Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.
Jun 15, 2021 • 51 minutes
In The Legal Level's 50th Episode, Jelena & Branden chat with Kristi Jobson, the Chief Admissions Officer at Harvard Law School.
Jun 8, 2021 • 28 minutes
Branden explains how to best think about selecting your law school electives.
Jun 2, 2021 • 41 minutes
This week, Branden and Jelena will unpack why you might not have accepted into law school this cycle, and offer a road-map for securing admission the next time around.
May 18, 2021 • 47 minutes
This week, Branden & Jelena tackle some of the most common misconceptions about letters of recommendation for law school.
May 12, 2021 • 50 minutes
On this week’s episode, Branden & Jelena interview sociologist and professor Kathryne Young on her research focusing on the social mechanisms that impact the law school experience.
May 5, 2021 • 44 minutes
Legal Writing, that chronically underappreciated 1L requirement, finally gets its due as Branden & Jelena interview UCLA Law Professor Ryan McCarl.
Apr 27, 2021 • 44 minutes
Tune in to hear your favorite hosts debunk myths and validate rumors you’ve heard about all the possible LSAT accommodations and modifications.
Apr 20, 2021 • 52 minutes
Jelena & Branden tackle listeners’ LSAT problems, law school anxieties, application dilemmas, and more.
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.”
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