dakatz wrote:Think of it from a cost/benefit perspective. Those who do 0L prep go in on the first day with a decent understanding of a few concepts. But the exam isn't given on the first day. The playing field levels immensely over the course of the semester. And come exam time, that 0L prep gives you no edge (im only referring to substantive prep btw, not learning about law school exams, which actually does help). So you invest so much effort in something that gives you likely no benefit at all with regard to edge at exam time.
The edge is not
in learning the material, that's a 0L perspective. The edge is that it allows you to learn
the material more efficiently
once you start school
How about this approach? It seems a law school exam is one super-ultra-mega clusterf* model of a LG. On the LG, you have rules that you have to apply to variables given certain conditions (facts). Maybe one should try to come up with a logic game with 20+ variables/individuals, 10+rules, and start asking only "could be true" questions, and rather than making them multiple choice questions, write the rules to your LG in a way that makes it uncertain whether the rule prevents it or not, or if it another rule applies or not and where multiple variables can be effected differently or the same by the certain rules and why. Do this with another 0L gunner friend, write your essay answer within an hour and compare.
(a) there are books that have already done this, they are called E & Es?
(b) why not just get access to the exam bank and practice on REAL exams? You don't know enough right now to make your own, guaranteed. By the end of the summer you MIGHT be ready to try a practice test. You'll do horribly, but its better to learn what you are doing wrong at that time than when you take your first practice exam around thanksgiving.