Jack in the box,
I followed the prepping schedule last summer. I have midterms at my school that are 50% of the grades. The midterms were given less than two months from the date I started school. Knowing this made me motivated because I had the goal of transferring from my school. I aced my first semester and got into Georgetown through Early Action. I aced my second semester midterms too and I'm confident that I did well on my recently completed exams. Even though the brief due in Legal Writing almost killed me. I have my other transfer applications ready to go pending my spring grades. PLS2 is a very different system. Sometimes, I felt like I was doing things parallel to my classmates. For example, while they were doing briefs, I was practicing doing hypos. I started my outline from day one of school. And I think I wrote to you earlier about how I did the Leews program which PLS2 recommends.
Every law student finds something that works for them. But I knew most law students just get Bs and Cs in school. That wasn't good enough for me because I wanted to transfer to a top 15 school and I wanted a good job which are all based on getting great grades. I guess the most important thing I got from PLS2 is that grades aren't random. If they were, I would have gotten an A in Contracts, a C in Torts, etc. I didn't--I got straight As. It's all about lawyerlike analysis--I applied that to every one of my exams per my professors' preferences (if they had any). The exams are the only things your grades are based on. Everything I did from the first day of school was to prepare me for my exams.
PLS2 was just a starting point. The prepping helped big time because when I saw those subjects again a second time in school--I didn't waste time getting confused like my classmates. I was able to get into the nuances more and see my professors' viewpoints, etc. And for subjects like EFI, a second look was like a review. Once I was in school, I adjusted things accordingly. If you have any more questions, contact me offline. Or look at some prior posts I made on the pre law site about PLS2. I don't agree with everything AF said in the book but I have no problem discussing how the book helped me this year. Good luck. HTH.
Hey, I am surprised to see there really isn't anything posted on this side of the fence of lawschooldiscussion.org...may be there is something I should be picking up from this trend. For those who read PLS/PLS2 before school and followed the prepping plan detailed in his book, how did it work out for you?