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.
Mar 24, 2022 • 35 minutes
Admissions season is over, and breaking LSAT news season is here!
Mar 31, 2022 • 46 minutes
Branden & Jelena take you through a step-by-step prescription for improving your performance on Methods of Reasoning and Argument Structure questions.
Apr 7, 2022 • 39 minutes
Max shares his experiences at a law school known for its small class size and a unique, completely experiential 3L program.
Apr 14, 2022 • 45 minutes
Branden & Jelena process the findings of the 2023 U.S. News & World Law School Rankings and deliver them to you so you don’t have to sully yourself with rankings analysis.
Apr 21, 2022 • 35 minutes
Jelena & Branden dive into the parts of your law school application that you don’t actually have to do (but maybe you should).
Apr 29, 2022 • 31 minutes
Meet LSATMax tutor Jacob Kennedy, who interned with the JAG Corps to prepare for law school, and now spends his time traveling through Europe and playing chess.
May 5, 2022 • 29 minutes
Jelena & Branden break down the format of the Writing Sample and work through an example.
May 13, 2022 • 36 minutes
Branden and Jelena dig into the options available for law students to study and work on reproductive issues.
May 27, 2022 • 41 minutes
Branden & Jelena discuss the future prospects of the LSAT after a recent ABA memo proposes making the use of standardized testing in admissions optional for accredited law schools.
Jun 3, 2022 • 32 minutes
Branden and Jelena sat down with TestMax’s in-house expert on the GRE, Clyde Engle, who will be attending Harvard Law this fall.
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