branden and Jelena to discuss all things LSAT and her vlogging journey.
Apr 8, 2021 • 34 minutes
U.S. News and World Report just released 2022’s law school rankings, with some notable changes including a brand-new addition to the “Top 14.”
Apr 6, 2021 • 30 minutes
So you’ve been waitlisted. You’re probably in good company, with a 21% spike in law school applications this year. But what does this all mean?
Mar 25, 2021 • 37 minutes
Attorney and founder of The Lawyers Depression Project, Joe Milowic, is here to answer all our questions about tackling mental health while working a high pressure job in BigLaw.
Mar 18, 2021 • 30 minutes
What’s a law review, how do you get on it, and why do people keep telling you it’d look great on your resume?
Mar 12, 2021 • 36 minutes
People go to great lengths to get into elite law schools, but is it worth it? On this week’s episode, Jelena and Branden sit down with Evan Parker, Ph.D. to answer that very question.
Mar 5, 2021 • 29 minutes
In this episode, Branden and Jelena talk with Suzy Bernstein, a current 2L at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, about smart law school prep that sets you up for success.
Feb 26, 2021 • 44 minutes
Jelena & Branden offer advice on crafting your law school personal statement, honing your voice, and even what to avoid.
Feb 19, 2021 • 17 minutes
There’s breaking news in the world of the LSAT . . . which doesn’t happen all that often! Branden and Jelena are here to demystify it, just for you.
Feb 18, 2021 • 42 minutes
Two of the most common question types on the LSAT are Strengthen and Weaken questions, and, while it may seem like you’re being asked to do opposite things for each, they share a core method, and what you learn about one applies to the other.
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