What "words of wisdom" would you pass on to future law students regarding the law school experience?
My words of wisdom would be do practice exams do practice exams and then do more practice exams. Especially if they are from your current professor. Everyone their first year makes the mistake of freaking out because they're not prepared for class, or because they didn't understand some minute detail in one of their cases, or their professor has them totally confused and agitated. Keep your focus on what COUNTS... and its the final exam at the end of the semester.
I'm totally convinced that profs try their damnest to get law students hung up on the cases and the present taking their minds off of the future and what really matters... the exam. Don't get caught up in the anxiety inducing tactics of your professor or your fellow students who don't know where their focus should be.
Outlining is not a MUST and doesn't guarantee success... and it's a big time waster for a lot of successful law students... choose the method that works for you.
Learn the black letter law, and practice those exams, period.