Wanted to bump this back to the top, but also add a comment as I am now near finishing the book. Aside from the negativity that everyone has commented on, it seems this guy is really in on the sell. I don't know if it was naive to purchase all the primers mentioned, but he goes on about how in the future he is setting up a pay-site where he will tutor you online. He also talks about setting up a summer pre-law program (after trashing BarBri and LawPreview...earlier in the book he says something to the effect of 'There is no way you can learn legal writing in a one day seminar'; but I guess you can learn it in two days, because that is how it is offered Atticus Falcon's camp).I'm sure this is all helpful, though; even his tutoring and 'camp' are probably helpful. It just seems a lot of my enthusiasm is gone after reading this book; I'm also 500$ less rich thanks to the primers.Please do let us know your feelings out there, those of you about to be 2-L's and anyone else who followed the PLS/PLS2 preschool study plan and can testify to if it helped or not.
I have read most of PLSII, but have not bought all of the books and aids he advocates. The book itself is very lengthy, and most of the time he is going on and on about how law schools don't care about you, and how the professors want to make your life a living hell (without being at all helpful, of course). He is so cynical it's amazing. The main reason why I didn't buy the rest of the books is because so many law students have said that you can prep and prep all you want, but it will all go out the window your first week of school. Also that it can be risky because if you are, in effect, teaching yourself, you may concrete principles in your mind that you actually have quite wrong, or have misunderstood. Then you have to re-learn, which is always tougher. In any case, I take everything AF has with a grain of salt. I don't plan on going through his VERY comprehensive pre-law schedule, because I don't want to be sick of studying and have a fried brain before my first day even starts. I like PLSII for the book suggestions (which I'll likely utilize once school has started) and for his advice on briefing cases (ie dont waste all your time briefing, concentrate on understanding the black letter law and doing your outline).
Thanks to all the people that are discussing preparing for summer with PLS2. Although I have not bought the book, I have bought Prof. Delaney's book as well as a copy of LEEWS tapes. My question to jdohno (or anyone else with an opinion) is: what is the best way to dive into these things since I haven't started school? I feel a little lost on where to begin. Any thoughts?