I always heard to not study up before school, and so I didn't, but I wish I had. Familiarizing yourself with some basic terms and over-arching concepts in all of your subjects for your first semester will come in handy.
NINJA1, any particular methods/tools/resources you would care to elaborate on that may help to initaite us 0L's into the basic terms and over-arching concepts?! gracias!
I'd say just read up on them a bit. The Wikipedia articles on each subject would probably be a pretty good primer. It's not necessary that you have a total mastery of things, just have a general idea of how they flow and what some important terms and concepts are. That was probably one of the hardest parts of first semester, trying to understand the basic concepts and building out from there. If you come armed with the basic concepts, I'd bet you'd be in pretty good shape. That would explain why ex-paralegals and such usually have a pretty decent handle on things.
Thanks for the advice! so wikipedia torts, contracts, civ pro, crim pro......anything else above and beyond this you would recommend brushing up on, as far as terms go?