Posters in this thread, yes. Posters in other threads (and on other boards), many who have finished at the top of their class, one of which who is #1 in his class at the top 20 school, have said otherwise. Besides, it's depressing as @#!* to hear people say 'oh it's all luck'. If that was true, the law school system would have been reformed YEARS ago.
Something about law school being 'depressing as @#!*', regrettably, does not make it false. I don't have a position on the underlying question here, but the fact that there are really smart people that run and attend law schools doesn't mean there aren't significant issues in how legal education works.
Ha ha ha... I don't know *&^% because I'm not in law school yet. Not substantively, no, but this board has a plethora of information about law school. I've also read some books (the only books I've read for fun in years, btw) and talked to the many people I know currently in law school. Do I know as much as you? Probably not, but you can't say for sure. Most of my friends in law school had never heard of LEEWS, for example. Not saying LEEWS is needed for success (I have no clue if it is), but they fact they have never even heard of it is surprising (I visited Duke law school and flyers were all over the joint). Pulling rank as a reason you know more, when you aren't even doing well in law school, is not a good argument.
It's one thing to be skeptical of advice given by current law students, despite the fact they are in law school and know what it is like. It's a whole other thing to use the authority of 1) LSD, 2) your friends in law school, 3) the study guides you've read and 4) the fact that you've heard about LEEWS to argue the exact opposite. There's no reason why anyone should believe that you are making a strong argument about the mechanics of law school five months before you start law school.
The reason why you don't know whether LEEWS works or not is because you're not a law student and you don't know everything about how law school works.