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.
Feb 2, 2021 • 33 minutes
The LSAT probably isn’t the first standardized test to play a role in determining your academic future. But should standardized testing play such a huge part?
Feb 9, 2021 • 36 minutes
If you’re studying for the LSAT, you’ve probably heard that Logic Games will soon be a thing of the past. But will they really? Why? When? And what will replace them?
Feb 18, 2021 • 42 minutes
Two of the most common question types on the LSAT are Strengthen and Weaken questions, and, while it may seem like you’re being asked to do opposite things for each, they share a core method, and what you learn about one applies to the other.
Feb 19, 2021 • 17 minutes
There’s breaking news in the world of the LSAT . . . which doesn’t happen all that often! Branden and Jelena are here to demystify it, just for you.
Feb 26, 2021 • 44 minutes
Jelena & Branden offer advice on crafting your law school personal statement, honing your voice, and even what to avoid.
Mar 5, 2021 • 29 minutes
In this episode, Branden and Jelena talk with Suzy Bernstein, a current 2L at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, about smart law school prep that sets you up for success.
Mar 12, 2021 • 36 minutes
People go to great lengths to get into elite law schools, but is it worth it? On this week’s episode, Jelena and Branden sit down with Evan Parker, Ph.D. to answer that very question.
Mar 18, 2021 • 30 minutes
What’s a law review, how do you get on it, and why do people keep telling you it’d look great on your resume?
Apr 6, 2021 • 30 minutes
So you’ve been waitlisted. You’re probably in good company, with a 21% spike in law school applications this year. But what does this all mean?
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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