Definietly don't do too much 0l prep or burnout will kill you. I would say mabye do a test prep if you wanted to get ahead of the game like LEEWS or getting to mabye. Or read a legal writing book, like Volokh, I wish I read his book before school.
I think we found out about classes about 2 weeks before the start of school, mabye like mid-august, i was defineitely alaredy moved to Bloomington at that point.
You won't be able to tell from the books assigned what supps work with the profs, its really alllll about the prof teaching style.
To save you some time i can say my decisions on supps based on profs.
For civ pro if you have Shreve get His supplement Understanding Civ Pro and probably get the E and E. Shreve just wants to hear himself back on the exam so his supp helps a lot.
My personal thoughts on shreve: Hes a nice guy that really likes civ pro, He loves to tell stories, especially about his litigation career, or clerking for the district judge and helping write Roe v. Wade as a clerk. Civ pro can be a bit monotonous at times becasue of the subject matter, but in general it was not that bad.
for Crim Law if you have HOffman, no idea what to get, his class it too unique, Dressler is big around TLS, but it seemed like it was a waste of time mainly.
For Torts, if you have heidt, I liked the E and E, I also used Dobbs HB, but really Heidt gives you so much material and its pretty unique at times that once again you really need his own veiew. So you can take the e and e or the HB and leanr the stuff, but make sure you use his own way of teaching.
and K's, Boshkoff, I used every possible supplement, his old sum and substance or some people call it hte BOshkoff bible did help, but I used the e and e, Chirelstein, Calamari and Perrillo, and every prac exam possible. I wasn't super confident in contracts early on so I overworked the class, and then ended up booking it.
2nd semester Propert- Krishnan, I have no idea, basically all of them, he seemed to love gilberts and Emmanuels, the e and e is good, and Understanding property helped a lot.
Con Law- Williams, Chemerisnky is great, but WIlliams really gives you everythign you need, so I would say get an old oultine from a 2l or 3l and just use that and really focus on WIlliams version of things.
Legal Prof- Steele, I would say there really is nothing super helpful with this, you can get a commericial outline that will help at times, but really its not all that good. the e and e is pretty bland as well.