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.
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.
Jun 13, 2022 • 35 minutes
Branden & Jelena explore the LSAT’s roots and growth over time, along with some of the controversies along the way.
Jul 8, 2022 • 27 minutes
Our tutor spotlight series continues with UNC Chapel Hill grad and former project manager Adam Sommers.
Jul 19, 2022 • 33 minutes
Jelena & Branden give you a brief run-down of the kinds of scholarships you might be eligible for as a law student.
Jul 27, 2022 • 48 minutes
Jelena and Branden interview family law attorney Olivia St. Clair-Long, the Founder and Principal Attorney at O. Long Law in Evanston, Illinois.
Aug 3, 2022 • 46 minutes
Branden & Jelena discuss Parallel Reasoning & Flawed Parallel Reasoning questions so you know how to answer these correctly and quickly.
Aug 12, 2022 • 56 minutes
USAF Major & lawyer Samantha Sliney talks about her career as a JAG, or Judge Advocate General, and how you can pursue a legal career in the armed forces.
Dec 5, 2022 • 74 minutes
To celebrate The Legal Level's 100th episode, Branden & Jelena share their top 100 LSAT & law school admissions tips!
Dec 30, 2022 • 53 minutes
Branden & Jelena’s interview with WashU’s Director of Admissions and Vice Dean for Institutional Success will put you on the right path to acceptances galore.
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