I think what you did is very smart! It's a great start to your law school career. I compare what you did to watching the movie before reading the book. If you watch the movie first, when the book gets kind of confusing, you'll get through it better than most since you kind of suspect what is going on. Also, sometimes the professor isn't very clear when lecturing and if they convolute things, most people may not understand the lecture, but you may just have enough background knowledge to get through it. SO.....you'll get through your readings faster, get more out of them and get more out of class! Good job! Like everyone else said, law school is a different experience for everyone, but I have tutored law school students for 15 years and a MUCH higher percentage of students would do better if they used their free time before law school started! Once school starts, you're on a timer and have a certain amount of weeks to learn. BEFORE the term starts, you have so much more free time. Good luck!