A friend recommended that I read it and buy into its message before I start in the fall, but I would like to get a broader perspective before deciding whether or not to waste my time with it.
Any advice/commentary is appreciated!
No advice until you take off your signature where you were accepted/rejected/whocares/etc. This isn't the kiddie board.
The problem with unwritten rules is that nobody bothered to write them down.
Indeed! Having taken care of that problem, I'd recommend reading Planet Law School II before that web site. That resource helped me, and others I've spoken to, tremendously the first year. It provides comprehensive exam strategies and further lists other sources that are more narrowly tailored to specific areas of the law school experience. It is worth the read and 30 bucks.
I finished Law School Confidential a while back, and I am currently reading PLS II. Did you do the exercises and order all the additional materials that Falcon recommends? I'm afraid that I am not going to have time to work through it all before school starts...
The Examples and Explanations Series is a MUST for the first semester of first year. Definately buy those. However, you don't have to read them before you actually begin law school. You will only confuse yourself and might even waste time going through stuff your professor won't even cover. Get the materials Falcon recommends and just relax and enjoy your summer.
One thing that you should do over the summer is take the LEEWS course; or get the cd's. This is what alerts you as to what is important throughout the semester. It also makes the exams less intimidating first time around.