I'll tell ya what. The fastest way to make time fly is to have a big to-do list that needs to be done by a certain date.
I thought Planet Law School did a good job on this, especially their list of recommended resources.At this point, I have read your book Planet Law School (though I had to skim vast tracts of it), gone through 1.5 E&Es and finished LEEWS.I honestly can not imagine starting 1L without this preparation. Granted, I won't know until December when the 1L grades come out, but I already feel like I'm way, way, way ahead of anybody who shows up on day one expecting to learn everything they need to know in order to get a good grade.So much I didn't know, even after all these years of trying to investigate. If I'd gone into this cold, I'd have been in trouble from day one.Of course, I could be totally wrong about this, but the preparation I've done can't possibly hurt me even if it was 100% wrong. If law school is totally different, I can pick that up by attending class.
Yea I think people vary on whether or not to prepare and I don't think it could hurt, but in reality I think the most important thing any 1L can do is learn to type fast. One of the most difficult things about 1st year exams are the time pressure you are under. If you can type 100wpm you will be able analyze more issues and that will put you ahead of the curve. E-Case Briefs has some good Multiple Choice Questions and outlines. I also think Cali Lessons are very helpful.
3. Keep up on your reading from day one, because it is a tremendous amount, and it will take longer your first semester, as you won't know the language yet