JesusSmarmia wrote:I don't agree. I read the primer and RAP wasn't easy, but I was able to teach it to myself. So often you hear people warning about trying to learn things before law school starts. It's bullcrap. This stuff is NOT intellectually difficult. There's simply a lot to know and you're asked to do analysis in a very short amount of time...that's where the difficulty lies. Nothing I've encountered so far can even remotely be called 'difficult'...including RAP. Now whether or not you need to learn it for your class is another thing altogether. But, worst case scenario, you've learned something you didn't have to learn...God forbid!
I hope your property teacher doesn't teach RAP and you apply it when analyzing a future interest on an exam.
Also, the stuff you learn 1L isn't intellectually difficult, but applying it to unique and nuanced facts with little or no guidance and the pressure of competing with everyone around you is.