KidCharlemagne wrote: Matthies wrote: lawlec48 wrote:
KidCharlemagne wrote:Is anyone attending the Summer Preview from August 2-6? It seems kinda steep at $460.00, but I have talked to several people at DU who recommend it.
I have long considered doing the Summer Preview, but I have yet to hear or read anyone who suggests it. If you don't mind, why did the people at DU recommend the Summer Preview? I'm still very interested, but without knowing anyone who recommends it, it is hard for me to shell out the extra cash.
Whiskey, I know you were thinking about it too, did you ever decide if you were or were not attending the Summer Preview?
I did the summer preview before my 1L but it was free back then. How much do they charge for it, and is it DU giving it or some company?
As far as I can tell, DU is running it. The cost is $460 for early registration (by July 1) and $560 after that. Interestingly, it is open to non-DU students who plan on attending law school elsewhere.
A few professors I talked to said it would be a good idea to attend. Seems like it is essentially a crash course in 1L - not sure how excited I am about sitting for a 'mock exam' at the end of the week though
Website for Summer Preview with FAQ and flyer: http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/aap/bef ... ew-program
Seems more advanced and laid out then the class I took five years ago. I liked the class and I was defiantly less sacred first week of classes then I would have been without it, but like I said it was free then. I dunno, is it worth $500? Depends on how unsure you feel about the whole law school type of learning thing. It is completely different than UG or anything else you have done up to this point. I'll say I think the hardest part about 1L is figuring out what works for you individually and what does not. Unfortunately you don't find that out till after first semester grades come out usually.
I will say it won't HURT you take the class, will it help you, i don't know. I know for me that 90% of what other law students said worked or did not work (study wise, or exam wise) did not work for me. i spent most of first year trying out all the different "methods" and ended up just doing things "my way" which is very different than most law students did it, but worked for me as I was 13th in my class at graduation.
For example things that I did NOT do:
Never did a single practice test in law school
Never paid attention is class, seriously, this was a joke among my friends as soon as class started I would zone out and get on the internet, I have bad ADD in addition to dyslexia.
Things I DID do:
Brief every case all through law school I ever read (book briefing) I still do it out of habit now
Read every single page assigned to us, did outside reading when I felt I needed more info.
Like I said, that method worked for me after some trial and error, but would NOT work for most people. I just knew what I was good at and what I was not, and after trying other peoples methods I knew they were not working for me. I am not an auditory learner, never have been, I get the most out of reading about something more than I do hearing about, so I put my energies into that.