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 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 26, 2021 • 39 minutes
Veteran LSAT decoder Abby Goldman (178) joins The Legal Level for the inaugural "Ask A Tutor" episode.
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
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 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.
Dec 1, 2021 • 42 minutes
Branden & Jelena recover from their Thanksgiving feasts while answering listeners’ questions and critiquing a listener-submitted personal statement.
Dec 8, 2021 • 48 minutes
Jelena & Branden use this episode to explore different law school structures as well as the shift to online learning.
Dec 15, 2021 • 46 minutes
Jelena and Branden discuss applicant trends for the 2022 admissions cycle thus far and make predictions about the remainder of the admissions cycle.
Dec 22, 2021 • 43 minutes
Jelena and Branden each bring six LSAT-style arguments to debate the existence of a particular red-suited gift bearer.
Dec 29, 2021 • 66 minutes
Branden & Jelena look back at the past 13 months of LSAT and law school news, discussing one big story from each month.
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