As soon as a current student gets on here and tells me that it worked for them, that they tried this method and felt much better prepared and got better grades than their classmates...then I'll put more faith in this method. Until then, hearing a bunch of other pre-law students go on and on about how much it helps does nothing to convince me. I've heard too many current students tell me not to study any before school, seems like too common of a theme not to listen to.
I think freaking out and spending hours studying for 1L classes is crazy, you're prob. learning things wrong or at the very least-not the way your prof. is going to want it. So chill out, pick up a few fun books you've been meaning to read and have some fun before school starts!!
grahamers - That's pretty much my plan too!
About the PLSII being too intensive, I completely agree with GA. You would have to slave away to finish it all. Not to mention that you might not even want to study the second semester courses because you would forget everything you studied after your first semester courses (though I am trying to do a little of second semester). However, 4-6 hours a day for someone (me) who has nothing else that need be done is a very leisurely rate. Burnout need not be a real worry if you have time like this (which GA has mentioned she doesn't).