A'nold wrote: Arrow wrote: A'nold wrote:
edcrane wrote:BTW, if anyone is interested, I have a pristine copy of LEEWS that I'll part with for $90.
Arrow- how much of your top 1% standing do you think can be attributed to the LEEWS program? If you had never done LEEWS, do you think you'd be worse off?
Ultimately it is tough to say, but I credit much of my success off LEEWS. I would have studied equally hard, but I definitely would have done worse.
I would say 80%, since I followed its methods fairly closely with only some adjustments. However, I do have a gut feeling that some people (often in the T14) find it less useful, especially if you are smart already. For people who are just completely lost when it comes to law school, LEEWS is the way to go.
Thanks. Man, I might just fork out the money because I am awful at essay formatting. I am a great creative writer but not so good on the organizational side for technical writing. Ugh.
I think what you're after is IRAC (or whatever your school teaches - ours was CREAC - same idea) that's the technical law school writing style where you'll really learn how to organize your answer. Leews is really only applicable to straight issue spotter exams and even then, I am convinced if I had followed his advice word for word I would have done terribly (except perhaps on Torts, because it was a straight issue spotter)
The other MAJOR problem I had with Leews is that he claims that you don't need to know the substantive law to learn how to write out exam answers and I found this proposition ridiculous. It's also terrible if you don't take torts until second semester (like I did) because he uses a torts exam for the majority of the program.
You're better off writing out answers to all the questions in the E&E's throughout the semester. That's what I found most beneficial in learning how to write an exam answer.
(Again - I'm not saying DON'T listen to it, I'm just saying don't expect to get a lot out of it. All this Leews hype is from that idiot who wrote Planet Law School, not because it's some miracle method)