GA: Once again, the only problem I have with people telling me not to study is that there does not seem to be a control group and a group that actually did the studying. If someone who had studied before they entered law school told me I shouldn't study, I would take this advice much more heavily than someone who had not studied.
Mostly I'm studying books that teach HOW TO STUDY THE LAW. Not what the law is, but how to study law while in law school. How to brief, how to outline, how to study for exams.One of my books says that the other books, and the professors, fail in this regard. They teach you the law. They don't teach you how to study the law. You can fail if you don't get how to retain the information, or how best to synthesize it, etc.So I'll be doing practice briefs, practice outlines, etc., not with the intent of learning the law (since that will come naturally), but with the intent of learning how to learn the law.(okay, I repeated myself a few times!) Lavia