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.
Oct 19, 2021 • 48 minutes
Prep Test 91 features eight brand-new logic games, which Branden & Jelena go through one-by-one, analyzing trends and sharing their approaches to each game.
Oct 26, 2021 • 39 minutes
Veteran LSAT decoder Abby Goldman (178) joins The Legal Level for the inaugural "Ask A Tutor" episode.
Nov 3, 2021 • 31 minutes
Fulbright U.S. Student Research Awardee, LSATMax Tutor and Yale 1L Rosalyn Leban joins The Legal Level to discuss her first year law school experience
Nov 17, 2021 • 64 minutes
Jelena tries and fails to curb her Logic Games enthusiasm as she and Branden work through the eight new logic games in Prep Test 92.
Nov 23, 2021 • 55 minutes
Branden and Jelena share their thoughts on the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comp sections of newly released practice tests PT91 and PT92.
Dec 1, 2021 • 42 minutes
Branden & Jelena recover from their Thanksgiving feasts while answering listeners’ questions and critiquing a listener-submitted personal statement.
Dec 8, 2021 • 48 minutes
Jelena & Branden use this episode to explore different law school structures as well as the shift to online learning.
Dec 15, 2021 • 46 minutes
Jelena and Branden discuss applicant trends for the 2022 admissions cycle thus far and make predictions about the remainder of the admissions cycle.
Dec 22, 2021 • 43 minutes
Jelena and Branden each bring six LSAT-style arguments to debate the existence of a particular red-suited gift bearer.
Dec 29, 2021 • 66 minutes
Branden & Jelena look back at the past 13 months of LSAT and law school news, discussing one big story from each month.
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