Hi Ron...good to hear from you! I'll tell you how I am going about meeting expectations (and more) and then, maybe you can fill me in on what you are doing. Basically, I am doing the outline as required from Gilbert's and then finishing the essay for each course. Actually, though I don't feel that it is enough for me to learn the course well enough, so I also obtain MP3's for each course and outline those. I also study each one as though I am to take an IRAC test on each with numerous hypo's and objective questions. I also order a recent case book for each course, read the casebook and brief (color code) all of the cases as well. To finish it off, I order the most recent "Examples and Explanations" books for each course and read them to obtain a better understanding of each course.
As I probably have mentioned here or elsewhere, I don't plan to attempt to take any bar (even if possible) so it is really for my own (enjoyment) as the reason I am at MASL. Yes, I could read the law on my own, but I am the type of person that needs to be told what to study and MASL fits the bill for that purpose. Of course, each person has own reasons for using a school such as MASL or Novus but that is mine. As others have mentioned here, other schools (like many in California) would be better if want to attempt the Baby Bar or Bar Exam. Hope you write back soon Ron!