Two questions: Did anyone read/study content before starting as a 1L (assuming not coming from a pre-law undergrad)? Along those lines, is there content I can put onto my video iPod to watch while working out?
I don't want to buy the textbooks and read them, but I'd like to review some of the content (like course outlines) so that way I walk into class already knowledgeable about some of the stuff I need to know so that it'll be a little easier to take it all in then. Perhaps listening to podcasts while I work out or have a book like one of the Kaplan 1L study guides.
What did you use and what did you find useful?
Just Stop. Listen to me. I was like you months ago, believing I would get a head start on this law school game. I read everything that was suggested pre 1L reading material, Law school confidential, planet law school, law school for dummies, you name it, I read it. I dished out money for a pre-1L course as well.
I should have spent those precious weeks and months getting completely smashed and drunk to the point that I thought I was going to medical school instead.
No matter what you do before lawschool, you will not know what you are in for until you experience the first rounds of finals. This coming from me, a 1L who will be done with his last final in 4 hours.
I am not trying to scare you but instead just trying to provide you with friendly advice, enjoy your days before law school starts. GOODLUCK