I've just been accepted to a few schools and I'm eager to start law school in the fall...is there any adivce you'd give on what to do to get ahead now. is there any reading that you wish you would have done or parts of the law you'd wish you'd knew more about?
Not everybody agrees with this, but it never hurts to read E&E books (Examples and Explanations books) that are fairly simplistic and give you a very rough idea of the law in given area.
Just remember that: a) it's very simplistic in many respects; b) your teacher may/may not really follow it, and he/she may tell you different things. Always follow what your professor says!
You do not necessarily need to read anything before law school, though. Many people do well without reading before law school. However, I read a little right before law school, and it seemed to help me, in that I was less stressed out and was picking up concepts a little faster. (Of course, law students are smart and they catch up quickly!)