Truone, Cui Bono?, Sands...check your inbox. I PMed you since I didnt want to keep hijacking this thread. Hope all is well. lata!!
LOL- no, but buy my book anyway. LEEWS is pretty interesting and comes highly recommended by most people. I met the creator dude in person once- he seems to genuinely care about people finding the light through the fog that is law school. The program is pretty expensive around $175 during my first year and I don’t know if it’s gone up. Just the primer would run you about $30. I don’t think everyone needs it. And I think it applies mostly to “issue spotter” type examinations with multiple parties in the fact pattern. But LEEWS does give some good strategies. It discusses how to read a case, how to think of cases in an exam focused fashion, exam tips, etc.
But like all of these types of things, it may create a sense of false sense of security. Just because you got your hands on it doesn’t mean that you’ll do well. Why? (1) Everyone else could have gotten their hands on it as well and you’re graded on a curve (2) just getting the material/supplement isn’t going to do any good if you don’t know how to use it properly. I think 1Ls kinda feel like they’re in the clear as long as they’ve picked up some type of supplement from the bookstore. Like they’re “safe”. As I’ve said in my book the knowledge aint gonna get in your head by osmosis!
Actually the law school discussion board is in my book- not mentioned by name of course but there was one particular ‘incident’ that I wanted the reader to know about when it comes to online networking. ;-)
Eh, don't be jealous yet- it aint out yet and there's a major hold up since I feel weird about advising folks to prepare during the summer. If I did "sell out" (no pun intended) it would have been in bookstores already. Yeah once it drops, I certainly will come to the board and tell folks the title and to run out and buy 10 copies each on the BLSDB-love tip!
I do agree with you that Planet law school does talk about some things that are too early for a 0L as it goes into what goes down as a 2L and 3L. My book centers on 1L and is written primarily for 1Ls and 0Ls.
Haven't read "Expert Learning" myself but it looked interesting. Have you heard of LEEWS (Legal Essay Exam Writing System) by Wentworth Miller - it's a primer book and CDs/live program.
LOL it's fun to "torture" the 1Ls.
Thanks. My book is about law school- and all that encompasses. Sort of a "One L" meets "Planet Law School" meets "Getting to Maybe". Just another law school prep book except there are quite a few juicy parts that are unique as compared to what's out there. It's a book full of stuff I wish I would have known prior to going in. I'm thinking of writing a second book because the first has some cliffhangers. Some stuff I say is pretty out there so the book is written under a pen name- but there are some definite clues as to my real identity.