purplepotatopie wrote:Also out of curiosity, how does the legal practice skills class work? What is the difference between the professor part of the class and the 3L part?
The "professor part" is having PowerPoints read aloud to you. It's a colossal waste of time. The "3L part" can be tremendously helpful if you have a good Littleton fellow, as they can give genuinely useful research tips, job app advice, that sort of thing.
purplepotatopie wrote:And finally, is it okay to get old editions of books where they are a much more reasonable price (i.e. is it a significant disadvantage, and if so, is it surmountable with a little extra work)?
Depends on the area of law and how much you mind having to do a little page-flipping in class (which is not a big deal if you aren't a trigger-happy gunner type). I would generally say you can safely use old editions for common law courses that rarely change the cases taught - like Contracts, Torts, Crim, and Property - but you should probably stick with more recent editions for Con Law and Admin.
Also consider renting. And after 1L odds are good you won't need casebooks at all.