just wanted to add my thoughts on LEEWS: do it. sign up and take it your first semester if possible. I took it, made law review and was #3 in my class. The seminar itself was the most valuable -- i didn't practice the method as much as the course recommended, but just by learning the techniques in the seminar I came out ahead.
i just pulled out my book from the course to refresh now that i'm studying for the bar. I took the course with about 5 other people in my section, and all of us wound up in the top 15% of the class first year.