« on: March 01, 2006, 11:39:15 PM »
I have just graduated from Rutgers UG a few months ago and will end up at a T2 of some sort this August. Since I have quite a bit of time till I start law school, I would like to get ahead of the game by beginning my studies now. Specifically, as soon as I figure out which school I will attend for sure (hopefully within the next month), I want to purchase the required readings for 1L courses and begin reading/outlining them as soon as possible. This way, much of my 1L work will be review and, as a result, comprehension and memorization will be much easier.
Although this strategy may seem compulsive and superfluous, it is a direct consequence of a debilitating LSAT experience, which crushed my chances of admission to either of my dream schools (UCLA, USC). Hence, my only chance at salvation now is nailing a transfer and since it requires a top 10% T2 showing, I need to do whatever it takes to give me an edge.
So, my question to you guys is: How do I find out which books I will need for my 1st semester of 1L? Is this even possible? I heard that 1L classes usually consist of the same general courses, so can I just look at the schedule of classes for last August? Do different teachers use completely different books, or are the court cases and texts fairly consistent? PLEASE help me by posting any advice you can give.