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From the LSAT to the bar exam, we are leveling the legal education playing field by providing the tools and information every future lawyer needs to ace the LSAT, rock law school admissions, pass the bar exam and land their dream job.

Hosted by LSATMax instructors Jelena Woehr (178) and Branden Frankel (175).

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

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From the LSAT to the bar exam, we are leveling the legal education playing field by providing the tools and information every future lawyer needs to ace the LSAT, rock law school admissions, pass the bar exam and land their dream job.

Hosted by LSATMax instructors Jelena Woehr (178) and Branden Frankel (175).

    Trying Trial Advocacy, with Brandon Draper

    Trying Trial Advocacy, with Brandon Draper

    Mock Trial? Moot Court? Both? Neither? If you’re passionate, competitive, dedicated, and interested in honing your courtroom skills before graduation, joining a trial advocacy team might be for you.

    In this episode, Jelena & Branden-with-an-e talk to Brandon-with-an-o Draper, Director of the Trial Advocacy Center for the South Texas College of Law Houston, which is currently ranked 3rd in the nation in Trial Advocacy.

    Listen and learn . . .


    Whether you can be competitive in mock trial/moot court in law school, even if you didn’t do high school debate or join a trial advocacy team as an undergrad
    How competing in trial advocacy prepares future litigators for the courtroom
    Where competitive trial advocacy differs from actual lawyering
    How to decide between mock trial and moot court
    Why some law schools do so much better than others in trial advocacy competitions
    How to pursue a career in trial advocacy programs, if you just really love trial advocacy so much you don’t want to leave after graduation!
    And more!

    Links and Further Resources from this Episode:

    STCL Trial Advocacy Program

    Follow Brandon on LinkedIn

    LSATMax's Private 1-on-1 LSAT Tutoring

    33 Common LSAT Flaws

    Apply Now for TestMax’s Justice in Action Program

    Start Your LSATMax Free Trial

    Enroll in LSATMax's #1-Ranked LSAT Course

    Start Your 1L Free Trial Now (The Greatest Law School Supplement)

    Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now

    • 45 min
    Non-Lawyering Jobs for Lawyers

    Non-Lawyering Jobs for Lawyers

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: "...and even if you don’t end up being a lawyer, there are so many jobs you can do with a JD!"

    But what jobs, exactly? Branden & Jelena break down some non-lawyering options for law school grads, while also discussing the question of whether or not you should go to law school if you think you’d prefer a non-lawyer job.

    Listen and learn . . .


    Which non-lawyering jobs for lawyers actually require a JD
    How much money you can expect to earn if you get a JD and then pursue a non-lawyer job
    How many years of practice as an attorney you’ll need to qualify for some of the best non-lawyer jobs for JDs
    Which lawyer job is the least like working in a big firm (and maybe the best option for people who like the law but don’t love law firm culture)
    And more!

    Links and Further Resources from this Episode:

    How to Become a Mediator, With or Without a JD

    Which Law Schools Produce Law Professors

    LSATMax's Private 1-on-1 LSAT Tutoring

    33 Common LSAT Flaws

    Apply Now for TestMax’s Justice in Action Program

    Start Your LSATMax Free Trial

    Enroll in LSATMax's #1-Ranked LSAT Course

    Start Your 1L Free Trial Now (The Greatest Law School Supplement)

    Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now

    • 49 min
    Insider Admissions Tips from WashU’s Claire O’Brien & Katherine Scannell

    Insider Admissions Tips from WashU’s Claire O’Brien & Katherine Scannell

    Thinking of applying to WashU (#16 USNWR, #6 ATL)? Then this is a must-listen.

    But even if you’ll be applying elsewhere, Branden & Jelena’s interview with WashU’s Director of Admissions and Vice Dean for Institutional Success will put you on the right path to acceptances galore.

    Listen and learn . . .


    Why WashU lets you redact your GPA or LSAT score when applying
    What admissions officers really want to see in your personal statement
    How to choose a law school that will get you a career, not just a JD
    What law school admissions officers are doing about affordability
    Why WashU keeps rising in the rankings!
    And so much more!

    Links and Further Resources from this Episode:

    WashU Law Applications Info

    Applying Yourself, WashU’s Law School Admissions Podcast

    LSATMax's Private 1-on-1 LSAT Tutoring

    33 Common LSAT Flaws

    Apply Now for TestMax’s Justice in Action Program

    Start Your LSATMax Free Trial

    Enroll in LSATMax's #1-Ranked LSAT Course

    Start Your 1L Free Trial Now (The Greatest Law School Supplement)

    Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now

    • 52 min
    100TH Episode Spectacular!

    100TH Episode Spectacular!

    It’s our hundredth episode! Plus, our announcement of the winner of the biggest LSATMax giveaway ever.

    To celebrate, Branden & Jelena share their top 100 LSAT and law school admissions tips from all their years of helping students ace the LSAT and get into the law schools of their dreams.

    Listen and learn . . .


    Jelena’s best Logic Games strategy hacks
    Branden’s secret reading tactics for a higher Reading Comprehension score
    Easy ways to improve your law school application essays
    How to really understand logical fallacies
    And so much more!

    Links and Further Resources from this Episode:

    The Legal Level 100th Episode Giveaway Winning Entry

    LSATMax's Private 1-on-1 LSAT Tutoring

    33 Common LSAT Flaws

    Apply Now for TestMax’s Justice in Action Program

    Start Your LSATMax Free Trial

    Enroll in LSATMax's #1-Ranked LSAT Course

    Start Your 1L Free Trial Now (The Greatest Law School Supplement)

    Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Careers in the JAG Corps with U.S. Air Force Major Samantha Sliney

    Careers in the JAG Corps with U.S. Air Force Major Samantha Sliney

    Ever thought to yourself, “Being a lawyer sounds great, but I wish we had uniforms?” Wished 1L year was a little more like actual boot camp, and a little less like lawyer boot camp?

    Good news: the military needs lawyers! USAF Major and happy lawyer Samantha Sliney joins the podcast to talk about her career as a JAG, or Judge Advocate General, and how you can pursue a legal career in the armed forces, too.

    Listen and learn . . .


    Do JAGs deploy like other soldiers?
    What does a lawyer do in the military, anyway?
    How to find out how much money JAGs (and everyone else in the armed forces) really make
    Whether courts-martial are really like what you’ve seen on TV
    What a JAG’s career path looks like
    How to tell if you’re cut out for the JAG life
    What to do if you think this career might be for you

    Links and Further Resources from this Episode:

    The Legal Level 100th Episode Giveaway

    Air Force JAG Recruiting

    Army JAG Recruiting

    Navy JAG Recruiting

    Coast Guard JAG Recruiting

    Marine JAG Recruiting

    UVA Law JAG FAQ

    LSATMax's Private 1-on-1 LSAT Tutoring

    Subscribe to LSATMax Office Hours

    Start Your LSATMax Free Trial

    Enroll in LSATMax's #1-Ranked LSAT Course

    Start Your 1L Free Trial Now (The Greatest Law School Supplement)

    Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now

    • 55 min
    Your Prescription for . . . Parallel & Flawed Parallel Reasoning Questions

    Your Prescription for . . . Parallel & Flawed Parallel Reasoning Questions

    There have been a few Logical Reasoning questions in the history of the LSAT that were about as long as a Reading Comp passage, and every single one of them is a Parallel Reasoning or Flawed Parallel Reasoning question.

    These questions are frustrating and time consuming. Luckily they aren’t the most common types of questions, so lots of people skip them, but if you want an elite score, you’ll have to learn how to answer these correctly and quickly. We’ll tell you how.

    Listen and learn . . .


    What important law school skill is being tested on these questions
    How to speed up in analyzing the arguments in the stimulus and answers
    The different approaches to diagrammable and non-diagrammable arguments
    How Parallel Reasoning and Flawed Parallel Reasoning questions differ in terms of answer criteria
    How to eliminate answers quickly and confidently
    How to answer the common Parallel questions in Reading Comp and how they’re different from LR questions

    Links and Further Resources from this Episode:

    LSATMax's Private 1-on-1 LSAT Tutoring

    Subscribe to LSATMax Office Hours

    33 Common LSAT Flaws

    Apply Now for TestMax’s Justice in Action Program

    Start Your LSATMax Free Trial

    Enroll in LSATMax's #1-Ranked LSAT Course

    Start Your 1L Free Trial Now (The Greatest Law School Supplement)

    Start Your BarMax Free Trial Now

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Riley Del Rey ,

Very well organized , enjoyable

I like the scripted spiels in the openings and the content is a strong supplement to LSAT practice. Jelena and Brandon are extremely witty and clever and share their best LSAT hacks. You really learn from the best with LSAT max.

Joaquin_ ,

The Golden Podcast; A produce from the labor of their love

Have you ever just wished that there were people in every field of interest dedicated to sharing the most important and helpful information that would help anyone master their field if committed?

Brandon and Jelena are those people. They are your invaluable friends along the road to admissions that give you just what you need to be the best candidate you can be.
They care and it clearly shows! I love you guys, thank you!
Joaquin M.

tommmmm778884838 ,

Can’t get away from politics.

Why does everyone have to whine about Trump in 2021. The mans been out of office for 2 years yet these hosts can’t stop bringing him up. Or believing that the world is going to end due to climate change. Get over yourselves the worlds bot ending, and Trumps political career is over. He’s not winning in 2022. And if you think the movie the day after tomorrow is going to happen than call me, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

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