« on: June 07, 2005, 11:33:59 AM »
I have read most of PLSII, but have not bought all of the books and aids he advocates. The book itself is very lengthy, and most of the time he is going on and on about how law schools don't care about you, and how the professors want to make your life a living hell (without being at all helpful, of course). He is so cynical it's amazing. The main reason why I didn't buy the rest of the books is because so many law students have said that you can prep and prep all you want, but it will all go out the window your first week of school. Also that it can be risky because if you are, in effect, teaching yourself, you may concrete principles in your mind that you actually have quite wrong, or have misunderstood. Then you have to re-learn, which is always tougher.
In any case, I take everything AF has with a grain of salt. I don't plan on going through his VERY comprehensive pre-law schedule, because I don't want to be sick of studying and have a fried brain before my first day even starts. I like PLSII for the book suggestions (which I'll likely utilize once school has started) and for his advice on briefing cases (ie dont waste all your time briefing, concentrate on understanding the black letter law and doing your outline).