The Legal Level - LSAT, law school admissions, 1L, bar exam & more!

The Legal Level - LSAT, law school admissions, 1L, bar exam & more!

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Bringing Balance to the Force


Tackle Test Anxiety & Stop Study Stress with Mindfulness Facilitator Heather Prete
Sep 15 • 46 min
Many LSAT study materials focus on the content of the exam, but fail to mention the other half of the equation: the human being doing the learning. If anxiety, distraction, or self-doubt are preventing you from retaining information, how are you supposed…
Law School Admissions Season Kickoff: How Two Students Got Into Top Schools
Sep 8 • 53 min
It’s September, the beginning of the law school admissions season. Branden & Jelena kick off this anxiety-filled time of year by inviting two current law students to share their application stories and advice to applicants. A UCLA 2L and Georgetown 1L,…
Fact Checking The LSAT 2: Secrets of the Multiverse
Sep 1 • 12 min
In November of 2018, the LSAT confused a generation of future lawyers with a Reading Comprehension passage that seems to say there are definitely multiple universes out there. Not only was this an infamously tough passage to score well on, it shook…
Applying for Law School During a Pandemic: Q&A Collab with Admissions Straight Talk Part 2
Aug 25 • 29 min
We’re back with Part 2 of our joint podcast with Admissions Straight Talk, and this time Linda Abraham (founder of Accepted.com) and Christine Carr (former Associate Director of Admissions at Boston University’s School of Law) are answering Branden &…
Yes, Virginia, You Do Still Have to Take the LSAT: Q&A Collab with Admissions Straight Talk Part 1
Aug 21 • 39 min
Law school admissions season is right around the corner, so we got together with our friends at the Admissions Straight Talk podcast for a two-part collaboration! In Part 1, Branden and Jelena answer potential law school applicants’ frequently asked…
Secrets of Time Management on the LSAT
Aug 11 • 49 min
Most LSAT students struggle with time management. Whether you’re running out of time and failing to answer some of the questions, or rushing to finish the section and choosing too many incorrect answers, you’re probably not approaching section timing…
Take to the Streets, then to Law School
Jul 15 • 21 min
From the lawyers who argued Brown v. Board of Education in the early 50’s to the those who flooded America’s airports and offered pro-bono legal representation to targets of the so-called Muslim Ban of 2017, attorneys have always been at the cutting edge…
Tournament of Flaws
Jul 4 • 37 min
Most arguments found in the LSAT’s Logical Reasoning section are flawed—yes, even when you’re not being explicitly asked to find the error in reasoning. Understanding logical fallacies is key to understanding Logical Reasoning. In this episode, Branden…
“Defund the Police,” Wrongful Convictions, & Radical Change Part 2: An Interview with Harvard Law School Professor Ronald Sullivan
Jun 19 • 34 min
Harvard Law School Professor Ronald Sullivan serves as Director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute & Trial Advocacy Workshop. He has reportedly freed more wrongfully convicted people than any other attorney in history, with more than 6,000 releases…
“Defund the Police,” Wrongful Convictions, & Radical Change Part 1: An Interview with Harvard Law School Professor Ronald Sullivan
Jun 18 • 52 min
Harvard Law School Professor Ronald Sullivan serves as Director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute & Trial Advocacy Workshop. He has reportedly freed more wrongfully convicted people than any other attorney in history, with more than 6,000 releases…
Proct-ical Magic or Proct-ically Tragic? LSAT-Flex Recap
May 25 • 39 min
So, THAT happened. That being, of course, the chaotic and controversial LSAT-Flex, remotely proctored by Proctor U. Branden and Jelena discuss what happened, how to account for chaos in your test prep, and what changes June test-takers can expect. In this…
Where Luck Meets Preparation: Ziena Hatem Shares Her LSAT-Flex Experience
May 23 • 20 min
LSATMax student and aspiring healthcare attorney Ziena Hatem joins Jelena and Branden to discuss her experience with the first-ever remotely administered, at-home LSAT. Ziena shares: How she minimized nerves on test day by expecting the unexpected How she…
Law School Goes Remote: Sandy Hudson on Tackling 1L Year During a Pandemic
May 16 • 37 min
Rising UCLA 2L, grassroots organizer, and political strategist Sandy Hudson joins Branden and Jelena to talk about law school’s abrupt transition to distance learning in the face of COVID-19. In this episode: Walk through a day in the life of a law…
QUESTION SPOTLIGHT: You Don’t Need Euclidean Geometry on the LSAT (PT44, LR1, Q11)
May 2 • 9 min
In this Question Spotlight bonus episode, Jelena and Branden tackle one particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question submitted by a student. Through focusing in on a single question, you’ll learn how to: Beat obscure terms and dense language by using…
Improving Logic Games & Reading Comp Scores Before LSAT-Flex
Apr 28 • 53 min
It’s official: Logical Reasoning will only count for 33% of LSAT-Flex scores, rather than its usual 50%. In this episode, Branden and Jelena walk you through how you can still boost your Reading Comp and Logic Games scores ahead of the May LSAT-Flex test.…
LSAT Breaking News: More LSAT-Flex Details
Apr 17 • 6 min
In this bonus episode, Jelena provides the latest updates on the LSAT-Flex, a remotely proctored, 3-section, online LSAT being administered by LSAC in the second half of May 2020 in direct response to the current COVID-19 emergency, which canceled both…
Fact Checking the LSAT Episode 1 - Dino Drug Overdose
Apr 13 • 8 min
In our first “Fact Checking the LSAT” episode, Branden examines a whopper of a claim about dinosaurs and drug abuse from the September 2007 LSAT. Could it be true? And, if so, how could T. Rex hit a bong with those useless little arms? Answers to all your…
Special COVID-19 Update: LSAT-Flex Remote Test, April LSAT Canceled, and More
Apr 9 • 25 min
In our second episode, Branden and Jelena discuss the biggest change in the history of the LSAT, LSAT-Flex. For the first time ever, LSAC will allow some test-takers to take a shortened version of the LSAT from home, using remote proctoring software.…
Why do I have to take the LSAT, anyway?
Mar 27 • 39 min
Welcome to The Legal Level! In our debut episode, Branden and Jelena discuss: How COVID-19 has affected the LSAT What the LSAT has to do with law school and being a lawyer How your Logical Reasoning skills will help you survive 1L Why Logic Games aren’t…