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.
Sep 30, 2020 • 45 minutes
Oct 6, 2020 • 52 minutes
Oct 16, 2020 • 47 minutes
An overview of the law school application process, including all the components of a successful application.
Nov 17, 2020 • 36 minutes
Jelena and Branden sit down with Claire McCall, TestMax’s former Director of Marketing and current 1L at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.
Dec 1, 2020 • 43 minutes
Anyone can decide to study for the LSAT. But after the shiny enthusiasm of a new goal fades and you’re left with just a pile of practice tests and homework, how do you stay on track?
Dec 17, 2020 • 45 minutes
Oh, the L-S-A-T is frightful, but this pod is so delightful! And since we’ve no place to go (there’s still a pandemic raging out there, people) start the show, start the show, start the show!
Dec 29, 2020 • 47 minutes
In this episode, Jelena and Branden cover several pieces of bad advice almost everyone receives when considering law school, and explain why you shouldn’t take these “nuggets of wisdom” seriously.
Jan 1, 2021 • 26 minutes
In this episode, Branden and Jelena give you the lowdown on how to make LSAT resolutions you can keep, and suggest a few possibilities that will boost your score.
Jan 12, 2021 • 34 minutes
In this episode, Jelena quizzes Branden—a successful 2011 California bar examinee—on the ins and outs of the monstrosity of an exam that stands between every debt-laden law school graduate and her maximum earning potential.
Jan 19, 2021 • 40 minutes
Jelena and Branden will arm you with the knowledge you need to feel good about your career choice no matter what the haters say.
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