chicagolaw2013 wrote:Just took it last week. Granted, I haven't taken any classes yet, so I can't give any "proof" that it necessarily worked.
However, I feel that I grasp the "big picture" quite a bit after the substantive law classes. I know I have WAY more to learn, but my ability to at least have some kind of a big picture view of each subject I think will prove invaluable come exam time.
The thing I feel that helped most was the legal research and writing seminar on Saturday. I feel much more prepared to tackle my LR&W class in an efficient manner, instead of feeling like a lost puppy in the law library.
Overall, I'll say that I think the price was a bit much upfront, but I feel like if it ends up improving your grades, it's worth it.
Since you are getting in for free, you have nothing to lose. I had a few people in my class last week who were getting it for free, and they said it was the best time investment they could have made.
Just make sure to keep an open mind. Your professor could have a completely different view of what the "big picture" of her or his class is. If that is the case, you need to be prepared to quickly forget everything you learned about it in the course and relearn it the professor's way. Otherwise, your "big picture" step up could turn into a B- in the class.