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.
Jan 5, 2022 • 59 minutes
Branden & Jelena go beyond starting salary to break down all the basics of biglaw.
Jan 12, 2022 • 57 minutes
Branden & Jelena break down everything you need to know about this common elite law school graduate alternative to the big firm life.
Jan 20, 2022 • 54 minutes
Jelena & Branden finally give in and give you what you (could conceivably) want: the very latest trends in LSAT Reading Comprehension.
Jan 26, 2022 • 45 minutes
In this episode, Branden and Jelena cover all of your most pressing questions related to solo and small law.
Feb 3, 2022 • 51 minutes
Jelena interviews LSATMax tutor Rob Smoot about his experience taking the LSAT from the farthest reaches of Alaska while working as a commercial fisherman.
Feb 9, 2022 • 58 minutes
In this week’s episode, Jelena and Branden get you started on that process by exploring the different functions lawyers perform.
Feb 17, 2022 • 50 minutes
On this episode, we’re joined by Branden’s former LSAT student, Davis Metzger, who shares the ups and downs of 1L living, as well as his journey taking the LSAT and applying to law school.
Feb 23, 2022 • 48 minutes
Branden and Jelena teach you the techniques that are both sufficient and necessary for mastery of these challenging questions.
Mar 3, 2022 • 45 minutes
In this episode Branden and Jelena interview former LSATMax tutor and current UPenn 1L Caroline Hackley.
Mar 10, 2022 • 49 minutes
Listen as Branden and Jelena interview Branden’s one-time LSATMax student who, after a few near-misses, got an elite LSAT score.
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