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.
Jan 5, 2022 • 59 minutes
Branden & Jelena go beyond starting salary to break down all the basics of biglaw.
Jan 12, 2022 • 57 minutes
Branden & Jelena break down everything you need to know about this common elite law school graduate alternative to the big firm life.
Jan 20, 2022 • 54 minutes
Jelena & Branden finally give in and give you what you (could conceivably) want: the very latest trends in LSAT Reading Comprehension.
Jan 26, 2022 • 45 minutes
In this episode, Branden and Jelena cover all of your most pressing questions related to solo and small law.
Feb 9, 2022 • 58 minutes
In this week’s episode, Jelena and Branden get you started on that process by exploring the different functions lawyers perform.
Feb 17, 2022 • 50 minutes
On this episode, we’re joined by Branden’s former LSAT student, Davis Metzger, who shares the ups and downs of 1L living, as well as his journey taking the LSAT and applying to law school.
Feb 23, 2022 • 48 minutes
Branden and Jelena teach you the techniques that are both sufficient and necessary for mastery of these challenging questions.
Mar 3, 2022 • 45 minutes
In this episode Branden and Jelena interview former LSATMax tutor and current UPenn 1L Caroline Hackley.
Mar 10, 2022 • 49 minutes
Listen as Branden and Jelena interview Branden’s one-time LSATMax student who, after a few near-misses, got an elite LSAT score.
Mar 17, 2022 • 49 minutes
Jelena and Branden tackle one of the few Logical Reasoning question types that don’t always have an argument . . . Must Be True Questions.
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