« on: April 04, 2008, 08:51:33 AM »
To respond to an earlier question, I know two people in my class who prepped the summer before we started LS, and neither is sniffing the upper reaches of the class. Your mileage may vary. The people I know who did do well, on the other hand, didn't prep at all - but they are all excellent writers (and I mean really really excellent - virtually everybody who goes to law school was a "very good" writer in their previous life, these folks are pretty much on a different plane of existence).
I suspect that the worse the school you go to, the more prepping will help. At least where I go, pretty much everybody is so wicked smart that having a slight head start doesn't mean anything by the time exam period rolls around.
I dunno about LEEWS either. I know lots of people swear by it, but we had a group of about 10 take it last year and it's not like all (or even most) of us did conspicuously well. Might be worth it if for no other reason than you may feel better going into the exam with a plan of attack. That said, I didn't bother with any of the LEEWS business last semester and wound up doing way better than I did on the exams where I did use it, so go figure.