Law Preview Reviews

Student Satisfaction With Law Preview Program

"Word of mouth." It's how Law Preview has grown from just 6 students in one city in 1998 to more than 1,200 students in 13 cities throughout the United States in 2010. Since 1998, more than 99% of the thousands of Law Preview students surveyed have said the course met or exceeded their expectations.

Our former students have attended nearly every accredited and unaccredited law school in the United States (see the graph to the right based on the USNEWS law school rankings). So whether you want to be the top student at Harvard Law or your goals are a little more modest, Law Preview is proven to be the right way to begin your law school career.

As you read through the testimonials below, you'll notice that the vast majority were submitted by students who had completed at least one semester of law school. Even though by the time our students receive their grades they could credit their success to anything they want, consistently they come back and say it was Law Preview that made the difference for them during their first year.

Law Preview Alums - Where Are They Now?

We thought it would be interesting to track down our former students and find out what they've done with their law degrees -- and many have gone on to do some pretty amazing things. Visit our Where Are They Now page to read the amazing things that some of our alums have done after graduating from law school.

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Is Law Preview Worth It?

I attended the Law Preview session in Austin. I was just writing to let you know how I did the first semester. I attend the University of Houston Law Center, and I received all A's my first semester and am ranked #1 out of 266 students. Law Preview gave me the right mindset entering into law school, and I feel the class was a big part of my success. Not only did it help me succeed grades wise, but the class also gave me a sense of excitement to attend U of H, as there were 3 professors from the school who lectured at Law Preview, and I enjoyed all three!

—Shaun C., University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2013

I was able to achieve a 3.9 GPA during my first semester, and I was even asked to serve as a TA by one of my professors. I believe that my Law Preview course definitely contributed to my academic success so far and I plan to continue applying Law Preview strategies for the rest of my law school career. I think the most important thing that helped me was being consistent about working hard throughout the semester. Law Preview's email reminders and tips throughout the fall semester really helped keep me on track.

—Anonymous, Columbia University Law School, Class of 2016

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I felt that Law Preview was a real asset as far as informing us on how much work is required to do well. I know a lot of fellow students studied the same as they did in college and they did not do as well. Also, the classes were very helpful in giving us a taste of what we were about to get into. I know that I was far more prepared than most on the first day due to the fact that I had some exposure to the course material during the Law Preview class. I know that I would not have done as well if it were not for Law Preview. It really informed me about what was required and how to manage my time.

—Caroline S., Albany Law School of Union University, Class of 2009

Law Preview did all it advertised it would: introduced the basic foundations of not only the different law disciplines, but the foundations for thinking like a law student. The faculty were excellent.

—Ricardo G., Albany Law School of Union University, Class of 2009

Law Preview provided an outstanding overview that helped me get a handle the 1L material as I progressed through my first two semesters, rather than having to structure everything at the end, while under exam pressure. Having that preliminary structure in my head was a bit like having my entire outline prepared before starting class.

—Don L., Albany Law School of Union University, Class of 2009

The Law Preview course was extremely helpful in introducing the legal terminology that we learned during many of our first year courses. Therefore, having heard the terms once before I felt a familiarity with them and many of the cases that we studied as well which made the overall study of the course easier. Thanks Law Preview!

—Anonymous, Albany Law School of Union University, Class of 2010

I can't tell you how much I appreciated Law Preview. I was only accepted to Albany off the waitlist in early June 2009, and I wasn't feeling too great about my prospects for success. Now, after having completed my 1L year, I'm proud to report that I ranked #19 out of 250 students. Beyond preparing me for the substantive classes, LP helped me gain confidence and avoid the potholes that challenge every 1L no matter where they go to school. I definitely feel that Law Preview also gave me a leg up on my classmates in a number of ways -- whether it was briefing cases or putting together an effective study schedule -- Law Preview removed a lot of the trial and error and I entered my first year with a plan of attack and that was without question a major factor in my success.

—Joseph B., Albany Law School of Union University, Class of 2012
(transferred to George Washington University Law School)

Law Preview helped me get good perspective on the road ahead. Law Preview helped explain and set out what I needed to do to do well in law school. Some 1L students undoubtedly worked very hard but did not get the best results. Law Preview gave me a five foot head start on the rest of my 1L class. There is no doubt in my mind many of my peers had superior intelligence to mine and but I was always on top of my classwork, reading and scheduling for exams. Law Preview helps one keep the end in sight all the way from week one to week 15. With hard work and the head start Law Preview provides I was able to end my first year in the top 10% of my class.

—Anonymous, American University - Washington College of Law, Class of 2009

We do not rank until the end of the first year, but my GPA is 3.82 (around top 5%). Law Preview was a great warm up for my courses. It familiarized me with much of the legal terminology . . . and I found the test taking tips from professors especially helpful. However, the biggest advantaged derived from the course is probably confidence. There is no time to waste in law school wavering on study strategies, and I felt I went in with a winning strategy in hand.

—Mark B., American University - Washington College of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped me to start out law school a step ahead. I knew what to expect, I knew how I was going to approach the semester, and I felt more at ease because I knew the Law Preview approach had proven to be effective. The strategy sessions were of most help to me, and I also really appreciated the helpful updates throughout the year.

—Michael P., American University - Washington College of Law, Class of 2010

I dont know my class rank, but it was a 3.7 I liked that we went over actual cases [during Law Preview]. So when they came up the second time around, it was like a nice break and I felt like a pro.

—Anonymous, American University - Washington College of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview (LP) affected my experience profoundly. I followed LP's dictates with religious fervor. I believe it worked. Without it, I would not have started outlining as early, structured my time as rigorously, or put so much time into studying.

—Jeremiah L., American University - Washington College of Law, Class of 2011

I felt more confident starting in the fall and had a better understanding of the material as I progressed through the year. [Ranked top 10% after 1L year].

—Anonymous, American University - Washington College of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview is truly the best preparation I could have asked for heading into my 1L year. I cannot overemphasize the advantages I had over my classmates. It unquestionably helped me create a foundation for success my first semester. [3.68 GPA after fall semester].

—Anonymous, American University - Washington College of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview was instrumental in preparing me for my 1L year. I think I had a huge advantage in knowing what to expect. It took away some of the "unknowns," and I was ready to focus as soon as classes started. I'm transferring to GW Law after my first year, and I'm confident that Law Preview helped set me on the right path to excel my first year and really positioned me to excel.

—Anonymous, American University - Washington College of Law, Class of 2015
(transferred to George Washington University Law School)

Law Preview provided the framework to build my first year study plan. The introduction to materials and format was pivotal in my success. Although the materials provided in the Law Preview class were quickly assimilated into the actual material of the class, the method of introduction and preparation helped form the basis of how I approached the class.

—Michael W., Arizona State University College of Law, Class of 2014

The main benefit, which was an important one, was the sample calendar that encouraged me to work my butt off. Additionally, the supplements provided and the email questions and answers were valuable. [Ranked #3 out of 170 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Arizona State University College of Law, Class of 2014

I think the time management recommendations made the first semester for manageable. Sure, its busy, but no one tells you what "busy" looks like and how to handle "busy." Fortunately, Law Preview provided some valuable insight on this. Moreover, Law Preview tips were crucial for exam time. The program tells you what to do before and how to actually study for law school exams. While the rest of class is busy making outlines, I was busy looking a prior exams and memorizing material.

—Arturo G., Arizona State University College of Law, Class of 2016

After first semester, I ranked: 1 out of 64 in Contracts; 10 out of 63 in Property; 21 out of 64 in Civil Procedure; 25 out of 63 in Torts; and 10 out 34 in Research, Writing, Advocacy. Law Preview was a great introduction to studying law. The tips for success were helpful and kept me focused. I especially enjoyed the instruction and advice from the professors. After being out of school for 10 years, I was nervous about diving into law school. Law Preview was perfect for getting my feet wet before the real plunge.

—Anonymous, Ave Maria University School of Law, Class of 2010

First and foremost, the law preview course gave me confidence. I followed the advise and schedule that was provided to the best of my ability, and I feel that it was the defining factor is my success. I received the highest grade on the memo that we wrote for the Research, Writing and Advocacy class, and the second highest grade in that class overall. I got all A's and B's in all of my classes. I used my notes from the Law Preview course on multiple occasions for clarification on various topics that we covered during the first semester. On that note, I feel that the instructors were amazing in their ability to convey so much information in such a concise and understandable way.

—Anonymous, Ave Maria University School of Law, Class of 2012

I'd say that the part of Law Preview's course that made the biggest difference in my grades was the clear idea of how much work it takes to do well in law school. While I came in thinking I'd get a head start on understanding principles that would be brought up in class I quickly learned in the first week of school that the study schedule/calendar was the serious roadmap to success and that instructors weren't kidding when they talked about the endless string of 12-hour days. In the end it paid off not because I'm smarter than everybody else, but because I had the right perspective on what it takes to succeed. When others got caught in the typical traps of first year, I received enough warning to stay the course and find high marks.

—James D., Ave Maria University School of Law, Class of 2011

The prep truly allowed me to 'hit the ground running.' [Ranked 27 out of 430]

—Anonymous, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, Class of 2012

I entirely credit Law Preview with my success this semester. I came into the week-long class with no idea of what law school really was and more importantly for my GPA, what law professors really wanted. Law Preview gave me a road map of how to succeed. I closely followed their advice and have two A's and an A- to show for it. Next semester, I plan to continue my regimen from the fall while also signing up for the online exam review through Law Preview. I really can't say enough good things about this program and I've been encouraging all my law school bound friends to sign up.

—Emily W., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, Class of 2013

Law Preview helped me to understand the type of material to expect, introduced me to the Socratic method, and showed me the importance of case briefing. I also learned to outline for my classes throughout the semester, and was a lot less panicked and rushed than my classmates who waited until the end. The introduction to legal research and writing was particularly valuable, because I couldn't use online resources for my first assignment, and I had a general understanding of how to use the books that enabled me to conduct research more efficiently.

—Anonymous, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, Class of 2014

Law Preview reduced my anxiety about starting law school by letting me know what to expect. The legal research and writing session was very helpful. It gave me an edge when researching for my first legal writing assignment, because I already had an idea of how to do book research.

—Emily B., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, Class of 2014

Over the course of six days, Law Preview introduced me to the first year law school curriculum, the Socratic method, and study tips to prepare for finals. Specifically, the founder of the program, Don Macaulay, provided the students with important resources, such as calendars and supplements, for finals preparation and advice about time-management. Additionally, because of the relationship between Law Preview and BARBRI, all program alumni have free access to BARBRI's online resources, including lectures, for the first-year curriculum. Those resources were especially useful during reading period. Without the program, I would have had daunting and misguided expectations of the first year of law school. Law Preview instilled confidence in me by revealing that law school is manageable. That confidence translated to my academic performance in my first semester. Ultimately, Law Preview gave me the opportunity to conquer the most challenging year of law school.

—Shanice N., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, Class of 2015

Law Preview provided a proven method for effective studying. By following the study guide and schedule I was able to understand how to approach class and exams.

—Khalil N., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, Class of 2015

Law Preview definitely got me in the right mindset of what to expect during first year. I personally found the exam prep the most beneficial when it came down to preparing for finals.

—Anonymous, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, Class of 2016

I'm not sure what my class rank was because my school does not post it until the end of the year but my GPA was a 3.757, which typically is considered in the top 5%. Law Preview definitely helped me to focus on what mattered from the beginning of the semester. I felt confident and better prepared by the time I started working on my outlines, which was in early October.

—Anonymous, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University, Class of 2016

I have a 4.0 G.P.A. after my first two semesters, and I plan to keep it throughout law school now. I think that Law Preview gave me an edge because I knew what to expect in law school. I knew that I had to review throughout the semester because of Law Preview, and I think that gave me an advantage in particular. Additionally, I think that the briefing skills and tips for the core classes has really helped me be better prepared on the front end. I would strongly recommend Law Preview to anyone interested in attending law school as well as incoming law school students! I think I am ranked second now. I only know of one other person who had a 4.0 after the first two semesters at BSOL. I hope to rise to the top, but if not, I know I am doing well! I think we have around 200 or 300 in our group. They do not put our rank on our transcripts with our grades.

—Mary H., Birmingham School of Law, Class of 2015

I am writing to thank you for the Law Prep course that I took last summer. I just got my first-year grades and I did fantastic, top 5%. At the beginning of the year I walked in with the plan and study techniques you taught me. While other students were still trying to figure out how to case brief, I was already outlining. And, by the time most other students began outlining I had already finished and begun writing practice exams . . . Thanks!

—L.S., Boston College Law School, Class of 2007

Hey Don - I am now officially a walking endorsement for Law Preview!!! I just got my first-semester grades back and I got an A-, B+, B+! I am so excited -- our curve is set to a B and only 11 people in each class get A's of any kind (and my A- was in Contracts, where I was praying to just get by with a B!). I have no doubt that the study habits, time management, briefing and exam-taking tips I learned at your course helped me do this. Thank you again, and please let me know if there are any prospective students who would like to hear about my experiences. . . . Law Preview was the best thing I did last summer (OK, besides the week in Paris). I can't tell you how much I appreciate the lectures and discussions. I felt this extreme surge of confidence right after the class was over and once I got to law school I was even more impressed with how much I was (and am) able to apply.

—Emily K., Boston College Law School, Class of 2003

Law Preview helped me to get a jump start on my courses, and in mapping out a strategy to succeed in law school. I definitely appreciated the week of boot camp over the summer, and the weekend exam prep workshop during the year. They helped me to feel more confident in classes and exams, and played a big part in getting me onto law review. Thanks Law Preview!

—Anonymous, Boston College Law School, Class of 2008

The program helped me understand the challenges that lay ahead. Specifically, it was good to learn how to brief a case... since I did not use this format in undergrad, it was nice to know ahead of time the importance of briefing cases. While my law school does not rank, ultimately, I was satisfied with my grades.

—Anonymous, Boston College Law School, Class of 2011

It was fabulous, and really realistic about how much was needed for certain placements in class rank. If I followed their advice to the letter I think I could have made the top percent.

—Taylor B., Boston College Law School, Class of 2012

Law Preview really helped ease the transition into law school. Less confusion. I felt like a 2L compared to several of my fellow students.

—Francis M., Boston College Law School, Class of 2013

I'm sorry that I have not responded to any of your surveys/emails. I was selfishly scanning them for the helpful tips/faq's and not taking the time to fill them out. I am particularly sorry because of how great of an experience Law Preview was for me. I attended a session in the summer of 2010 at Duke Law, which you hosted. To be honest, I was at first skeptical about spending the money on a preparatory program, but my parents/girlfriend convinced me it was the right idea. In the 2010-2011 school year, I attended Boston College and finished well within the top 10% of my class. I had a great time in school and made some really good connections with my peers/professors. In addition, I wrote onto the Law Review. This past summer, I applied to transfer to NYU, partially in order to be closer to my fiance who is attending NYU social work school. I was accepted on August 8th, and have been in the midst of interviews since them. I have recently received callback interviews at a dozen firms and wrote on to an NYU journal as well. I can't help but think your course helped make a lot of these opportunities possible. Thank you so much, and again, sorry for the lack of communication.

—Matt R., Boston College Law School, Class of 2013
(transferred to New York University School of Law)

Law Preview taught me the skills necessary to hit the ground running during my first weeks in law school. I knew how to read a case, how to brief a case, and what to expect from class discussions. My classes covered 90% of the cases we discussed during my week at Law Preview, giving me a head-start on the material. I used Law Preview's calendar as a guide to help me determine when to start outlining and when to start prepping. I also made sure to take as many practice exams as possible, which was another Law Preview tip. The head start on law school was immensely valuable - it saved me time and helped me to focus on the material instead of being anxious about how to get through the first semester.

—Anonymous, Boston College Law School, Class of 2016

I was a Boston Law Preview student and go to BU now. Got my grades back for last semester and they are great. 4.06 GPA!! . . . the summer program definitely gave me a lot of much needed skills and advice.

—P.T., Boston University School of Law, Class of 2007

The course let me know what to expect coming into Law School. I was more prepared mentally for the challenge and rigor of 1L year.

—Anonymous, Boston University School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview made me more comfortable in the classroom setting and with cold calling. It helped me get off to a quick start with my briefing and outlining to get ahead of the pace and familiarized me with general topics. It also allowed me to learn from some outstanding professors and prepared me for the kind of work load I would have on a daily basis. Although I didn't follow the schedule on the Law Preview calendar, I was roughly aware of where I wanted to be in the semester due to what I learned in the Law Preview course. [Ranked top 5% after fall semester].

—Anonymous, Boston University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me perspective about the amount of time you have to put into getting a good grade. It helped me approach my classes with a level of ease that my other classmates did not feel.

—Anonymous, Boston University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law preview gave me the tools and confidence I needed to hit the ground running when school began. It was just like you said, when I was outlining everyone else was still reading, when I was breaking my outline down to something I could internalize, everyone else was outlining. This left me time to take plenty of practice exams and bring my A game during exams. [Ranked #14 out of 150 students].

—Anonymous, Brigham Young University—J. Reuben Clark Law School, Class of 2013

I took Law Preview in NYC last summer, and just completed my 1st year at Brooklyn. The numbers from 2nd semester came in this past week: A's in Con Law, and Civ Pro, and A- in Contracts, Property, and Legal Writing. GPA is 3.78. Not bad for someone who walked out of every exam sure that he bombed it. Anyway, your class was a huge help. Keep up the good work.

—Dan S., Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2005

It was extremely helpful. I knew what it expect and was able to delve right into briefing cases appropriately, being prepared for class, and knowing what to anticipate on exams. Thanks!

—Anonymous, Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2008

[Law Preview] made me very skilled at reading and briefing cases, taught time management and emphasized just how much work and how much of a commitment law school was.

—Jessica Z., Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2009

I was far more prepared for the basics of law school (reading cases, briefing, etc.) than most of my peers. In addition, the first few weeks weren't nearly as "scary" for me as I know they were for many other people! Having the chance to read many key cases for each class (i.e. Pallsgraf v. LIRR, for Torts) gave me a definite advantage. The roadmap for each course I had after Law Preview made the semester more predictable, and thus easier to manage. I also knew the importance of continuing to brief cases, even when most of my classmates had stopped. Lastly, you can't underestimate the value of those helpful tips (like getting your prof's old exams during the FIRST week of class rather than the last, when everyone else is trying to do it too!)

—Sarah M., Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2009

We aren't ranked until the end of the academic year - my fall GPA was a hair under 3.5. The best advantage coming from Law Preview was having an understanding of what a good exam will read like. So many students want to find the right answer right away, and then stick to their guns. If anything, Socratic Method questioning can reinforce this mistake. But being able to enter school knowing that it is actually wise to seek out, understand, and embrace all sides of an argument was a valuable skill. It was also helpful to have read some of the "greatest hits" cases before classes started.

—Jeremy R., Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2010

It really helped me get into the right mindset -- I devoted myself entirely to law school. Of course law school is 'hard' but Law Preview gave me the formula to succeed. I got straight A's.

—Anonymous, Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2011

There is no real way to be prepared for the law school experience but Law Preview was still a boost. The knowledge of what was to come, what was expected of me and some tricks for survival gave me a leg up on the other students. Law Preview's follow up throughout the year kept me motivated and focused on my goals.

—Anonymous, Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped because I went into law school familiar with reading cases and writing briefs. I felt well prepared for my classes. Please note that my law school does not rank until the end of the year. My first semester GPA was a 3.8

—Marisa P., Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2011

Law Preview helped to decrease my overall anxiety about law school. I felt as though I entered school with a leg up from other students. I came in with an idea about what to expect and how to do my work properly. Additionally, it helped with time management which is the most important key to success in law school.

—Lauren E., Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2014

Law Preview's greatest advantage is the mind set they help you to be in going into your 1L. You understand the challenge ahead, you've mapped out your goals and your schedule, and 1L just turns into several months of execution. Law Preview relieves a lot of the stresses and fear of the 1L unknown for you before you even start, which is great because you can focus on doing well from day 1 with little adjustment period. Law Preview isn't magic, you still need to work hard to do well. What Law Preview really does is make you fully aware of that point and gives you the tools to really hit the ground running from day one.

—Anonymous, Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2011

Law Preview prepared me remarkably well for law school. I had no idea what to expect coming to law school and law preview showed me important tips to succeed. I found that some of the most helpful tools were the Law Preview tips on how to work out your schedule and how to brief cases effectively. Also, it was really helpful that I came to law school already understanding some of the most important cases in each first year subject. Overall Law Preview was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it highly to any incoming first year law students.

—Nicole B., Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2011

Law Preview works! The course supplied me with all the tools I needed to succeed in law school. Throughout the week long course, I was introduced to all of the fundamentals of the law, providing me with a strong foundation to build upon during the school year. The professors were passionate and engaging, making the law not only interesting, but also fun. The structure of the classes parallel actual law school classes, giving me a definite advantage. I knew what to expect and how to prepare for my first class before evening stepping a foot on campus. Law Preview also gave me a chance to meet other law students and start building my professional network. I met people who share my interest and made great friends. Most importantly Law Preview lays out a simple system for how to succeed in law school.

—Matthew S., Brooklyn Law School, Class of 2015

There are so many law school legends about the first year of law school - enough to put the fear of God in you. Law Preview took away that fear. I absolutely recommend Law Preview to anyone planning to attend law school.

—Elizabeth R., California Western School of Law, Class of 2005

It was during final exams where what I learned in Law Preview kicked in. My groups outlines were great and my exam prep and answers really improved when I used your techniques. I ended up in the top 12%, ranked 22 out of 185 at Campbell Law. Thanks for your help with the program. I appreciate your encouragement for the coming exams.

—Luis M., Campbell University—Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview not only introduced me to a number of cases that were discussed in my first semester, but it also provided an opportunity to become comfortable with the terminology and style of learning required for law school. Where many other students in my class struggled to learn how to read cases and brief them, I could concentrate on the substance of what I was learning. This is soley attributable to my experience with Law Preview. My parents are still saying that Law Preview was some of the best educational money they have ever spent.

—Cara W., Capital University Law School, Class of 2009

It created a sense of 'ease' before I entered law school. The hardest part for entering 1Ls is the uncertainty that lies ahead. Law Preview took away that uncertainty which gave me an advantage over my peers on day one. [Ranked #1 out of 155 after first semester].

—Anonymous, Capital University Law School, Class of 2014

Law Preview prepared me for what I could expect to face in law school. I felt prepared for the work load and I felt as though I was given a road map of how to achieve success. I appreciate the calendars I was provided as well as the case brief templates. I use the templates for my briefs and I always feel organized.

—Alexander B., Capital University Law School, Class of 2014

I have many good things to say about Law Preview, and I also got the grades to show that I applied what I learned there. . . . I attribute a great deal of my academic success (first semester Dean’s Honor List) to your program. The strengths of Law Preview for me included the emphasis on briefing, examination preparation, and the availability of a law student for questions and interaction. My briefs during my first semester were higher quality than my classmates because practicing during Law Preview made me able to pick out the important points of cases and thus be well-prepared for class. Our discussions at Law Preview about how to take law school exams made me feel confident, and this cool-headedness allowed me to focus on writing good answers instead of panicking and writing rambling and unorganized essays. Lastly for purposes of this letter, but definitely not the last advantage – there were too many to write in this letter – was being able to ask [your student assistant] questions. She was available to answer all those “stupid questions” I didn’t want to ask in class, and she made me feel like I knew what I was getting myself into. This is stark contrast to the average 1L who has no idea what to expect.

—Laura H., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Class of 2006

I'm not sure what my rank is. My school only ranks 1Ls at the end of the academic year. My grades after first semester were: A in Contracts, A in Crim Law and A- in Torts. The top 10% gets A's and the next 15% get A-'s. . . . I am very happy that I attended Law Preview for the following reasons: practice reading and briefing cases; having some briefs already written at the beginning of law school; knowing what some of the seminal cases are about in each subject area; getting it beaten into my head that I need to actually brief all the cases (which I did); doing the reading two days ahead so I never got behind, even if something came up; learning about reporter names, how to tell where a case is from, research strategies; having the confidence at the beginning of the semester that I knew what I was doing . . . Being in Law Preview was really exciting because it confirmed for me that I find the law interesting and that law school was the right decision for me. Also, having confidence at the beginning of the semester is a huge advantage. Even if by the end of the semester it seemed like everyone else was comfortable with the material, etc., I still think I benefited by being calmer/more confident right from the beginning.

—Anonymous, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Class of 2011

It helped me learn how to approach and brief cases for their maximum educational value, while building confidence in my abilities to be a successful law student.

—Erin F., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Class of 2011

I think that Law Preview helped be to really develop the basics that are absolutely essential to succeeding in the first year of law school. I found advice regarding when to start your outlines, planning ahead and time management to be extremely valuable. Law school is all about staying on top of everything and I think that Law Preview teaches you how to accomplish that.

—Pratibha K., Catholic University of America—Columbus School of Law, Class of 2008
(transferred to Georgetown University Law Center)

I think what helped me the most was the fact that I had a good idea of what I would be facing in law school. Law Preview gave me insights as to how to read for class, how to study for finals, and probably most importantly what my law professors would be looking for. I think all of my classmates eventually learned what I had learned over the summer but I was able hit the ground running the first day of orientation. I also knew what activites I needed to avoid so I could dedicate myself my first year. Finally, there were little bits and pieces of advice that I would remember throughout the year that kept me going when I felt overwhelmed.

—Anonymous, Catholic University of America—Columbus School of Law, Class of 2008

The most valuable aspects of Law Preview included the overall introduction it gave me to the 1L curriculum; Prof. Scordato's tips on first year success and exam preparation; and my first experience with the Socratic method. For many 1L's, the biggest hurdle they'll need to overcome is their own anxiety. I was one such 1L. Law Preview gave me a safe forum to ask questions, explore options and network with other students in the same situation as myself.

—Anonymous, Catholic University of America—Columbus School of Law, Class of 2008

I haven't received an A in ages, and after my first semester at law school I certainly didn't expect to see multiple As. But there they were, two As and one B. Law Preview had so much to do with my first semester success. While other students were trying to figure out how to study and synthesize the coursework, I already had my framework handed to me by Law Preview. While others were spending hours studying the wrong way, I was studying efficiently and effectively because of the tools that I already had before the first day of classes even started. I would recommend Law Preview to anyone who asked (and anyone who didn't). The program gave me the confidence and basic skills I needed to successfully start on the road to what I hope will be a great career. Thanks to Don and everyone at Law Preview!

—Karen H., Catholic University of America—Columbus School of Law, Class of 2003

It helped me focus before going into first year, so I really hit the ground running. I felt less overwhelmed than a lot of other students, knew what to expect, and was ready to work.

—Courtney D., Catholic University of America—Columbus School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview really did an excellent job of preparing me for the mental rigors and academic challenges that the first semester of law school poses for students. Additionally, it's an excellent way to get in the right frame of mind before actually setting foot on campus - all the other benefits included in the course are simply icing on the cake. [Ranked #15 out of 150 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Catholic University of America—Columbus School of Law, Class of 2014

At Catholic, we are taking four year long courses so I have no class rank at this time. Law Preview helped me hit the ground running in law school which was essential. Having been out of school for a number of years, it was a great jump start to get me thinking academically again. Additionally, not currently working in the legal field. This provided me an introduction to terminology that was invaluable. I highly recommend the program especially for those in situations similar to mine.

—Mary C., Catholic University of America—Columbus School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview was an invaluable experience going into my first semester in law school. Having a crash course in each subject by professors from top law schools was a great introduction to the study of law and was a foundation for what to expect in class. The Academic Success lectures gave a realistic road map on how to do well your first semester and the confidence that if you put in the time you can get great results. My GPA for the fall was a 3.961. I got a B+ in LSP, an A in Torts and an A+ in Crim Law. My Contracts and Civ Pro courses are year long but I got an A and A- on the two midterms.

—Anonymous, Catholic University of America—Columbus School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview definitely helped prepare me for the difficult first year of law school. It took a lot of the surprise and anxiety out of the first year by giving me a preview of what was to come. I felt like I was already ahead of my classmates on the first day of school. I essentially followed the suggestions of Law preview to the letter and was focused on doing well in my first year. Now I'm in the top ten (10) percent of my class and made Law Review at my school. Law Preview was essential to my success in law school and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to do well in their respective program.

—Anonymous, Chapman University School of Law, Class of 2008

Thank you Law Preview!! I know that I could not have done as well as I did without your program. I tried to stay as close to the schedule as possible (staying ahead on my reading, briefing every case, taking practice exams) and it really paid off [ranked #1]. I would recommend this program to anyone who is entering law school.

—Catherine T., Chapman University School of Law, Class of 2009

One of the greatest benefits of Law Preview was that it took away the anxiety of the unknown. It set you up for what class experience is like, how to read and brief cases, how to prepare for class, and how to take exams. I believe that the experience was very helpful and put me in the right mindset for the amount of work that was required and that understanding the process and big picture put me at an advantage in the first few weeks. . . . overall my GPA ended up as a 3.4 (placing me on the cusp of the top 10% of the class at a school with a forced median of 2.8).

—Anonymous, Chapman University School of Law, Class of 2011

The instructors at the Law Preview program were right-on with their recommendations for test taking and studying. Putting to use their techniques helped me to keep on track and schedule throughout the year and when studying for finals. If nothing else, the Law Preview course gives you an accurate preview of what to expect during your first year in law school, which by itself is worth the cost of attending the program.

—Kevin H., Chapman University School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview helped me get to the top of my class and stay there. The experience allows you to be going full speed on the first day of class while other students are still trying to adjust/figure out what is going on. I found Law Preview helpful on so many different fronts that I don't have enough space to explain all of them. I found the overviews of core 1L classes helpful. However, the most helpful thing to me was being in a law school setting with professors calling on people and covering materials that were assigned. It taught me how to brief and gave me a schedule that I followed the entire year. I also found the exam taking and legal writing information very helpful. Overall, it was well worth the money and time to get an edge on other students and help vault me to the top of the class. Staying there after the first year is now my only concern and with the help of Law Preview it is possible.

—Anonymous, Charleston School of Law, Class of 2008

I did very well my first semester of law school; I made a 3.55 GPA. We are not currently ranked. Over the December holiday, Charleston received its ABA approval. I am extremely pleased that I attended the summer session. It gave me the confidence and support I needed to make it through such a tough academic adjustment. Before stepping foot in a class room I already knew how to brief a case, how to make an outline, when to begin studying for exams, etc. Knowing that I was on the right track was very freeing; I could relax when everyone around me was falling apart. . . . I thought that the program was wonderful. I still use some of the notes I took during that week if I get confused. Thanks you so much for putting something like this together. Law Preview is a lifesaver!

—Anonymous, Charleston School of Law, Class of 2009

They do not release rankings for the first semester only after the second. I do know that the curve falls around a 2.86 and I finished with around a 3.3 GPA. I think learning how classes were going to be and knowing what to do helped a lot.

—Anonymous, Charleston School of Law, Class of 2011

I am not ranked because I have yet to meet the credit hour threshold for being ranked (I am a part-time student). However, in 3 classes, I've managed to secure an A- in legal research and writing, an A- in civil procedure, and a B+ in contracts, amounting to a 3.556 GPA. The most important aspect I could say that I learned from Law Preview is how to brief and to ALWAYS brief your cases. . . . [T]he general discussions about law school (studying strategies, time management, success strategies, etc.) were invaluable.

—Robert W., Charleston School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview mentally prepared me for the workload of the first year. Beyond that, it offered valuable strategy tips for studying and exam-taking, as well as information regarding fall interviews and internships after the second year. Overall, the best advice given was, "Brief all of your cases!",

—Brandon S.", Chicago-Kent College of Law—Illinois Institute of Technology, Class of 2008

I attended the Law Preview session last summer in Atlanta. I remember you saying follow the Law Preview plan, work hard, and you will succeed. I did well first semester so I knew something was working. I continued to follow your blue print second semester and I could not be happier. I finished my first year at Chicago-Kent with a 3.92 GPA, which puts me # 1 in my class of 315. Law Preview really helped me hit the ground running on day one and keep the momentum throughout the year. Thanks for your help.

—Craig T., Chicago-Kent College of Law—Illinois Institute of Technology, Class of 2007
(transferred to Northwestern University School of Law)

This may not make the best testimonial, but Law Preview instilled a necessary fear in my mind. The sample doctrinal classes certainly didn't hurt, but the real benefit was the fear of not excelling in my first year. As it should, Law Preview stressed the immense importance of first year grades. So, as a result, I believed that if I did not do great my first year, then I would have difficulty finding post-graduate employment. That fear, combined with the ambition most law students already have, fueled my first year. I made the Chicago-Kent Law Review, as well as the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society. Now, I have to figure out how to handle both!

—Anonymous, Chicago-Kent College of Law—Illinois Institute of Technology, Class of 2009

Law Preview helped me come to school "ready to play." I already had knowledge of what was going to be covered, and HOW it was to be covered. The heads-up on how to do case briefs was invaluable.

—Steven K., Chicago-Kent College of Law—Illinois Institute of Technology, Class of 2010

Law Preview allowed me to 'hit the ground running' at law school. I did not have to spend valuable time at the beginning of each semester figuring out what the context of each subject matter was; I already knew it because of what Law Preview had covered.

—Steven K., Chicago-Kent College of Law—Illinois Institute of Technology, Class of 2010

Law Preview provides a phenomenal service to entering law students. I was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of the program: the preparation and study skills, substantive preview, as well as your professional and approachable demeanor and personal dedication to students. . . . I admire your personal initiative and feel good about having chosen a company that is genuinely committed to students rather than only its profits. . . . Arriving at law school I felt more peace of mind and confidence with regards to the task ahead. This sense of peace is not insignificant -- I believe it is making my learning experience more enjoyable and fulfilling and I feel very prepared as I finish my fifth week of classes.

—Kavita P., City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Class of 2003

My school believes in maintaining a non-competitive environment and does not rank, however I will say that Law Preview was very helpful. Although I was not ranked in my class, I received 3 A-'s for the semester and I am among the top 25 students in my year.

—Anonymous, City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Class of 2012

I felt as best prepared as I possibly could have been for my first year. I knew what I needed to do to be successful and feel proud of my performance and efforts. It was helpful starting law school with an idea of how to read cases and knowing I needed to outline my courses well before exams. My school does not have rankings, but I know I am towards the top of my class.

—Anonymous, City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Class of 2013

I knew and was prepared for what the first semester of law school entailed. Additionally, I used the skills I learned in Law Preview such as outlining, case briefing...This helped me tremendously. Everything was perfect!

—Solmaz M., City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Class of 2016

I attended Law Preview at Texas Weslayan in Fort Worth last summer.I just got my grades from the second semester. My cumulative GPA is 3.63. . . . My grades for the the two semesters included SIX As and TWO B+s!!!! At Cleveland Marshall College of Law, they use a forced curve grading system where a maximum of up to 10% of students in any course can get an A. 3.63 means an invite to join Law Review b/c I am in the top 10% of my class.More than anything else, Law Preview got me fired up and ready for the competitive arena of law school. After a week with you all, there was nothing else I needed to know to get prepared for my first year.Thanks again.

—Greg Z., Cleveland State University—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Class of 2005

Law preview took all of the stress out of my law school experience. I never had a late night. I was always prepared. This itself is very valuable when you are in one of the most challenging of academic experiences.

—Maurice P., Cleveland State University—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Class of 2009

I cannot thank the staff of Law Preview enough for all of their help. After my first semester of law school, I got a 4.0 GPA and am #1 in my class out of 217 students. I am the only person from my class to have attended Law Preview, and I attribute my success to the program. When I started law school, I had already been exposed to each subject, had already read several cases and briefed them, and most importantly, had already taken a law school exam. I was way ahead of the learning curve. The most important thing in law school is knowing how to take an exam and how to prepare for it. Law Preview breaks down your study schedule by the week--I followed it to a tee. I knew when my outlines should be done, I knew what study aids to use, and I knew the format for writing an A exam. The experience and knowledge I gained through the program was invaluable. I highly recommend Law Preview for anyone going to law school!

—Jennifer N., Cleveland State University—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Class of 2010

I attended Law Preview at the University of Pennsylvania Law School last summer. At the end of my first year I am ranked 3rd in my class, a member of both the Law Review and Moot Court team, have a summer job for a federal judge, and a job this fall for my legal writing teacher as a student instructor. Law Preview did an excellent job of providing me with all the tools I needed to survive -- and excel -- in my first year. They helped provide a ground basis for all my core classes, taught me how to take a law school exam and most importantly helped me develop a study schedule that allowed me to study efficiently, without having to pull one all-nighter. I would highly recommend Law Preview to anyone because the information they provide cannot be found anywhere else and it will help prepare you so you can actually enjoy your first year of law school.

—Anonymous, Cleveland State University—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview helped me understand what law professors expected of me from day one and how to prepare for exams.

—Theodore C., Cleveland State University—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview helped me to be less nervous during my first few weeks of law school. It gave me my first real dose of the legal world and taught me what to expect in law school. The most important lesson I learned at Law Preview was to brief every case. [Ranked in top 1% after first semester].

—Anonymous, Cleveland State University—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Class of 2016

I cannot overstate what a tremendous difference Law Preview made in shaping my first year at Columbia Law School! Attending the NY session really helped to calm my pre-law-school nerves! The professors were truly wonderful, explaining the concepts and the processes of law school in such a way that there were absolutely no surprises my first year. I could anticipate and was prepared for everything they threw my way! And I just can't say enough good things about how attentive Law Preview's founders are to the needs of their students--they really care how well you enjoy Law Preview and how well you do in law school.The best of it is... I just made the Columbia Law Review! Thanks Law Preview!

—N.G., Columbia University School of Law, Class of 2006

The first part of law school was definitely more predictable--I was comfortable from the beginning with the overall process of law school, including how to study, what kinds of work to expect, what some of the general concepts were, and what life as a 1L would be like.

—Zach C., Columbia University School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview was a great experience that certainly helped me excel in my first semester. My law school does not rank students but I am thrilled (and surprised!) to report I got an A in two out of my three classes - an honor that only goes to the top 5-10% of the class. Law Preview helped me achieve such success by introducing me to the core, fundamental doctrines and important cases that frequently appeared on my final exams.

—Anonymous, Columbia University School of Law, Class of 2011

I felt more prepared because I knew what to expect. I think the class made me feel more confident in my ability to meet the challenges of law school. I would definitely recommend the class to any incoming law student!

—Anonymous, Columbia University School of Law, Class of 2012

Knowing what went into the components of a good case brief meant I was more focused with my readings. I also knew how the different parts of the course fit together, kind of like a syllabus with commentary. Our school does not rank, but I ended the first semester with two A+s and one B+ out of our graded classes.

—Anonymous, Columbia University School of Law, Class of 2016

I was able to achieve a 3.9 GPA during my first semester, and I was even asked to serve as a TA by one of my professors. I believe that my Law Preview course definitely contributed to my academic success so far and I plan to continue applying Law Preview strategies for the rest of my law school career. I think the most important thing that helped me was being consistent about working hard throughout the semester. Law Preview's email reminders and tips throughout the fall semester really helped keep me on track.

—Anonymous, Columbia University School of Law, Class of 2016

I attended your Law Preview course in San Francisco over the summer. I just wanted to write you to thank you for helping me so much my first semester. I am convinced that if it had not been for your program, I would not have done so well on my finals (3.93 here at Cornell). And your tip about bringing in little things that excited the professor helped me to net an A+ in Torts, which additionally helped me to get a summer job researching for that professor . . . If you ever needed a testimonial or someone to speak volumes of your program, I'm your man.

—Aaron S., Cornell University Law School, Class of 2007

I guess now's the time of year when you hear good news. I want to add mine to the crowd...I attended the July session in D.C., and it gave me a great introduction as to what to expect during my first semester. When I got to school, I was ready to go! I worked hard, and it paid off...much more than I expected. I got straight A's, and an A+ in civil procedure (known to be one of the hardest exams)! I would definitely recommend the program to others--thanks for having this kind of program in place!

—Anonymous, Cornell University Law School, Class of 2005

Law preview gave me a great head-start for the first year of law school. It gave me a useful schedule to follow and a framework for how to attack my classes. I followed it to a "T" and got great grades to show for it. THANK YOU for all your help!!

—Anonymous, Cornell University Law School, Class of 2009

Thank god for Law Preview - I followed the schedule EXACTLY. Without it I would have been completely lost first semester. After law preview and a year of hard work at Cornell, I finished with a 3.95 cumulative GPA. My grades speak for themselves. Take Law Preview!!!

—Anonymous, Cornell University Law School, Class of 2009

I felt far more prepared each day of class. During finals, I realised how valuable the preparation during the semester had been. I simply focused on practice exams and my outlines. Law Preview also helped me feel confident about my approach to law school because of the framework and method it provided.

—Anonymous, Cornell University Law School, Class of 2009

Law Preview helped me in three major ways. First, it gave me an introduction to all of the first-year courses that allowed me to feel more at ease than I might otherwise have been had I not taken the course. Nearly all of the cases I read for Law Preview were covered in my first semester classes - it was encouraging to see familiar material and build on what had been discussed that week. Second, it gave me a great plan to attack my briefs and outlines. It took a few weeks to set up an in-class note-taking system that works for me personally, but I was able to start the year feeling like I already had a good foundation for organizing my information. Third, and perhaps most importantly, Law Preview gave me a great sense of how to approach the semester - by looking at it as an intensive 16-week "marathon." I stuck to the calendar fairly closely and kept reminding myself that I had to work harder than I ever had before, but that there was an end in sight. It worked.

—Sean M., Cornell University Law School, Class of 2015

Excellent preparation for the first semester. I had a far better understanding of how to attack the workload then my peers.

—Neil O., Cornell University Law School, Class of 2016

The Law Preview program was invaluable. I was more prepared for the first year than most any other student and it really helped me get out to a good start last fall. I had a great first year. I have made Law Review and have a summer clerkship with a top law firm. Law Preview would benefit any future first year law student.

—Anonymous, Creighton University School of Law, Class of 2009

I took Law Preview in the summer of [2000], which by the way was a great intro into preparing for the demands law school. After my first year of law year I ranked in the top 10% and made law review. This past summer I did a federal judicial clerkship in Chicago. . . . I think one of nicest things about your company is that you and your staff are truly interested and enthusiastic about what you do and your interest and your willingness to help students remains constant. Thanks again and best regards.

—Linda A., DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2005

I was never the best student in undergrad, but after using the techniques I learned from Law Preview I made the Dean's List after the first semester.

—Cheryl F., DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2009

There is not very many sources of information regarding the law school experience, especially since there is nothing like it in undergraduate studies. Getting a glimpse of the experience through law preview eased some of the stress of the first year of law school. It was reassuring to know that despite what you may think or hear during your first year, everyone struggles and everyone goes through it. Even if you are lost for the whole semester there is still hope as many in my class did well on exams but appeared hopeless in class. There were also numerous little pointers that I found useful. They did not come up often but there where situations where I would recall something I had heard during the Law Preview Course that was able to get me through a particular case or concept.

—Wesley F., DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2009

Law preview was great - I felt so much more prepared on the first day than so many other students felt in the first month! I knew how to brief cases, (and more importantly that I SHOULD brief all my cases!), when to start outlining and how to stay organized. I recommend it to every incoming 1L. I finished in the top 3% of my class and so much of that was due to what I learned in Law Preview!

—Anonymous, DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview gave me the tools and information to enter law school prepared with a plan to achieve success. Thanks to Law Preview, I was able to hit the ground running while my fellow class mates floundered and struggled to get their bearings in the first few weeks of class. I strongly believe that Law Preview's lessons gave me the edge I needed to start law school right.

—Alexander C., DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2010

I only took the research portion of the class and then read the book for the classroom portion. The research class was really great and I wish that I had taken all the classes! The research class helped tremendously with the my legal writing and research class. That is the class that requires the most out of classroom work and it really helped to be ahead of the game in how to research. The Law Preview class saved me hours of time. The book for the regular class was really helpful as well. First semester is stressful and it was really a relief when my classes covered cases that i had already read. If nothing else, Law Preview lowered my anxiety level of what law school would be like and whether I could handle it.

—Kristine R., DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2010

I really can't thank you guys enough. Coming into law school, I had no idea what to expect, but Law Preview gave me the tools I needed to get a running start and keep up the pace for the entire year. I finished up my first year in the top 5% of my class, and I know that would not have been possible without the guidance and motivation I received at Law Preview.

—Alexander C., DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped me know early on what would be required of me all semester. It provided a familiarity of the subject matter, and gave me important tips on how to approach outlining and studying for exams. I was one of few students who began preparing early, and taking practice tests early, and taking them in to the professors for help, and it really paid off in my final grades.

—Tanvi P., DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2011

The most beneficial part of Law Preview is that it prepared me by telling me what to expect and providing a great schedule. By sticking to the schedule, I never fell behind or felt completely overwhelmed. Because I briefed every case for all my classes I was always prepared. Law Preview's advice about starting outlines early was probably the best advice because I was done with them by Thanksgiving when other students were just starting or way behind. That way, I had plenty of time to study my outlines before finals, which is probably why I did very well my first semester.

—Anonymous, DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2011

It gave me an advantage in preparing for the rigors of law school. Getting practice briefing cases and more importantly reading cases helped me pick out the pertinent rules and reasoning that we were tested on at the conclusion of our classes. . . . The school lists 5% increments for rank and I fell between the 15% and 20%, qualifying for the Dean's list with a 3.5 GPA.

—Anonymous, DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview was very helpful. I had a 3.5/4 for the first semester and then 3.786/4 for the second semester which gave me a 3.643 for the first year. This will likely put me in the top 10% for the year and grade me on to law review!

—Anonymous, DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2012

I would highly recommend Law Preview to anyone going into law school. Getting the exposure to reading cases, briefing cases and terminology helped me feel more comfortable and confident about going into my 1L classes. Also, the lectures on the doctrinal classes gave a glimpse of cases I actually covered in class and helped familiarize me with important concepts - I was able to see the big picture better than some of my peers.

—Anonymous, DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview guided me in identifying my goals and prepared me for the rigors of my first semester at law school. Knowing what to expect gave me a leg-up that I would not have had otherwise. [Ranked in top 10% after first semester].

—Nasir H., DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2016

I noticed that I was more prepared and relaxed than other students. Of course I was anxious as my first semester of law school began, but I think I had a better idea of what I needed to do before classes began and I really believe that gave me a leg up on my classmates. [Ranked in top 10% after first semester

—Anonymous, DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2016

I felt more comfortable speaking up in class, and more confident in some of the harder issues in classes. For example, the Rule Against Perpetuities in Property - since I already had been over it with Law Preview, I felt a lot more confident about answering problems in class.

—Amanda J., Drexel University College of Law, Class of 2011

I would gladly recommend this program to anyone who wants to learn the secret of success in law school. As I began to prepare myself for the first year, I began to panic. I had been out of school, in the work world for five years. I had taken the LSATs a few years ago and really felt as though I had NO idea what I was getting into. I was right. Without Law Preview I would have been lost. While many of my classmates were panicking, I arrived with the perspective and the head start I needed to survive this first year. I have used my Law Preview notes to review concepts in each of my courses and also to study for exams. I have also stayed in touch with my Law Preview professors and sought their assistance during the academic year. . . . The in-class instruction and the follow-up support cannot be beaten! Thanks again.

—Janna L., Duke University School of Law, Class of 2003

The Law Preview was truly an outstanding introductory course. I would strongly recommend it to my friends. It provided me with all the basic knowledge that has proven essential for me to successfully handle the first year in law school. It has really saved me a lot of time because I was able to avoid the mistakes that I would have otherwise made. I was also very impressed by the high quality of the professors and the one-day preview classes for each course. It has made me much comfortable to go into a class knowing what to expect.

—Wanli T., Duke University School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview was helpful in that I found out how law school worked before I got to law school, so that it wasn't all completely new. Like pretty much all law students, I was overwhelmed when classes started, but I feel like I would have been much more so without Law Preview.

—Anonymous, Duke University School of Law, Class of 2013

As a non-traditional student entering law school in my 30s with little classroom experience in many years, Law Preview was invaluable in letting me familiarize myself long days of classes and study. Law Preview allowed me to hit the ground running as the classes started, and though I did not quite live up to following Don's scheduling plan for success in the first semester, the bits and pieces I used really helped. Had I followed the scheduling plan, I believe I would have done extremely well, though I am satisfied with my first year results. Don was also available to respond to email during the semester, and I really appreciated that he answered one particular question via email about using nuggets in a class. I ended up with my highest grade of the year in that class.

—Anonymous, Duke University School of Law, Class of 2014

I think Law Preview helped me to realize the schedule that was necessary to get the grades that I was aiming for. I set the curve in my torts class, which was closed book, and I know that it was because I had been regularly reviewing the material at the end of every week that this was possible.

—Anonymous, Duke University School of Law, Class of 2015

I definitely felt more confident at the beginning of the semester. Rather than taking the first few weeks to adjust and learn the basic skills (like how to read and brief), I was able to jump right in.

—Anonymous, Duke University School of Law, Class of 2015

I can not emphasize enough how law preview changed my law school experience. I stepped into the door knowing exactly what to do, while others were struggling to figure out which of their undergraduate strategies worked. I know the requirements of Law Preview sound tough, but I am now in the top 5-7% of my class at Duke, and whenever I bid an OCI I get my top choices. I also have grades that put me into contention for a transfer into HYS. Besides when you keep seeing above 4.0s next to your name, you'll barely remember how hard you worked

—TG F., Duke University School of Law, Class of 2015

It prepared me for the idea of working 12 hour days and what should be prioritized each week. Using that system I was always ahead, even when I fell behind.

—Anonymous, Duke University School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview gives students an early advantage. While other students try to figure out just how to manage case briefing and reading, and doing outlines, the law preview student already has the experience and the know how to handle the rigors of law school.

—Anonymous, Duquesne University School of Law, Class of 2008

I was prepared for the first few weeks of classes and I know what to expect from class. The biggest advantage was that I knew how to outline. The study guides recommended by Law Preview are truly the best ones and I used them a lot. Don Macaulay is wonderful! He is so helpful even after the course is over!

—Anonymous, Duquesne University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview prepared me for each step of the first year experience. I was never left in the dark about what I should be doing or what to expect. Most importantly it gave me confidence that I needed to succeed. I believe others lost valuable time doubting their abilities.

—William F., Duquesne University School of Law, Class of 2011

It helped me be more prepared when the first day of class arrived. Additionally, I knew how to pace myself for exams and while everyone was attempting to figure out how to study, I already had a plan and was actually implementing the plan into my study time.

—Anonymous, Elon University School of Law, Class of 2011

Exam Prep. Exam preparation starts on day one of classes. Law Preview taught me the importance of being prepared for classes and outlining throughout the semester; by being habitually prepared, I went into the exam period with a mastery of the material. I used the "DRAC" model in the exam, and it led me to three 'A' grades out of the four major courses I took.

—Andrew R., Elon University School of Law, Class of 2014

Don, I don't know if you remember me--I went to your D.C. session last summer and you were kind enough to give me a scholarship. I just got my grades from the first semester at Emory. You'll never believe this. I got a 4.093. Two A+s, two A's, and an A minus. I am ranked #1 in the class! . . . Anyway, thanks for your help. I know the Law Preview class got me started on the right foot.

—J.L., Emory University School of Law, Class of 2004

Law Preview really helped prepare me for the grind that is the year as a 1L. The study tips and exam preparation workshops gave me a huge advantage come exam time.

—Benjamin H., Emory University School of Law, Class of 2010

The program definitely made the transition smoother going into law school. the briefs I had before helped and doing the work for the week at Law Preview gave me a taste as to what to expect so there were no surprises. Knowing how to study and take tests were also essential.

—Stephen K., Emory University School of Law, Class of 2011

Of the three people I know who took Law Preview at Emory: one is in the top 10%, one is in the top 5% and I am right outside the top 5%. Law Preview made it possible for me to understand the overall layout of all of the substantive first year courses. Almost all of the cases that I read in Law Preview were foundational cases, so when I read them again during the semester, I had an advantage in that I was reading them for the second or third time. I now have any and all doors available to me and it is largely due to Law Preview giving me a strategic way to handle the stress and enigma that is your first year of law school. The investment for that week of classes puts you many steps ahead of the competition, which will pay dividends in the form of your first job, or, in my case, transferring to my dream school.

—Raleigh W., Emory University School of Law, Class of 2015
(transferred to University of Chicago Law School)

I completed my Law Preview session last summer at Emory University School of Law, and I am attending law school at Emory, as well. I finished the first semester with a 3.914 cumulative GPA; ranked #5 of 258 students - despite having to balance competing family interests including two young children. I attribute the success of being able to succeed early on in my law school career to the valuable and useful instruction and resources I received through the program.

—Anonymous, Emory University School of Law, Class of 2015

Wow! What a great investment! Law Preview put me ahead of the game from the very beginning. It helped show me what law school is really about and helped to settle my nerves. I was able to hit the ground running on day one while others were wondering what was going on. I highly recommend Law Preview for anyone. The Law Preview instructors were amazing! It was worth every penny!

—Joseph V., Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Class of 2012

I am a 1L at Florida A & M University in Orlando. I attended Law Preview last summer in San Francisco. I finished my first semester with a 3.76 and was first in my night school class while maintaining my position as a middle school principal in a school with 1100 students. . . . Thank you.

—Pamela H., Florida A&M University School of Law, Class of 2007

Law Preview was very helpful with my studies. The course covered topics that put me ahead of my classmates.

—Jason P., Florida A&M University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview has allowed to realize the time restrictions I have as a law school student. It taught me how to maximize the time I do have by disciplining my self with staying ahead in class and studying for finals well before the last week of class.

—Dorothy S., Florida A&M University School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview was really helpful. After taking the Law Preview course, I went into my first semester of law school knowing what to expect and I had a better handle on how to manage my time and all of my work. I knew how to brief cases, I knew how the Socratic Method worked and I knew how much study time would be required of me before I got to law school. This was great because law school can be intimidating but if you attend Law Preview and really take what you learn there seriously, you have nothing to worry about. I was very happy with the program and I highly recommend it to anyone going into law school.

—Paige C., Florida A&M University School of Law, Class of 2012

Hi Don, I just wanted to let you know I finished strong my first semester. Dean's List, a 3.4 GPA -- all A's and B's. Law Preview gave me the confidence I needed going in. I knew what to expect and had a huge advantage because of that. Than you so very much!

—Gayle B., Florida A&M University School of Law, Class of 2013

It gave me the knowledge that I would be OK after a nine year lay off from school. I think that the test taking tips were the most immportant skill I learned.

—Brandon W., Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2009

The materials and "big picture" overview of first year subjects filled a void that can help students be prepared for the piece by piece method that will be encountered in the classroom.

—James G., Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview gave me a head start that helped me learn how to do the things I needed to do to be successful while other students were just trying to figure out what was going on around them. From the very first day I realized the advantage I had, and utilizing the skills I learned at Law Preview, and hard work on my part, I was able to get a 3.5 my first semester.

—Anonymous, Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped me learn how to brief and pick apart a case. It also helped me with legal writing. I think the most important aspect of help that I acquired was getting to law school with my feet running. When I arrived, I knew how much time to spend working on law school work each day, as well as how and when I was supposed to start working on my outlines. I believe that Law Preview directly resulted in my 3.93 GPA my first semester.

—Adam W., Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped very much! I was much better prepared on day one to begin learning the cases, as my classmates were still figuring out terminology and how to brief. Additionally, I already had begun my outlines using the tips I learned at Law Preview, (once I had the books), and it was a lot easier to stay ahead then how most of my classmates were disadvantaged and thus playing catchup. It was absolutely essential to my success and I do not think I would have done nearly as well without it! I would recommend it to anybody, especially if you don't have the good fortune of a scholarship - it might cost money, but if you are going to pay $100,000 for law school on your own tab - this is the absolute BEST $1000+ I have spent, and the most cost effective means of helping me accelerate to the top of my class.

—Ron P., Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2011
(transferred to Wake Forest University School of Law)

I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to give you another Law Preview success story. I took Law Preview last summer in DC before my 1L year. Upon starting law school, I felt very prepared and confident, largely in part to the preparation I received in Law Preview. I "booked" a class, and finished in the Spring in with all A's. I started at a tier 4 law school, Florida Coastal School of Law, and have made huge leaps in the law school rankings through my transfer acceptances at American and George Washington University School of Law -- I am still waiting on hearing back on my transfer application from Vanderbilt and Georgetown (my #1 choice). I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to thank you for the program and share some success.

—Ashley M., Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2012
(transferred to George Washington University Law School)

I will forever be thankful to Law Preview for my first year of law school success. I was prepared and calm the first day of school. I followed the calendar, posted the checklist in my room and just went from there. I was in the top 5% after the first semester and in the top 2% after the full year. I don't think I would have this much success without Law Preview. I especially enjoyed the emails throughout the year that I received from Don...they kept me motivated and on the right track. Thank you so much Law Preview!

—Kamilla M., Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview definitely gave me an edge on my classmates. I had already seen cases and learned rules that they were seeing for the first time. It also gave me the opportunity to meet law students at schools all over the nation that I still keep in contact with. It was a rewarding experience that helped me tremendously. [Ranked #40 out of 603 students after first semester].

—Casi H., Florida Coastal School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview helped me prepare for the intense workload and challenges that I was going to face by giving it to me straight. The program's name is an appropriate description of what they do - they give you an accurate preview of what life as a 1L is going to be like. Their candor gave me an edge to the other incoming students who were floored by the mass expectations poured upon them. As many others can tell you, your first year is part academic challenges and part psychological challenges. Granted there are individual experiences they cannot prepare you for, but they tell you what to expect in a practical way which you cannot get from reading One L by Scott Turow. The professors that come teach are extremely nice, and help prepare you to engage in dialogue and not be afraid of the material or of trying to understanding and failing from time to time. The key to succeeding in law school is accepting that it is normal to feel confused, but to practice tenacity, and lots of it. Never give up. A support group like Law Preview sending you encouraging e-mails throughout the semester doesn't hurt either. At the end of the first year, I proudly boast a 3.37 GPA and have achieved a phenomenal rank. While I cannot downplay the importance of individual determination, I also cannot downplay the advantage I received by attending Law Preview.

—Anonymous, Florida International University School of Law, Class of 2009

As great as gaining a general working knowledge of first-year courses is, what really sets Law Preview apart are the little things. Whether it be learning how to brief cases or strategies for daily studying and exam-taking, it's these little nuances that give a great sense of empowerment and confidence from day one, making Law Preview an unbelievably helpful and overall positive experience.

—Anonymous, Florida International University School of Law, Class of 2009

I felt totally prepared for the first semester. That comfort made a huge difference come exam time. Then second semester, I only had to keep pace to maintain a good rank, not bust my butt like some of my classmates.

—Brandon H., Florida International University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview gave me a good grasp on the different fields of law studied during the first year of law school. It also introduced me to famous cases and how to brief them, which gave me a monumental step up over my colleagues. [Ranked 10 out of 160].

—Anonymous, Florida International University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview gave me an opportunity to get a head start on my 1L year and start to see what the law school experience was like before the rest of my classmates. It gave me piece of mind going into my first year of law school, which can be an incredibly stressful time for some. Law Preview was essential in helping me earn grades that placed me in the top 10 percent of my class during my first semester.

—Matthew P., Florida International University School of Law, Class of 2015

I just wanted to thank you for the program and the personal attention you give all of us. I couldn't believe the in-depth emails I received from you. . . . I attended your 6-day session at Harvard in August and loved it. I stayed focused and followed your plan and I have benefited greatly at the Florida State University College of Law. I have been waiting to receive my fifth grade for weeks and I am just too excited not to tell you how I did now. I received the highest grade in my 4 credit Civ. Pro (99). Also, I received the highest grade in my Legal Writing class by 3 points (97). I made a 95 in my 4-credit Torts and a 94 in 2-credit Property. My average is a 96.5 and the closest person to me in my section is at a 93.5.

—Ryan M., Florida State University College of Law, Class of 2005

Law Preview gave me exactly what its name implies, a preview of what to expect at law school.

—Charles W., Florida State University College of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview helped demystify what the law school experience would be like in the classroom. Knowing what information I needed to extract from the cases was critical, especially towards the end of the semester when the speed of my courses all picked up. Also, the suggested study habits and semester time line helped me plan my workload. Knowing how to attack law school strategically was key.

—Lindsay B., Florida State University College of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview was one of the best things I could have done for myself! It did much more than just give me a survey of the subjects I'd be seeing, Law Preview gave me a way to attack my first semester of law school. The tips and scheduling aids that Law Preview follows up with also make life as a first year so much easier. Instead of going through first year on my own, I really feel like I have a great team behind me! I'm pleased to say that I just got my first semester grades back and currently have a 4.0. I'm looking forward to the rest of this year!

—Anonymous, Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2006

Because of Law Preview I arrived at law school knowing what to expect and prepared to handle every challenge. The amazing professors sparked my interest in all my classes which has carried over throughout my first year. After the week-long workshop was over, Law Preview's timely emails reinforced the lessons learned and offered much-needed encouragement. I attribute my success in law school to the confidence and dedication that Law Preview taught me. This is a worthwhile investment that has already paid off and that I expect will continue to do so. Thank you Law Preview!

—Anonymous, Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2006

I took the Law Preview class in NY two summers ago. It helped solidify my decision to go to law school. I began in Fordham Law School this past fall. My courses are year long, but my midterm grade in Contracts and in Torts was B+. Additionally, I had two professors recommend Getting to Maybe. Needless to say, I was thrilled that I had already read the book because you recommended it. Thank you for the great experience two summers ago and for the continuous advice. The value of Law Preview has proven its worth over and over again in this academic year.

—Grissel S., Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2005

This course is very under-rated. Having contact with law professors who are experts in their fields, as well as Law Preview's Founders is an invaluable resource, one that presumably lasts beyond the week of the course and well into our law school career. I haven't heard of similar personal attention being offered by any other company and that alone makes the experience worthwhile.

—Roseann J., Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2004

The legal writing seminar was the most amazing thing -- my legal writing class leaves much to be desired. Very little is actually explained and we are mostly left to teach ourselves how to write and how to research. Undoubtedly the amazing presentation that you offered gave me an incredible amount of knowledge on the basics of research that's going to make a supreme difference when we get into our long memo and brief . . . I want you to personally know the difference you and Law Preview have made in my endeavors to succeed, which are largely dictated by the confidence Law Preview has instilled in me. Thank you again.

—Betsy S., Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2004

Law Preview gave me a solid foundation, a great study program and a concrete approach to law school. I never felt lost or overwhelmed because the approach and attitude that Law Preview champions was my guiding star. I finished up the year with a 4.04 average and was offered admission to Columbia Law school as a transfer. Now I have to decide whether to stay or go, but it's a great choice to have!

—Robert M., Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2008
(transferred to Columbia University School of Law)

It definitely made me less stressed initially because I did have an advantage going in.

—Anonymous, Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2008

Fordham doesn't publish class rank. My GPA was 3.54, which is just shy of 10%(3.55). It was helpful to learn some of the black letter law before beginning, and it certainly gave me something to hang my hat on coming in to law school. The exam practice and strategy sessions gave me good insight into what kind of personal and mental organization is required for high marks. The most tangible benefit was a greater sense of calm at the outset, a notion that I knew what was coming and what I would have to do in order to meet my goals.

—Adam M., Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview gave me a glimpse of what was to come in my 1L year and that is why it is so valuable. Understanding how to deal with and manage the workload is a vital part of law school success and Law Preview enables you to be ready for those first few weeks when everyone else is struggling to find a balance. Having a rough outline of when to begin reviewing/studying/outline gives you the advantage of having those things on your mind before anyone else and being able to implement a successful plan of attack at the earliest opportunity.

—Anonymous, Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2010

My school does not rank but I was in the top 10-12% after the first year and within the top 6-7% at the end of the first semester.

—Anonymous, Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2010

It's pretty unbelievable to me that a year ago right now, I was getting ready to begin Law Preview. It's been a long, hard year, but a successful one. I finished out the year on Dean's List, and in the top 10% of my class at Fordham University School of Law! Not bad for someone who graduated from college five years ago with a degree in acting, and hadn't read more than a magazine since then. There were times over this past year that I would be in class, and would have a deep sense of deja vu, or I would somehow just instinctively know what the professor was asking or how to look at the issue. Of course, I realized pretty quickly that it wasn't actually deja vu or amazing natural legal ability on my part; so much of what was covered in my classes this year, we talked about in Law Preview. Just that one week of studying made so much of my coursework in the first year seem familiar, and much less intimidating. I guess this is just a long way of saying THANK YOU! And I would be happy to act as a reference for anyone who has questions as to whether or not they should do Law Preview (they should!).

—Anonymous, Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview prepared me to treat law school like a full time job. It also gave me the knowledge that first year grades were the key to success for any one who wants to seek quality employment in the legal field.

—Benjamin G., Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview was definitely helpful for getting ahead of the learning curve in the first few weeks, and that head start kept me ahead for the rest of the semester.

—Anonymous, Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2014

I felt ahead of everyone else first semester, so much better prepared than my peers. It really helped me get into a good rhythm and keep from getting overwhelmed by the workload. [Ranked #1 out of 400 students after 1L year].

—Anonymous, Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview really prepared me for my 1L year and I couldn't be happier with the results. I finished my first year well within the top 10% with a GPA of 3.91. I do not think I would have been able to do so well had I not taken Law Preview. It really prepared me for the amount of work in 1L year and helped me know what to expect. Law Preview's strategy for studying and test-taking proved to be invaluable come exam time.

—Michael A., Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2015

This course prepared me so much for what to expect. While everyone else was trying to figure out what was going on and how to approach being prepared for class, I was sticking to my schedule, reading everything, briefing every case, and outlining with ease. I honestly thought the program was great!

—Cassidy M., Fordham University School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview provided me with a distinct advantage in the fall semester as I had a general knowledge of all the 1L courses, and was able to put the cases we read into a meaningful context. In addition, because GMU doesn't teach Civil Procedure until the Spring I had a significant advantage over my peers due to the background provided by Law Preview. While I would have excelled even without the Law Preview Course, I suspect the course helped me place first in my class. Due to my stellar 1L performance, I will be completing my J.D. at Yale Law School.

—Jason C., George Mason University School of Law, Class of 2010
(transferred to Yale Law School)

Law Preview gave me better insight, and I was better prepared then my fellow students. I got a 3.7/4.33 GPA. I had at least for a semster an insurmountable advantage. The second semester I saw some of the advantage worn away, but I still expect a 3.5 GPA for the spring term.

—Daniel L., George Mason University School of Law, Class of 2008

Grades are out for the year and I'm ranked in the top 10% (almost top 5% -- 9/156), which amazes me considering how smart everyone in my class is. I really think the Law Preview advice helped me study smart and capitalize on every strategy to get that all important advantage on tests. I would recommend Law Preview to any student about to start law school, or even considering whether to go at all . . . [Law Preview] really helped calm my nerves and let me know what to expect in the first year of law school. I've been out of school for 10 years and was really worried about figuring out how to study again. I also have a young daughter and was not sure how I was going to be able to compete with all the young people with no responsibilities. Law Preview not only taught me how to study, but helped me to actually enjoy my first year of law school!

—Jenn B., George Mason University School of Law, Class of 2006

I wanted to take a moment today to thank you and your colleagues for developing the Law Preview course. It was everything I had hoped for and more! . . .Your course successfully dropped my anxiety level regarding law school by about 90%. The instructors were terrific, and the value of their knowledge and experience immeasurable . . . Thank you, thank you, thank you!

—Deborah C., George Mason University School of Law, Class of 2005

The Law Preview course was great. The professors were very interesting and insightful. It really gave me a good head start. In most of my classes I'm still a little nervous because it seems too easy . . . but when I go to visit my professors during their offices hours they are usually impressed with my depth of understanding and my questions. . . . I am definitely glad that I participated in Law Preview.

—Robert T., George Mason University School of Law, Class of 2003

Knowing the basics of the doctrine and what to expect from the classes really helped me stay calm, especially in the middle of the semester when everyone felt a little lost. Based on the Law Preview sessions, I always knew at least a little about whatever was coming up next and how it related to the important themes of each course. Having an overview of the law and a plan of attack going into day one gave me a lot of confidence throughout the semester and into exams. BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT!

—Mark C., George Mason University School of Law, Class of 2010

The program placed a lot of the important legal concepts and doctrines in my mind early in the semester. This helped shape and sharpen my thinking for my first year courses.

—Jeffrey F., George Mason University School of Law, Class of 2011

Briefing was really scary. Knowing what I needed to do in advance allayed a lot of my fears and helped me be really prepared for class. I followed Law Preview's advice and briefed every case and read every case twice. It really helped. I was so prepared for class that I was able to really listen to the professor and didn't have to take tons of notes trying to get down every word. This enabled me to do focus on the bigger concepts the professor was trying to highlight. I did very well my first year and was hired as an intern at a federal court for the summer. I would recommend Law Preview to anyone who wants a head start in being ready for law school.

—Katharine M., George Washington University Law School, Class of 2008

I just want to thank you for granting me the opportunity to take this impressive course. It was an absolute pleasure to learn from all of these top scholars. . . . You were a gracious and engaging host throughout the whole week, and I won't lie, the week was pretty intense and draining. But I feel so much confidence now about taking on the challenges that lie ahead of me. I hope to stay in touch and I wish you all the best with this wonder of a program.

—Ed J., George Washington University Law School, Class of 2005

Law Preview was a terrific opportunity to see some of the first-year material ahead of time. It meant that I knew what was going on for the first several weeks of each of my classes, while other people were struggling to get a clue. Words, phrases, and concepts that are meaningless to a lay person suddenly made sense, and having that head start helped me to take my studies to the next level much more quickly.

—Anonymous, George Washington University Law School, Class of 2008

GWU does not do a ranking, but I was placed in the 1%-15% bracket of 1L students, which is the highest reserved honors that GWU gives. Additionally, I received a High Pass (top 25%) in the Research Writing class, and have since made Mock Trial Executive board, had assistantships with two GW professors, and been invited to join the George Washington University Law Review. Ultimately, the first year of law school is an experience unlike anything you have ever had before. Law Preview was able to give me the tools necessary to start the first day running, something that usually takes most other students a month or so in class to figure out. The course overviews helped me to recognize principles in each of the core courses, which helped lay the foundation for a complete understanding while in class. I found that I knew the essentials of case briefing from day one -- and knowing what to look for while reading cases is the biggest step in legal learning. The Law Preview class on Exam Taking helped me to not only recognize exactly what my professors wanted to read, but helped me go into the course from day one with that mindset (something most students don't begin to realize until they begin to outline). Finally, and I think most importantly, Law Preview just took away the initial nervousness that I felt going into Law School. With a class of 400+ of the brightest people I have ever met, it is VERY intimidating. Law Preview helped me feel confident that I could achieve the goals I had set for myself... which I did.

—Daniel H., George Washington University Law School, Class of 2008

Although the material in the brief lectures were helpful in providing a broader perspective on the courses I was taking, the greatest asset I took from Law Preview was the state of mind it put me in: I was ready to hit the ground running and attack my first semester. For most of the semester I felt that I was surrounded by people much smarter than myself and who were much more eloquent when speaking in class. However, when it came down to it, I walked out of the first semester with a 3.82, finishing in the top 15% at a very competitive law school.

—Sam C., George Washington University Law School, Class of 2009

Law Preview alleviated much of my anxiety about the first year of law school and provided me with a consistent study schedule that helped my organizational skills tremendously. I also loved Law Preview's tip sheets that were sent throughout my 1L year!! [ranked top 30% out of 500 students]

—Anonymous, George Washington University Law School, Class of

Law Preview played an important part in preparing me for my first year of law school. Every Professor and instructor at Law Preview provided insights on the little things that law students should do in order to succeed. Additionally, each Law Preview professor instilled confidence and gave me reassurance that I was doing the right things in order to be prepared come exam time. Law Preview is not just a one week course, but a program that helps each of its students get through their entire first year. With all the tools Law Preview provided, I was able to not only learn the complex material more easily, but also found time to enjoy my first year. No doubt, Law Preview gave me the information and confidence to enter law school knowing I would succeed. [Ranked top 1%-15% after 1L year].

—Anonymous, George Washington University Law School, Class of 2013

Law Preview did a great job demystifying the whole law school experience. When I came into class those who had taken Law Preview were the only ones who knew how to brief effectively. This was extremely helpful because all the other students had no idea what occurred in the first month of law school. The program is expensive but I think it was absolutely worth it. [Ranked top 15-35% after first semester].

—Anonymous, George Washington University Law School, Class of 2014

Law Preview gave me insight into the law school experience. They gave us a schedule that if we stuck to you would never feel completely overwhelmed and during finals you would not be panicking. The advice on test taking and spreading out your work during the whole semester helped me to succeed. I still read two days ahead and review every week instead of waiting until the week before the end of the semester to outline. Law Preview got me 3As and a B+!

—Sanessa G., George Washington University Law School, Class of 2015

I had a plan going in. I could adjust it as I needed, but I wasn't starting from scratch, and that was a big help. Law school (like everyone says) is different than other school, and standing on the shoulders of those who had been there, done that meant that I started out ahead.

—Carrie J., George Washington University Law School, Class of 2015

Law Preview truly helped me from the start. I knew how to brief; I knew how to read cases; and I even got free supplements that I used throughout the year. Much of 1L year is a rush to the finish, but Law Preview helped me keep things in perspective. I attended Law Preview thanks to a scholarship from Winston & Strawn LLP and I believe it was a key source of confidence that helped me through the first semester. I finished strong at the top 1% to 15% of the first-year class, and the grades helped me land a paid summer associate position at a prestigious international law firm.

—Anonymous, George Washington University Law School, Class of 2015

I finally have all of my grades! Final count is: 3.78! Nothing lower than an A-. I am very proud, and I am very glad I did the Law Preview course over the summer.

—Anonymous, George Washington University Law School, Class of 2015

Law Preview helped me make a plan and stay on target. [Ranked in the top 15% after 1L year].

—Carrie P., George Washington University Law School, Class of 2015

I felt much more prepared to begin classes. I also felt as though I had a plan for how to approach the daily readings/class preparations.

—Anonymous, George Washington University Law School, Class of 2016

Law Preview more than anything prepared me for the amount of work I would be doing in law school. The course alerted me to the amount of hours I would need to spend studying to do well in law school and how to best allocate my time to do my best. It was a great course and I would recommend it to anyone.

—Michael G., George Washington University Law School, Class of 2016

I think Law Preview prepared me for the amount of work that is necessary to do really well in 1L. After Law Preview, I had a definite plan going into the first year, and I knew that working your butt off was the only real way to succeed. I think the most important thing to understand is that there's no shortcut to law school. It was also helpful to see some of the things you would learn in the first year and to get a head start on reading cases, but I think being scared stiff was the most useful service for me. GW Law does not rank students, but I got a 3.9 GPA!

—Anonymous, George Washington University Law School, Class of 2016

Thanks! I just got 3/5 grades back, and they're all As -- part of what kept me going last semester was knowing that if I put in the work you said, this would be the result. I can't thank Law Preview enough for preparing me to do exactly what it takes to survive in the unique environment of law school.

—Mary C., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2006

Dear Don, I received my grades and I did great! I received two As and one B+ resulting in a 3.76 GPA. I wanted you to know that the skills I learned at Law Preview have played a large part in the success I'm currently enjoying at GULC. I also wanted to thank you for all of your follow-up with the Law Preview students. Your program is excellent not only for the before-school preparation but also your continued support which I did not expect, but certainly appreciate. I will always proudly recommend Law Preview.

—Marye C., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2003

Thank you, Law Preview! I received 2 A minuses and a B+ for my first semester, amounting to a 3.55 GPA. Before taking the course, I felt intimidated about returning back to school. I had taken a few years off after college--2 years of which I spent in the Peace Corps, a very non-academic environment. Law Preview gave me the confidence and tips I needed to succeed. Law school is a totally different animal from college. What worked for you there might not work for you in law school. After taking the Law Preview course, I knew what to expect of law school. I came to school with a plan of action. I truly feel that I've received above average grades because of Law Preview. I whole-heartedly recommend it.

—Sharleen D., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2004

Don, I just wanted to thank you for starting the Law Preview course. I truly feel confident going into my first year at Georgetown Law. The advice and encouragement you gave me has relieved much of the anxiety and mystique around the law school process. No matter how my grades turn out, I at least know that I am mentally ready for the challenge. The overview Law Preview provides is second to none and I can't wait to give you an update in the years to come! Please feel free to give my name to any potential students of Law Preview. THANKS AGAIN!

—Jeb W., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2004

Overall, this was an incredible experience -- I am so pleased and impressed and have no doubt that this will help me for years to come. Also, I can't tell you how impressed and satisfied I was with every professor and every subject . .. Thank you for everything, it was truly exceptional.

—Carolyn W., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2005

I was ranked in the top 15% of my first-year section. I found the last two days of the Law Preview course most helpful. Specifically the classes taught by Prof. Harrison, Exam Taking and Legal Research and Writing. Although I was cursing myself at the time for spending Saturday learning about mysterious things called Shephardizing and Corpus Juris Secundum, I still referred to the notes I took in that class during my LR and W class last year and during my internship this summer. I also found the e-mail updates during the year helpful. Great program.

—Anonymous, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2008

I had good understanding of the study skills that would be needed for class and exams. I felt my Law Preview experience most in preparing for exams. I also benefited from the mental preparation that the intensive week of Law Preview forced me to undertake.

—Brendan R., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2010

I was really pleased with how Law Preview prepped me for my first semester! I knew exactly what I needed to do to prepare for classes, what to focus on in taking class notes, and how I should prepare for exams. While my peers struggled and floundered in the first few months trying to figure out how to read a case or write a brief, I was confident that I knew what to look for and it made it much easier to get more out of class from the very start and finish the semester strong. Also, the schedule suggested in terms of outline preparation really worked for me and gave me enough time to complete the outlines, consolidate them, and use them on practice tests. This familiarity with my outline in a test-like setting made all the difference in the world.

—Anonymous, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2011

My undergrad grades were mediocre and I had graduated a few years ago, so law school was very intimidating. Law Preview was great way introduction with valuable, practical advice; my first semester grades far exceeded my hopes.

—Andrew Y., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2013

The main benefit of Law Preview is that it dramatically reduces the learning curve and culture shock that beginning students inevitably face. By understanding more of the journey on which I was about to embark, I was better prepared to grasp the material and learn substantive law rather than trying to learn the basics, which Law Preview teaches.

—Joseph R., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2014

Georgetown Law doesn't rank but I was top 4% out of a class of 510 (thus, my rank was somewhere between 15-20 of all full time JD students). The best aspect of Law Preview for me was that it effectively communicated just how difficult 1L can be, but quickly followed up with effective tools and strategies for how to tackle it. As numerous professors and instructors noted during the course, law school can be a war of attrition, and those that come in with the right mindset, expectations, and understanding of how to make the most of your precious time during those first two semesters are best equipped to perform well. Law Preview did a great job of making sure I set high expectations but also understood what it takes to get there.

—Anonymous, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2014

Law Preview gave me the confidence to know that I could be successful in law school. Coming straight out of college, I was told that the transition could be difficult and was slightly worried about having many classmates much more experienced than myself. Not only did I find the type of case analysis and explanation consistent from my courses in Law Preview to my experience at Georgetown Law, but I found the workload to be consistent as well. Knowing I could handle the workload and having a leg up not only in doctrinal aspects of law but in knowing how to break down a case as well, gave me a sense of excitement and confidence entering law school rather than being anxious.

—Jonathan W., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2015

I am unsure as to my ranking at the end of the first semester, but I believe I was at least tied for first (I had two As and one A+). At the end of the year, I also don't know my rank, but I know it was in the top 10%. I really do think that Law Preview made a substantial difference in my performance. The learning curve 1L year is incredibly steep, and even just reading and briefing cases can be a bizarre and uncomfortable experience. Doing a one-week dry run through Law Preview allowed me to get an early feel for my strengths and weaknesses before the semester began. Law Preview also exposed me to the basic concepts before my peers, which I think made learning the material easier. It sounds simple, but not needing to figure out what exactly a tort is for the first two weeks of class makes the learning process faster and more efficient.

—Christopher Y., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me a plan and strategy for my first semester of law school. Without that plan, I would have been completely lost and probably would have fallen behind my classmates in learning and exam preparation. With Law Preview's plan, I was able to work steadily and effectively throughout the first semester and year to end up in the top 10% of my class.

—Anonymous, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2015

Took all the guess-work and surprise out of 1L... Thanks for informing me what to expect! The email updates from Don also kept me motivated and on-track throughout the semester.

—Anonymous, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2015

My school does not rank, but I have a 3.84 gpa after my first semester in the part-time program. Law Preview was a great help!

—Anonymous, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2016

My school does not rank, but I have a 3.84 gpa after my first semester in the part-time program. Law Preview was a great help!

—Anonymous, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2016

Hi Don. I just got my first semester grades back. Although we don't receive our class rankings until the end of our first year, my first semester grades put me somewhere in the top 5%. Thanks! I have to admit, I wasn't expecting to perform nearly so well, and I have to credit your course. In particular, I found your strategy for approaching the first year of law school the best part of the course. It allowed me to start law school with a system already in place, and I was able to modify and fine tune it as the semester went on. I knew what to expect, and more important, what was expected of me from my professors. While the general strategy parts of the course were the most useful, the intro into Future Interests was worth its weight in gold!! I'm not sure how this semester will turn out now that everyone else has started to figure out how to study for law school, but at least I won't have to be playing catch up! Thanks again.

—Anyonmous, Georgia State University College of Law, Class of 2009

Thanks Law Preview- I finished somewhere in the top 6-7% of my class for the first year. Because I am part-time, we are not officially ranked until the end of our second year, but my grades let me know where I stand. I definitely credit Law Preview in large measure for my success; in particular the "approach to law school" tips are priceless and are what gave me the edge.

—Anonymous, Georgia State University College of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview truly prepared me for my first semester of law school. Thanks to a mere six days spent in your classes this summer, I knew what to expect, how to brief, how to take efficient notes, and even what to expect out of exams. I am happy to report that I received the highest grade in my Contracts class and that although we do not receive rankings until the end of the year, I expect that I am currently in the top 3-5% based on grade distributions. I would recommend Law Preview to anyone who wants to obtain an edge during first semester!

—Katie W., Georgia State University College of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview helped me throughout the semester by giving me a guide as to what types of landmarks I needed to hit at different times (e.g. outlining, reviewing material, etc.). Because mine is one of the few schools with midterms, I had to adjust my strategy somewhat. I also appreciate the value of having the overview understanding of the different first-year topics. It was helpful for me to understand the basics of what I was learning beforehand much in the same way that one benefits from understanding the geography of a foreign country before visiting. Funny anecdote: While talking about Lucy v. Zehmer in contracts, I started listing facts that were not described in our textbook. I had forgotten which material I had learned at Law Preview and which I had learned from the text. . . . Regarding my grades, I am on the Dean's List and my first semester GPA is 3.25. Also I earned As in Civil Procedure and Contracts.

—Gad Z., Golden Gate University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview did just that- gave me a preview of my first year law school classes. Because of LP, I started the school year feeling better prepared, which in turn made me more confident. LP taught me the skills I needed to succeed in my first year. The study calendar which LP recommended was most helpful even if it was incredibly regimented because it made me stay on top of my studies.

—Grace S., Golden Gate University School of Law, Class of 2013

If it hadn't been for Law Preview, I would have been figuring out my weekly studying routine right around midterms. At that point, you might as well throw away the semester. Law Preview impressed on me the importance of calculated, and balanced work efforts to ensure that I didn't burn out, while staying on top of the rigorous course load that is unique to law school.

—Michael D., Golden Gate University School of Law, Class of 2014

Very good and inspiring. It set the expectation that I would have to spend 12 hours a day studying (although I rarely did) so I always was pushing myself to exceed where others gave up too easily. This allowed me to be in the top of my class.

—Cilicia V., Hamline University School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview affected my law school experience by not being scared. I went into the first semester of law school with confidence and a correct mind set to succeed. I looked around during orientation and all of the other incoming one L's were freaked out and nervous. I also was one of the only students to know what a tort was prior to class starting.

—Douglas C., Hamline University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview really helped put law school into perspective. I really had no idea of what to expect going in, and Law Preview gave me insight in what to expect. The overview lectures on the basic courses (contracts, civil procedure, torts, etc.) along with the case readings was a really nice to way to get a taste of what was to come. It is no way taught me everything I needed to know first semester, but it did give me a sense of confidence.

—Alexis N., Hamline University School of Law, Class of 2014

Thank you so much. I just got my fall term grades back and was thrilled with 2 A's and an A-. I thought adjusting to school after working for several years would be difficult. Law Preview not only alleviated my stress about the adjustment, but also helped me hit the ground running. Thanks for all your help.

—Anonymous, Harvard Law School, Class of 2006

Law Preview surpassed all my expectations. I took Law Preview and the course offered by BarBri-NILE. Every day, Law Preview gave each of its students highly individualized and personal attention, which my BarBri-NILE experience lacked. Truly, the Law Preview staff could not have been more attentive or caring! I recommend this course for anyone preparing for law school.

—Iris L., Harvard Law School, Class of 2002

I filled out the [course] evaluation fairly completely. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my answers. One thing might be a bit misleading; my answer to your question 'Did Law Preview meet your expectations?'. The best answer available was 'Yes. completely' which I selected. In reality Law Preview exceeded my expectations. My expectation was that Law Preview would give me an overview of each 1st year law class so I will be able to absorb each case knowing where the end point will be. While it certainly did that, I did not expect it to be so entertaining. The faculty last week were all extraordinary teachers. Several could have been stand up comedians . . .So, while there was no place to put it on the evaluation, Law Preview did more than just meet my expectations. My only complaint is that I am going to spend the next nine months frustrated, since I know what great teaching is. Thanks for a great week.

—David A., Harvard Law School, Class of 2005

I can honestly say that my week with Law Preview has been one of the most rewarding educational experiences of my life, far exceeding my initial expectations. The professors who comprise Law Preview's faculty are not only recognized experts in their respective fields, but also phenomenal teachers genuinely concerned with the students' learning. As a result, I have developed both a deeper appreciation for the law and a heightened sense of excitement regarding the next three years and beyond. I would highly recommend this class to anyone going to law school.

—Anthony L., Harvard Law School, Class of 2004

Law Preview provided me an outstanding overview of my 1L curriculum and allowed me to grasp the big picture of each course far earlier than I would have otherwise. The professors were really helpful and covered some of the most fundamental and hard to grasp topics in 1L courses, which I really appreciated when they came up the second time around and I was already well-prepared to deal with them. Thanks to Law Preview's overview, from the moment that classes started I knew how to manage my time, which proved invaluable when reading period began and I was ready to invoke Law Preview's exam preparation strategies right on schedule. By having a firm background on the basics, I was also able to make time to get a head start on the 1L summer job hunt, which allowed me to secure a position with the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, my first choice job. I would definitely recommend this class to any incoming law student! Thank you for an outstanding class.

—Corey B., Harvard Law School, Class of 2013

Law Preview provided the tools so that I felt prepared on day one. I used the case briefing techniques on a daily basis.

—Anonymous, Harvard Law School, Class of 2013

Because of Law Preview I was able to transfer to Harvard Law School. Each day at Law Preview I experienced what it was like to go to law school and be in an actual law class. This exposure to the law school environment combined with study and time management tips to give me a definite edge in my first year classes. Best of all, Law Preview did not stop providing guidance after the course ended. I received supportive emails throughout my first year and access to a host of helpful lectures and study guides from Barbri. Moreover, Law Preview helped me through the transfer processes and even put me into contact with lawyers at the firm I will be working at this summer. I would recommend Law Preview to every incoming law student. It gives you a real look into what one experiences in law school, lets you build your professional network, and, most importantly, provides you with an invaluable edge when it comes to performing in your first year. If you want to excel in law school, Law Preview is a must

—Matthew S., Harvard Law School, Class of 2016

I would just like to thank you for all help with preparing for my first year at Hofstra Law. I just received my first year grades and I have 5 As and 1 B +, putting me 3rd in my class. Again, thank you, I could not have done it without the class. I would recommend that every first year law student take the prep class, it gives you an incredible advantage. While other students are walking around trying to figure out what is a "brief" I had a strategic plan for the entire course!

—Emin G., Hofstra University School of Law, Class of 2007

Law Preview is a company committed to providing a clear roadmap for law school. Law Preview's founders genuinely care about their students -- this is evidenced by the fact that they invite their students to call them (day or night!) after the course ends. . . . Furthermore, I was able to get the 'best' professors in each area of law to introduce me to the first-year subjects and I was impressed that every one of Law Preview's professors had such charisma and 'stage presence' that they kept me hanging on every word! Thank you again for such a wonderful experience! I would gladly recommend this course to future law students -- but not necessarily the students in MY law school class.

—Jolie V., Hofstra University School of Law, Class of 2004

I found the few hours that I spent with law preview more worthwhile than the hundreds of hours I spent in class as a 1L. I highly enjoyed law preview because the professors were CLEAR and DIRECT and that is a RARE combination in law school. I think this course should be mandatory for all incoming law students. In my case, our professors taught us in reverse, so I didn't even get to the bulk of the material covered in law preview until the spring, but it helped me immensely in understanding fall coursework. You guys are doing an excellent job! Keep up the good work!

—Anonymous, Hofstra University School of Law, Class of 2008

Nothing can truly prepare you for your 1st semester of Law School, but Law Preview allowed me to get a jump-start on my classmates at the beginning of my 1st semester. While everyone else was still trying to figure out what was going on, I was able to dive right into my courses. Because of Law Preview, I had experience reading and briefing cases, in addition to substantive notes for each of my courses, which I referred to many times over the semester. The briefing techniques and strategies I learned at Law Preview helped me stay organized, and I used Law Preview's proposed schedule and timeline to ensure that I did not fall behind. If I had not attended Law Preview, I may not have received the only A+ in my Contracts class. I would recommend Law Preview to all incoming law students.

—Anonymous, Hofstra University School of Law, Class of 2009

It prepared me for how hard I would need to work to succeed, and the time management skills I would need to succeed. It also gave me a nice little head start on a couple key cases so that I was a little bit more ready than the average kid.

—Micah S., Hofstra University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview was an invaluable learning tool prior to entering law school. It prepared me mentally beginning day 1 for what I was about to experience, which I believe gave me a distinct advantage over my classmates. I used or referred to the briefing, studying, scheduling and writing techniques I learned from Law Preview throughout the year and plan to continue to utilize those skills because they worked! I got multiple A's as a 1L. I would highly recommend the Law Preview class for anyone entering law school.

—Anonymous, Hofstra University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview was very helpful because it gave me a plan about how to tackle the challenges I faced. The most important aspect that Law Preview gave me is the mindset that I could do this - that I could be successful in law school. It was nice to know that I had at least one person was cheering me on to do well.

—Anonymous, Hofstra University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview was really good at giving me a plan about how to tackle learning all the material. Planning is 80% of law school.

—Anonymous, Hofstra University School of Law, Class of 2010

At Howard, we do not know our class rank until the end of the year. However, I have received my first semester grades. I got 2 As and a B. Thus, I have an A average!! Law Preview should be required of all law students entering their first year of law school. Why it is not, I have no idea. I simply cannot imagine what I would have done without the formidable introduction to law school and support that Law Preview has given me. I think that law school is difficult even if you have the benefits of an introduction such as Law Preview. I have a pretty non-traditional background for a law student and future lawyer. I spent most of my life as a performing artist (actress and singer). Thus, I was really worried that I would be at a disadvantage in my first year. But Law Preview gave me the confidence and tools to be successful. My grades are evidence of that. Moreover, I would like to commend your ability to bring such an impressive roster of instructors to the program. I particularly enjoyed my Torts professor from Yale. He was marvelous. He left me with such a deep impression of the importance of keeping my moral compass in order as I navigate this profession. Thank You!!!

—Mia S., Howard University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped me properly manage my time during the fall semester of my 1L year. I have come to realize that law school is not about doing everything at the highest possible level but, about doing the most important things at the highest possible level and doing everything else well. Without the confidence that Law Preview gave me, I would not have felt comfortable enough of my accomplishments from the previous week (read, re-read, briefed, and outlined) to move forward to what had to be accomplished for the next week. I used the tools learned from Law Preview to set the pace for my semester and am pleased with the results. I was not as overwhelmed as some of my classmates appeared to be because I knew that I was trying my hardest and practicing tried and true techniques. Although my law school does not rank until the end of our 1L year, I comfortably have an "A" average and plan to continue striving.

—Anonymous, Howard University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview greatly helped my law school experience. I did not yet fully realize what a great introduction to legal analysis I had received. The Coursebook was obviously incredible, but I did not realize that the briefing methodology I received an early, understandable introduction to was directly transferable to my exam taking process. Perhaps this is because I was not able to attend the writing workshop on Saturday. Law Preview proved to be the best thing I could possibly do between LSATs and the first day of law school. I'm immensely grateful.

—Dewight F., Howard University School of Law, Class of 2015

I attended Law Preview at Northwestern this past summer in Chicago. I am currently attending Indiana University School of Law--Indianapolis. I followed the schedule you laid out for me and I earned a 3.85 GPA after my first semester. Following the study plan you laid out greatly contributed to my success. Two weeks ago I got an interview with Barnes and Thornburg LLP, one of the biggest firms in Indianapolis, and I received notification today that I am being offered one of six summer clerkships being offered to 1ls this year! I just wanted to thank you and your program for helping me to set out a strategic plan for doing well in law school. I am still following the schedule, and I hope to do just as well this semester, if not better. By the way, Law Books for Less is great too. Thanks again!

—David P., Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington, Class of 2008

Law Preview gave me the advantage of knowing what to expect and how to prepare during the first year of Law School. Additionally it gave me confidence that I knew what I was doing so I did not waste energy worrying or trying to reinvent the wheel. My first year grades allowed me to easily transfer to Loyola - Chicago. I would recommend the program to anyone, especially if you have been out of school for 3-4 years like I had.

—David G., Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington, Class of 2009
(transferred to Loyola University Chicago School of Law)

They do not rank us until second semester, but based on last year's numbers, I would be just outside top 5% (my GPA is 3.76, the GPA for top 5% was 3.77). Law Preview helped me realize that I would have to put in a lot more time and be extremely serious about my law school studies. Even though it was a struggle sometimes to stay at the library for 10-12 hours, it really paid off in the end.

—Anonymous, Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington, Class of 2011

Law Preview was critical in giving me the strategic advantages that allowed me to excel during the 1L year. Many of my colleagues did not realize the correct pacing and preparation schedule until it was far too late. I appreciated Don's realistic and blunt advice about the difficulties you will face during the first year. Law school is about hard work and proper preparation, and Law Preview made this unambiguously clear through the Strategies for Academic Success sessions, as well as the experience of preparing for the mini-courses at Law Preview. . . . Last, and maybe most important, I left Law Preview excited to start school. When the year began I was able to step through the doors with the confidence of having an explicit and detailed plan about what was going to happen. Carrying through with the Law Preview schedule allowed me to go into exams confident, relatively stress-free, and somewhat rested. While this it was not a particularly "fun" experience to go through finals, I know that my experience was far better than most. [Ranked top 1% after first year].

—Anonymous, Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington, Class of 2011

Entering our first semester, the biggest difference between my classmates and I was our expectations. Law Preview taught me to expect to work hard and to be successful. I followed the study schedule and briefed every case based on the Law Preview models. The advantage that Law Preview provided translated into an excellent first semester of law school![Ranked #14 out of 201 students after fall semester]

—Anonymous, Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me confidence because I knew how to brief a case and study my class material from day one. Law Preview's ideal schedule for studying/outlining throughout the semester provided me with a goal which enabled me to be more prepared for exams than many of my classmates. [Ranked #27 out of 199 students after 1L year].

—Peter M., Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington, Class of 2015

Law Preview really helped me understand the commitment law school requires. I went in to law school ready to work, and it paid off. I have just been invited to join law review based on my class ranking [12 out of 313]. My week at Law Preview was truly worth it, and I wold recommend it to all incoming law students.

—Anonymous, Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis, Class of 2009

Law Preview was the single most invaluable course I have ever taken. My colleagues were tossed into the dark, frigid waters of law school and told to swim for their lives. I, however, set sail in a beautiful catamaran which was hand crafted by the skilled and knowledgeable instructors employed by Law Preview. I now sit among the top 5% of my class and am working to obtain a federal judicial clerkship this summer. [Ranked #10 out of 266 students after the first semester].

—Evan C., Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis, Class of 2016

Law Preview provided me with the valuable insight to the demands of the first semester of law school. Also, one of the cases covered during the program turned out to be the same one I got called on to address during my day on the 'hot seat.' Because of my previous exposure, I was able to make it through the questioning and pressure of being called on to discuss a case with the professor. I would strongly recommend the program to anyone entering into their first year of law school!

—Anonymous, John Marshall Law School - Atlanta, Class of 2012

Law Preview was definitely helpful to me in the first year, especially the first semester. I got really good grades after the first semester and was ranked in the top 10% of my class. After the first year, I am now ranked in the top 25% of my class. I did not do bad the second semester, I just did not do as good as the first semester.

—Andy Y., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2008

Law Preview helped me tremendously. Law Preview gave me a great amount of confidence, a necessity in law school. I did not fear school, but embraced it. Law Preview tools and tips that helped me do as well as I did.

—Jacob A., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2008

It was so important that I had my outlines done when the reading period before exams took place. I spent absolutely NO TIME learning anything new, since I followed the advice of Law Preview and attended all my classes and briefed all my cases and had my outlines done. What I did spend time doing was learning how to take the particular exams that the professors were going to give. I read through my outlines once or twice, and spent a little time focusing on problem areas, but for the most part I spent my time doing practice exams. I ended up with two A's an A- and a B+ in my four classes.

—Andy Y., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2008

I knew that my LSAT score of 153 was not indicative of my potential in law school and Law Preview helped me reach that potential. Law Preview opened my eyes to the specific challenges I would face in law school and gave me expert advice on how to handle them. I earned the highest grade in my Torts class and made the Dean's List my first semester. This success helped me gain a summer internship with a United States District Court Judge. Law Preview certainly gave me an advantage over the rest of my classmates because I knew how to study efficiently and effectively before I started school.

—Anonymous, John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2008

I'm ranked #1 in my class and I recommend Law Preview to anyone entering their first year of law school -- especially if, like me, you have been out of school for a few years. Law Preview helped me approach my first year of law school with confidence. Unlike the rest of my class, I knew what law school classes were like, and more importantly, I knew what professor's expected on exams. Law school requires a completely different type of studying than what I expected from my undergraduate days. As a part-time night student, there is no way I could have spent the time to figure out the nuances of law school without Law Preview, which spells it all out for you. . . . Further, the professor's who teach the Law Preview classes are excellent. In one week Law Preview teaches the basics of all the standard first year classes. And trust me, the overview you will have makes studying them a lot easier in the school year. My performance is a living testimonial to Law Preview's effectiveness. In my first year, I received grades of A or A+ in every subject, except my first semester writing course and I missed the Law Preview session on that!

—K.S., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2006

You guys are the best! Here is an update for you: After first semester, my GPA is 3.67, and I am ranked #17 out of 314 (top 5.5%) at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Not only that, but my Torts professor selected one of my finals essays to put on file in the school library (anonymously, of course) as an example of a good student answer. So I'm officially a published writer, if only anonymously! Your class here last summer was one of the reasons for my success. Thanks a million!

—Bonny B., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2006

After first semester in law school I had a 3.6 GPA. I am so glad I took the Law Preview Course. I was ahead of everyone in my class right from the get go. . . .

—Tony L., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2004

Law Preview paved the way for my success in law school. I earned a spot on Law Review, and I clerked for a Federal District Court Judge my 1L summer. Now that I have finished fall recruiting and have accepted an offer to work for a firm next summer, I realize even more how crucial my success was durning the first year. Thanks Law Preview!

—William E., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2008

Law Preview emphasized the importance of self-discipline, and I followed the study schedule religiously.

—Sommer D., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2009

From the very start of the course, Law Preview allayed the fears and anxiety I had about entering my first year of law school. Even on my first day of classes I recognized the advantage I had gained over my classmates who had not attended Law Preview. The substantive course overviews gave me enough understanding of my first year courses that I was able to immediately participate in class discussions and understand the materials my professors introduced. (Not to mention the opportunity Law Preview afforded me to interact with some of the best professors in their respective fields.) The most influential parts of my Law Preview experience were the portions of the course on case briefing, course outlines, exam taking, and other techniques for success in law school. Without that information I would have spent weeks (like many of my classmates) attempting to develop those skills instead of focusing on the important substantive materials. Law Preview delivers everything it promises. After my first year of school I graded onto Law Review, I have the option to participate in any of the honors councils at my school, and I recieved a research assistantship with one of my professors. I genuinely believe that Law Preview is one of the biggest reasons I am in the position I am today and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone preparing for their first year of law school.

—Benjamin R., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2009

Law Preview emphasized the need for self-discipline. I followed the study schedule, and I am ranked #19 in my class of 321.

—Anonymous, John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2009

It gave me a plan of attack on the first year of law school and because I had the plan of attack on the first day of school I had a great deal of confidence walking into each class. My confidence only became stronger each day as I incorporated what I learned from Law Preview with my way of learning.

—Anonymous, John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2009

Law Preview gave me insight into the what was going to happen during my first year. I knew what to expect when I got to school, so I was not nervous or lost about what was going on around me, as most of the other 1L's were. I was able to get ahead and stay ahead because of the suggested calendar and study advice that I got from Law Preview. The program definitely gave me the tools I needed to succeed in law school.

—Karl M., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2009

Law Preview gave an invaluable introduction to the substantive law of all my 1L courses. I referenced my notes from that week multiple times throughout the semester. I could approach many of the more complex concepts with confidence because I had seen them before, while many of my peers were reeling. Law school is enough of a baptism by fire anyway. Law Preview gave me a leg up from the first day.

—Anonymous, John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2010

I thought it did come in handy, I was prepared to understand what a brief was, and while I changed it a bit to suit my own style and the professors recommendations, I wasn't completely in the dark like some people.

—Luke W., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2012

Law Preview gave me a realistic idea of how much work would be required to achieve high grades in law school. I found the introduction to the first-year course work to be extremely beneficial and found myself ahead of some colleagues who did not experience Law Preview.

—Carrie D., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2012

Your class helped me feel prepared for my first semester. Thanks a million

—Emmet P., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2013

Law Preview gave me the tools and structure needed to confidently attack the first semester of law school successfully. While my colleagues were getting their feet wet and struggling with basic requirements of law school that seem incredibly daunting without a sense of what needs to be accomplished, Law Preview gave me the relevant goals so that I could guide my study time more effectively. I have no doubt that law preview was a huge part of my first semester success, a 4.003 gpa, and continue to use the skills that Law Preview has taught me every single day I'm in class or the library. When I feel anxious, I consult the Law Preview guides or my notes from the seminar and am, if not entirely relieved (it's still law school), confident in the fact that my experience is common and reasonable. That allows me to put the worrying out of my mind so I can get back to studying effectively. It is not just a bag of gimmicks or tricks, Law Preview teaches effective study habits unlike those used in undergrad, and methods of breaking down information that provide a deeper and more thorough understanding of the material. There's no single thing that is going to get a person through law school, but having a fundamental understanding of what to expect and skills to absorb material more effectively is an invaluable asset, and one that cannot be fully appreciated until your grades come back. Quite simply the most important course I've taken in my legal education is Law Preview.

—John S., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2014

It helped mentally prepare me for the challenge ahead. It gave me a brief preview of the courses but what really helped was emphasis on the amount of hours that needed to be put in each week. Law Preview got my head in the game.

—Anonymous, John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2014

Law Preview helped me because unlike my classmates, I was not terrified on the first day of classes. I think the head start ultimately helped me to where I am today- ranked near the top of my class. [Ranked #32 out of 344 students after 1L year].

—Angela B., John Marshall Law School—Chicago, Class of 2015

I had been out of school for 4 years when I decided to go to law school, and I was at 5 years out when school actually started. Aside from the LSAT I had not really studied, or used my brain in an academic setting since undergrad. At first I was skeptical when I received info in the mail form Law Preview, after all I was an excellent student so how much help could I really need. The more I thought about it, however, the more I realized that I could use a refresher. As it turned out, Law Preview was the best thing I could have done to prepare for law school. I was a biology major in undergrad, and law school is a whole other world. Maybe there are some undergrad majors that can make the switch to the thought/writing/study style and requirements easily, but I doubt it. There are some books out there that attempt to give you an overview of what to expect, but I can attest that they do not do the job that Law Preview does. I KNOW that I had an advantage over my peers, and it was money well spent

—John S., Lewis and Clark Law School, Class of 2010

I felt more prepared for the work load than my classmates. I was working hard from day one, and by sticking to the Law Preview semester calendar, I was always ahead and finished my outlines by Thanksgiving weekend -- giving me two full weeks to do practice exams, while others were just catching up. Furthermore, the Law Preview overview of each class helped me see the "forest for the trees" when I was swimming in rules, factors, case law and policy arguments. Most of all, Law Preview gave me confidence going into exams that put my mind at ease and allowed me to relax and focus. . . . I also enjoyed getting the alumni email updates with questions from students throughout the semester -- they ensured I was on track, and most of the questions were very relevant and applicable to my experience. . . . Law Preview helped protect my significant investment in law school. In this economy, I knew I needed every advantage I could get, and Law Preview was worth every penny. [Ranked #15 out of 220 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Lewis and Clark Law School, Class of 2014

I felt more prepared than many of my fellow students in the importance of outlining, keeping up with classwork daily, and how to manage my time. I also felt as if the test-taking skills I learned through Law Preview made a substantial impact on my performance on law school tests. While nothing can fully prepare you for the academic rigor and of law school, Law Preview definitely assisted in making my first semester of law school more manageable, less stressful, and gave me the confidence I needed to face the competition amongst my peers and the challenges that law school brought.

—Amy D., Liberty University School of Law, Class of 2012

I had a very successful first semester and achieved many of the goals I set for myself. . .Law Preview gave me a jump-start on law school. I was able to experiment with different approaches to note taking, learn how best to prepare for class, and discover the role I would be comfortable taking in class. When fall semester started I had a plan and I was able to fall into a routine much faster – thanks to Law Preview. The greatest thing I took from Law Preview was an understanding that law school is very personal and a key to success is finding your own approach to studying and sticking to it. There always seems to be more work you can do and a feeling that you’re not doing enough. Law Preview increased my confidence and more importantly opened my eyes to what law school was about. I really think Law Preview made the difference between surviving my first year and excelling at it.

—Jenny P., Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, Class of 2004

I think Law Preview helped me most by simply improving my confidence as I entered my 1L year. Granted, we learned a lot within a week's time, but there was still PLENTY to learn once arriving at school. Where many students were frazzled just getting an idea of what law school was going to take, I had calendars and attack plans to govern how I organized my semester. Therefore, I was able to concentrate on the substantive material while many students were concentrating on how to attack the semester.

—Chelsea G., Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Class of 2013

Law Preview helped prepare me for the general topics that I would encounter as a 1L. It started me off at school knowing how to brief a case, staying ahead in work, and being prepared to participate in classes. Because I followed the suggested calendar, when reading period came around I was studying my outlines, rather than trying to scrape them together.

—Anonymous, Loyola Law School, Class of 2010

I just wanted to thank you guys for the program - as an evening student I was already extremely nervous to tackle classes on top of everything else in life, but I went into my first year focused, ready to analyze and brief cases in a way that I wouldn't have figured out on my own until halfway through the year. A good chunk of cases we read was stuff we'd already covered during the program! Following that great calendar that was sent out to us, I outlined early and was taking practice tests when everyone else was just starting to prepare to outline . . . and now at the end of my first year, I've got a 4.09 GPA and I'm ranked first in my class. You turned a difficult journey into a smooth one and I wanted to thank you!

—Anonymous, Loyola Law School, Class of 2011

Definitely took the edge away. Law Preview helps you to understand the substantive law, but that is not truly its purpose. I feel like it takes the anxiety and the struggle away from the first year of law school. [Ranked top 10% after first semester].

—Anonymous, Loyola Law School, Class of 2012

Law Preview gave me the jump start I needed so that i didn't wasted time trying to "figure out" law school. I walked into class the first day and was miles ahead of my classmates. I was focused on learning from the first moment, not worrying about how to brief a case or wonder what was important. The supplements provided in class also gave me the boost I needed to supplement the text book. Thanks Law Preview! The BEST money I've spent on my education =) I'll recommend you to ALL future law students!

—Ashleigh K., Loyola Law School, Class of 2011

I am currently a 1L at Loyola Law School. I participated in the Law Preview course this past summer in Los Angeles and the course was very influential in my first semester success because it taught me how to approach the material, remain organized and stay one step ahead. While I still experienced the stressful 1L moments, I was never as stressed as my classmates because I had a plan; I knew how to read cases and case brief, I had a week-by-week study guide, I knew to regularly meet with my professors and most importantly I had the tools I needed to confidently approach the legal material in my classes. I strongly believe that it is due to the training, materials and resources provided by Law Preview that I finished my first semester in law school with a 4.0 GPA. Law Preview is designed to show law students what to expect and how to truly excel in law school and I believe that I am an example of that goal. I truly believe in the program and attribute a lot of my first semester success to having the Law Preview advantage.

—Stephanie R., Loyola Law School, Class of 2014

Law Preview let me see how class would work before entering law school. Also, the calendar and schedule developed during Law Preview was critical to my success. [Top 5% after first semester]

—Anonmyous, Loyola Law School, Class of 2015

Law Preview made me feel confident about going into my first semester. Following the schedule was very helpful and it also helped keep the whole experience in perspective.

—Anonymous, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2009

By knowing what the terms meant in property, before they were taught, I was reviewing instead of struggling to learn the material along with the other students. I couldn't have done that without Law Preview. Also, just by knowing how to brief cases and outline, it gave me a heads-up that the other students didn't have, and in law school, every advantage counts.

—Lori S., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview told me what I need to do to succeed. It was a long, tough road, but sticking to a set plan, mainly devised by Law Preview, I did extremely well. Thanks to Law Preview, I am ranked in the top 6% and made it on to Law Journal. Because of my first year success I am currently looking at top firms to interview with in the Fall as part of OCI. Law Preview gave me that extra edge I needed to get to where I am.

—Anonymous, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2009

Before Law Preview, I was inundated with warnings regarding the difficulties associated with being a 1L. It was pretty terrifying and I felt like I was in over my head before class had even started. Through the step-by-step guides for outlining, time management, and (most importantly) briefs and careful readings of cases, I began the semester ahead of the curve and was able to stay there through finals. Lectures by actual law professors demystified law lectures and the Socratic method and gave me great insight into the first year. I attribute most of my success to my hard work, but Law Preview certainly helped teach me where I needed to work hard. [Ranked #7 out of 249 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2010

I felt I was definitely more prepared at the beginning of the semester when a lot of people wondered what a case brief was and what IRAC stood for whereas I could focus on the substantive courses because Law Preview taught me how to approach briefing and exam taking. The exam-taking strategies and advice from the professors were especially helpful. It's like I knew what it took to get an 'A". Thank you [ranked #15 out of 166 after first semester].

—Anonymous, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2011

My Law Preview experienced allowed me to in general be ahead of everyone else in school. I was able to brief cases and outline a lot sooner than most of my classmates which left me a lot of time during finals to concentrate on studying instead of creating study aids, such as outlines. I also learned how to write an exam from law preview, so I was able to feel confident taking practice exams and my actual exams knowing that I wrote an exam the way my law school professors wanted me to.

—Gabriela S., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2013

Thank you so much! My first semester went so great! The semester reaffirmed for me that I definitely want to be a lawyer. Loyola is a great fit for me and the semester was not as scary as many of the rumors I heard may it seem like it was. Law Preview was a big reason why I think the first semester was not as scary as expected because I was able to hit the ground running with my briefs, outlines, and studying, while my other colleagues were still figuring out how to read a case. I was able to come to school having knowledge as to what to expect and it put me at ease and allowed me to concentrate on studying instead of figuring out how to study. I would recommend Law Preview to anyone coming to law school and have already suggested it to some friends of mine that are considering law school.

—Gabriela S., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2013

I absolutely loved Law Preview and it helped me more than I can express. I was so nervous to begin law school but Law Preview helped eliminate all of my fears by exposing me to different areas of the law that I would learn my first year as well as different methods to handle reading and briefing cases, exams, the Socratic Method, time management, and general stress. While on the first day of class many of my peers had never briefed a case, I already felt comfortable doing so. My familiarity with the first year subjects came in handy numerous times during the semester. I felt more confident with my ability to speak up in class and handle the work load. Overall, I am grateful for my Law Preview experience and would strongly recommend it!

—Christina S., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2014

It allowed me to be prepared on the amount of time that I would have to invest into preparing for class and studying for exams. The most valuable tool it gave me was the time management information (ie how long to study each day, when to start outlining, and when to start really studying for exams). Also, it was very useful to know how to read a case and brief it before starting law school.

—Anonymous, Loyola University—New Orleans, School of Law, Class of 2008

[Law Preview] provided insight into how to prep. for class (i.e. brief cases) and format of exams. [It] also, provided helpful insight into the layout of the semester, and how I should organize my schedule to be ready for exams at the end of the semester.

—Anonymous, Loyola University—New Orleans, School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview made me feel more at ease going into the horrible world of law school. . . . I received an honors grade and was in the top 13% of the class. Thanks LP!

—Anonymous, Marquette University Law School, Class of 2009

Not only did Law Preview ease the transition into law school, but it was a continuous online friend to help me get through the entire first year with just the right amount of emails to keep me motivated and on track. The exam tips were extremely useful and I incorporated the advice into several of my exams. Thanks to what I learned from Law Preview, at the end of my first year I was in the top 20% of my class and on the Dean's List.

—Anonymous, Marquette University Law School, Class of 2009

Law Preview helped me feel comfortable and prepared as I entered law school, which helped immensely in my confidence and success my 1L year. Law Preview helped me understand what it took to preform at a top level and what I needed to do to be successful in planning, studying, and taking exams. I can honestly say that Law Preview is a large reason for my success 1L year and I highly recommend it.

—Taylor G., Marquette University Law School, Class of 2015

It was very helpful to know in advance what means of study would work and which alternative methods have less chance of succeeding. A lot of classmates had to try the other avenues for themselves (to their detriment) - while I had someone give me the recipe ahead of time. The key skill-set we learned at Law Preview was setting a work schedule that was demanding yet realistic at the same time. Many of my peers simply got lost in the overwhelming workload. Also, Don framed the bigger picture of law school and the entry into the legal profession. That was motivating on the one hand while it also served as warning.

—Valentin L., Mercer University—Walter F. George School of Law, Class of 2010

It was good coming into law school with an idea of what to expect. Aside from being familiar with some of the substantive material covered in class first semester, it was helpful knowing what to expect from the law school experience. There were multiple occasions during the semester when I found myself looking back on the notes I had taken at law preview for clarification on different things. All in all Law Preview was a great experience [ranked #25 out of 144 after first semester].

—Anonymous, Mercer University—Walter F. George School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview gave me the foundation I needed to attack the law school challenge at its onset. It was very refreshing to read cases that I had already read before or to hear terms in class that I already knew. I followed much of Law Preview's advice as far as staying on top of things and continuing daily class preparation. I ended up in the top 15% of my class, and I am very happy about how things turned out. I will continue to use the lessons Law Preview taught me in the upcoming semester, and I am hopeful for an equally satisfying second semester.

—Anonymous, Mercer University—Walter F. George School of Law, Class of 2011

I attended your course at NYU last August and currently attend Michigan State University. I am at the top of my class and things are looking good for Law Review. . . . The Law Preview course helped out tremendously in achieving academic success during my first year. . . . Thank you very much for your work.

—John I., Michigan State University—Detroit College of Law, Class of 2005

Law Preview gave me a head start on the competition [ranked #4 out of 85 students].

—Anonymous, Michigan State University—Detroit College of Law, Class of 2011

The Chicago Law Preview course prepared me how to study right and stay on track during my first year. Finishing my 1L year in the top 10% of my class was something I could not have done without working hard and following the guidelines given to me in the Law Preview course. Now, going into my 2L year, I have a foundation of great grades and am confident I will be able to get the job I want after graduation.

—Chris E., Michigan State University—Detroit College of Law, Class of 2012

I wanted to follow up with you about a phone conversation we had a few months ago about my transfer options from Michigan State Law. I've been accepted at Tulane and William and Mary, and waitlisted at Georgetown--my final GPA from 1L was 3.8. I'm leaning toward William and Mary, and I wanted to thank you for the invaluable advice and confidence you gave me. I hardly anticipated the personal attention I received, but I am very grateful for it! Please feel free to include this as a testimonial in any of your company's promotional materials: Law Preview rocks!

—Anonymous, Michigan State University—Detroit College of Law, Class of 2013
(transferred to William & Mary Law School)

Law Preview is both a wake-up call and a road map to success in your first year of law school. I received personal attention and exposure to many of the fundamental concepts of my 1L courses. Law Preview not only prepared me to excel, it also gave me the confidence to face an otherwise daunting first year. I finished my first year in the top 10% of my class and will transfer to a higher ranked law school in the fall. Thank you, Law Preview! [Ranked #20 out of 269 students].

—Anonymous, Michigan State University—Detroit College of Law, Class of 2013

I felt one step ahead of my peers because of what I learned in Law Preview. It equipped me with the basic tools to succeed in my first year of law school so that I already knew how to approach cases and exams before the semester started.

—Sarah H., Michigan State University—Detroit College of Law, Class of 2014

I have no doubt that Law Preview was instrumental to my success during my first semester in Law School. On the very first day, I was already ahead of my classmates because I had an idea of what to expect, I had briefed cases, and I had received pointers from other people who had done very well themselves. Largely because of my decision to participate in Law Preview, I finished my first semester ranking 9th out of 208 students, receiving the highest grade in three of my courses, with a GPA of 3.80/4.00.

—Robert P., Mississippi College School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview was crucial to my approach to taking exams. I honestly don't know how I would have been able to tackle the exams at all without the guidance I received during the law preview class. It really gives you an inside look at a lot of the ways you should prepare for class that many other students will not know, giving you the edge you need.

—Anonymous, New England School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview was the 'Dummies Guide to Law School' that I really needed. While the classes themselves helped give me a brief substantive overview, it was the organizational and study skills that I really appreciated. I was always prepared for class with the 2 day ahead approach but more importantly I was prepared for my exams because I had been studying all along and using the best study tools out there. Don kept telling us that everyone in our classes were going to know the exact same law going into the exam, but what was going to separate us from the rest of them was that we were going to know how to apply it because we hadn't just been memorizing. Instead, we had been learning it, working with it, and wrestling with it from week one because of all the skills and techniques we learned from Law Preview.

—Emily H., New England School of Law, Class of 2013

I can honestly say that I do not think I would be where I'm at without Law Preview's help. Not only did I have an opportunity to begin learning about basic law school concepts months before my other classmates, but I learned these concepts from highly-regarded professors from across the country. Law Preview further helped me shift my brain to "law school mode." With the cost of tuition on the rise, Law Preview served as an "insurance policy" to make sure I was heading off to law school well-prepared. I think Law Preview really helped me have a confident mindset before the semester even began; instead of drowning in a sea of homework and confusion, I have been able to navigate through the rigors of law school from Day One. I feel that I could not have done this without Law Preview. [Ranked #13 after 1L year.]

—Michael D., New England School of Law, Class of 2014
(transferred to Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)

Law Preview was a constant reminder that I had the tools to succeed and the reminder emails really helped keep me on track.

—Tajah R., New England School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview provided me a substantial and invaluable edge in law school during the first semester of my 1L year. One of the best takeaways was being able to efficiently and effectively case brief from the start of classes. Most of my peers struggled with this skill and it had a noticeable effect on their ability to understand and apply the law.

—Jordan H., New England School of Law, Class of 2016

I was in a summer session for your Law Preview course which helped me with my first semester so much. I received three As and one A- resulting in a 3.92 GPA. Thanks again for all your help and advice. I really think that it is a great and very unselfish thing to teach the Law Preview course and I wish you the best of luck with it.

—Ann B., New York Law School, Class of 2004

I am currently ranked #11 in my class and I attribute a lot of my success to your course. I found Law Preview to be an extremely informative and educational experience. As a result of attending this program, I felt better prepared for the rigors of the first year curriculum and the competition that accompanies it. I highly recommend Law Preview to any 1L!

—Amy F., New York Law School, Class of 2003

[Law Preview] helped me realize how to pay attention to the important issues in the case and to make sure you know exactly WHY you are reading each specific case.

—Anonymous, New York Law School, Class of 2008

Law Preview gave me a fantastic jump on law school. I came in knowing exactly what I was supposed to be doing outside of class - something that, I think, took most students several weeks to figure out. I ended up in the top 10% of my class and received the highest grade in my section in Property. Law Preview was definitely a great investment.

—Jaime S., New York Law School, Class of 2008

Law Preview gave me the ability to visualize the first year unfold before it took place, it helped me focus my energies on tasks that were the most important, it allowed me to elminnate distractions that can cost the typical 1L study time and energy, and it helped me mainatin a positive mindset throughout the first-year grind. Perhaps most imporatantly, it helped me relax during the first few weeks because I knew the fundamental first year skills while my classmates spent their time in trial by fire. I knew what I expected of myself, what my goals were, and the ways to begin to achieve those goals.

—Matthew C., New York Law School, Class of 2008

After first semester I have a 3.75 and, although they do not tell us our rank, I suspect it is in the top 3%. The curve here is a b-. Also, I earned an A+ in torts.

—Anonymous, New York Law School, Class of 2009

I definately let me hit the ground running. From a strategic standpoint, knowing when to start preparing for finals and how to go about it set me apart from my class. My essays were written very clearly and the ideas I expressed were what the professor expected and more because of how I handled the entire semester and not the last 3 weeks as my colleagues did.

—Stuart B., New York Law School, Class of 2009

Law preview was a great head start for acclimating to the daily assignments and in particular briefing cases. I also found the handouts useful during the semester as I tried to stay organized and prepare for exams. . . . I had to take a week off from work to attend Law Preview so the cost to attend in my case was far more than the tuition. This begs the questions, was it worth it? The answer is, "yes, absolutely." I would take the Law Preview Course if I had to do it over again and I would recommend it to other students preparing to enter law school.

—Scott T., New York Law School, Class of 2009

My school did not rank after the first semester.; however, I had a 3.85 GPA, which should place me inside the top 10% and I am pre-affiliated with the Honors and Law Review programs. The most important thing that Law Preview helped me with was giving me confidence as I entered law school. Confidence is very importance, although I have come to realize having some fear and humility is also very important. By exposing me to materials and a style of work/studying that I had never before experienced, I was able to avoid becoming overwhelmed and get to work on my classes right away.

—Anonymous, New York Law School, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped me feel comfortable going into school. I knew the tasks that were ahead of me and how best to handle them. I understood how to brief, how to organize a study schedule, and some of the basic premises of core courses that allowed me to be able to focus my studying and class preparation more efficiently. Furthermore, Law Preview simply provides students with confidence which, especially during the first semester, is lacking because no feedback is received (except in Legal Writing) until January. I do not know my current class rank because my school does not rank after the first semester, but I finished with a 3.69 and Law Preview played a large role in my first semester success.

—Raymond G., New York Law School, Class of 2011

Most importantly, Law Preview helped me understand what to expect. This, I think, is the most helpful part of Law Preview. As LP alums, we had a head start in having seen and heard terms that our classmates didn't. We had the benefit of knowing not only what a case brief was, for example, but how to write one up.

—Jonathan W., New York Law School, Class of 2011

Law Preview was very helpful. I heavily relied on Don's advice concerning my study schedule, not sweating over a summer internship, and also exam tactics. It was also helpful having the overview of courses. Law Preview gave me an idea of what to expect and confidence . . . I think it was a perfect program. I was skeptical about spending $1,000 on it, but it turned out to be worth every penny.

—Stephen W., New York Law School, Class of 2011

Law Preview gave me a wonderful and literal preview of the doctrines, precedents and methods to expect in law school, bolstering and reigniting my passion for Law as an institution-and further dissuaded me of any fears I may have had about the horrors of 1L. The pace was somewhat grueling, but, well worth it-a good way to prepare for the grind of law school. . . . Special thanks to Professor Martin Flaherty and Professor Alexandra Lahav for Con. Law and Civ. Pro.

—Joseph S., New York Law School, Class of 2012

Law Preview completely prepared me for what was to come. It taught me exactly how to study in order to succeed and gave me tips along the way. Nothing came as a surprise, due to my Law Preview experience, which not only helped boost my confidence, but ensured that I was doing everything I needed to do in order to reach my desired outcome.

—Laurel F., New York Law School, Class of 2012

Law preview was definitely useful in that it stressed the rigors of the first semester to the point that I was prepared. By preparing me for what was to come, as well as setting out effective tips for study and work habits, I was able to to focus on the work itself by adopting what I had learned in Law Preview rather than waste time developing my own strategy. The schedule plan laid out by Law Preview allowed me to achieve academic success during my first semester.

—Joshua V., New York Law School, Class of 2013

I felt much more prepared for the experience. I was already briefing and trying to understand the true context rather than just trying to figure out which was way up, as many of my colleagues were. It was much easier to decipher an opinion after Law Preview. It also helped helped me see the larger picture regarding outlining and seeing the finish line.

—Anonymous, New York Law School, Class of 2013

I am unaware of my rank but I received a 3.78 this semester!!!! Law Preview was AMAZING...I don't think I would have been nearly as prepared for the challenges that I was going to face without this course (as well as another prep course that my law school offered). I would recommend Law Preview to each and every person entering law school! The best $1300 I've ever spent.

—Xan M., New York Law School, Class of 2013

I had been out of school for 15 years, so LP gave me a good look at what I would be facing as well as techniques for studying and keeping up that I had lost since being out of school. The classes gave me an understanding of each course as whole, which helped a great deal in keeping a big picture in mind once I started law school. I managed to keep my head above the minutae, which is very easy to get lost in. The professors I was lucky enough to get at my LP week were phenomenal and it was so great to be introduced to the law by people who clearly loved what they did. It was not easy. It was one of the most intellectually challenging experiences I've ever had, but it made my entry into law school almost seamless and even as I am entering my 2nd semester, I am ever grateful I took it.

—Petal H., New York Law School, Class of 2013

Thanks for your tips, advice, and class. It gave me the tremendous advantage of foresight, the knowledge of how to prepare for my first year, and the grave consequences of the alternative.

—Chris W., New York Law School, Class of 2013

Because law school was somewhat of a last minute decision for me at the end of college, I had no idea what to expect. Law Preview completely changed that. Not only did it give me a little taste of what to expect substantively in classes like Torts and Contracts, but more importantly it geared me towards a year of very hard work and dedication. I can easily say that if it were not for Law Preview I probably would have entered law school with a similar attitude as college, but after taking the week of classes with Law Preview I had a much better idea of how many hours I would have to work a week, what the workload would look like, and what my timeline and goals should look like for the first semester, not to mention how to brief a case. I actually ended up using the Law Preview case brief outline for the entire year (and will continue to use it for the next two years) and felt that I was always extremely prepared for class. Overall, I think it was a great program and I am really glad I participated in it. [Ranked #13 out of 484 students at the end of 1L year].

—Anonymous, New York Law School, Class of 2013

It helped to know right away the type of questions I would be asked and what to take away from the cases I had to read. [Ranked #11 out of 484 students at the end of 1L year].

—Anonymous, New York Law School, Class of 2013

I do not get my class rank until the end of the year, but my GPA is currently 4.07. After attending law preview, I felt still felt nervous, but very prepared for school.I liked that I already had a "plan of attack" before even starting. I definitively felt much more prepared than my classmates.

—Anonymous, New York Law School, Class of 2014

Law Preview is a must for anyone who wants to excel in law school. The legal market is in bad shape and students going to a lower tier school need to place near the top in order to stand out to future employers. Law Preview gives you the tools you need to excel. I was able to come into first year with a plan. While everyone else got hit by the Mac truck that is first year, I was cruising in the HOV lane to success. In fact, I did so well that I was able to transfer from a T3 school to a T1 Top 20 school. I could not have done it with out Law Preview. Having a clear plan of attack is the key to success in Law School. The informational sessions on how to budget time, when to outline, and how to succeed on exams were helpful throughout the year. Thanks Law Preview!

—Steven L., New York Law School, Class of 2014
(transferred to George Washington University Law School)

I attended your July session at NYU and just completed my first semester at NY Law School, I wanted to let you know that Law Preview provided me tools necessary to post a 4.11 (A+ in Contracts, A in Torts and A in Legal Practice) going to school part time and working full time. Your methods allowed me to do minimal "crunchtime" studying for that midterm and post the highest grades on both assignments. Thank you from someone who has never held a 4.0 in his life!

—Adam G., New York Law School, Class of 2016

Prior to attending law school, I had been working for a few years. Law Preview helped prepare me for going back to school. In particular, I appreciated the classes on time management and study skills. Law Preview put me in the right mindset to succeed in law school. [Ranked #51 out of 292 students after 1L year].

—Anonymous, New York Law School, Class of 2015

I was better prepared for class because I had a better handle on how to do my homework. I was also able to easily structure my outlines and began outlining from the beginning, rather than waiting towards the end, like a lot of my colleagues.

—Natalie L., New York Law School, Class of 2015

My academic performance as a 1L earned me a spot on the NYU Law Review (where I'm now serving as an Executive Editor) and I truly believe that I couldn't have done it without your course. Thanks Law Preview!

—Sally K., New York University School of Law, Class of 2001

Thanks to Law Preview, my first semester classes felt like a continuation, rather than a beginning. It was the single most important thing I did to bridge the gap between college and law school. . . . I definitely recommend it!

—Gerald K., New York University School of Law, Class of 2001

Although NYU doesn't rank students, I ended the year with a 3.68 GPA, which means I'm in the top few percent (I'm guessing top 2-3%, since there are only around 10 students out of a class of about 450 with a 3.7 or above). One of my professors emailed to tell me I wrote the best exam in her class this spring. How did Law Preview help? Substantively, I don't think it helped that much, just because each class is really what the professor designs it to be, not some core of legal knowledge. However, I do think it was extremely helpful psychologically -- I took law school seriously from the get-go, didn't get behind with reading/ outlining, and had the motivation and stamina (and luck) to do very well, receiving three A's (out of six grades) in my first year. I'm guessing Law Preview is a self-selected group; that is, people who are gung-ho enough to take a class the summer before law school are the same people who are really driven to study hard and do well. I do think that the exam-taking strategies class was extremely helpful -- this is how I approached law school exams and I ended up doing very well. The research/ writing class was probably not quite as helpful, since this is something that takes practice and experience, but it was certainly instructive as an overview. Overall, I wouldn't ascribe my success solely to Law Preview, but I do think it helped calm me down and get me off on the right foot from the very beginning of the year; and it definitely helped when it came to exams. Now that the first year is over, I'm waiting to hear about journals in a few weeks (fingers crossed), and as a result of my GPA, I will have my pick of firms.

—Anonymous, New York University School of Law, Class of 2008

[Law Preview] helped me understand that you need to hit the ground running. it is important to put serious time in and start outlining as soon as possible. While I didnt necessarily follow the advice to a tee, I was happy with how I did and apprecaited getting into the 1st year law school mentality as soon as possible. It really is crazy how much first year matters!!

—Anonymous, New York University School of Law, Class of 2008

I think it made me feel more prepared and comfortable about coming to a top-five law school from a no-name undergraduate school. And I think it was actually quite helpful to have an overall road map of each first year course sort of in the back of your mind. But to tell you the truth, I think what people get out of it most is all the anecdotes and the advice about law firms, journals, groups, exams, etc that just make you feel less confused and more geared up and prepared for the coming year.

—Anonymous, New York University School of Law, Class of 2009

Good overview of course topics, however Law Preview most importantly provided a great intro. to the homework and readings that you will face. It was friendly introduction to the Socratic method, and a great confidence boost going into the semester.

—Jascha C., New York University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview really helped me prepare for my first year of law school. Going into NYU Law, I was a bit nervous; I had heard about how daunting the first year of law school could be and had no idea what I was getting myself into. Law Preview really exposed me to what to expect during my first year and how best to schedule my time, organize myself, and maintain a calm composure that really helped me not only succeed in my first year of law school but enjoy my time. I think that is perhaps the most important part -- beyond succeeding in school -- is learning how best to enjoy it. Having been introduced to and somewhat familiar with the first year curriculum and having experienced the amazing faculty that the Law Preview program offers, I really got to enjoy my first year in ways that my peers did not.

—Alex, New York University School of Law, Class of 2012

It provided a good idea of what to expect. Nothing is as good as actually going through the real experience but it provided a template by which a student feels comfortable following in what can be a sea of uncertainty.

—Anonymous, New York University School of Law, Class of 2014

HUGELY beneficial, particular in terms of time management and expectations. I remained much calmer during finals than my peers did and it showed in my grades!

—Anonymous, New York University School of Law, Class of 2014

In addition to giving me an idea of the subject matter and topics discussed in each first year class, it helped to alleviate my apprehension about beginning classes and nervousness about the Socratic method.

—Anonymous, New York University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview made me much more focused and gave me a framework through which to approach law school.

—Michael B., New York University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview was a great way of gaining a big picture perspective of 1L courses, which was often easily overlooked in the courses themselves. The advice I received from Law Preview gave me an advantage in understanding how cases should be briefed, how to study for finals, and what outlines should be like before any of my classmates did. I highly recommend this course to 1Ls who are anxious about what law school is like - it really kept me from stressing out too much.

—Bianca W., New York University School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview taught me to effectively prepare for class discussion, helped me organize my study schedule, and calmed my nerves before the semester began.

—Anonymous, New York University School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview helped me adjust my expectations of law school. Before the first class, I was far better prepared than other students. While my classmates were adjusting to new schedules and strategies, I was already committed to a study schedule, I knew how to effectively brief a case, and I was already introduced to each of my first year subjects. Other students were convinced that I had attended law school previously! Law Preview undoubtedly contributed to my success in my first year. I finished in the top ten of my class, and I clerked for a Court of Appeals judge this summer. I am so convinced of the effectiveness of Law Preview, I'm taking a week off work this summer to act as a student assistant for Law Preview. Thanks, Don, for your commitment to helping law students become better students, and better lawyers!

—Donald T., North Carolina Central University School of Law, Class of 2010

The Law Preview course definitely gave me an edge in my first semester classes. I went in to each class having a general idea of what to expect and how to consider the material presented. The amount of information thrown at us could get so overwhelming at times, but with my notes from Law Preview I was able to focus on what was most relevant. The exam taking tips were very helpful as well. They helped me organize my exam preparation materials and manage my time while taking the exams. My school provides written evaluations rather than grades but I got the equivalent of A- in three of my four classes. In the fourth, I got the equivalent of an A. Based on my performance, I have already been hired by a judge for the summer!

—Anonymous, Northeastern University School of Law, Class of 2009

I got the most from experiencing different professors and from thinking about how I might personally go about analyzing the law. Even though I don't do everything the way that Law Preview recommended, it was good to have a sense of where to begin. It was a worthwhile investment, even though I go to a school with no grades or rankings.

—Anonymous, Northeastern University School of Law, Class of 2013

My school does not rank students, and does not give grades; we are given detailed evaluations that help us determine how well we did on our exams, as well as give more context to our academic achievement for future employers. Law Preview was undoubtedly responsible for helping me secure excellent evaluations my first year, which equate to A-level grades. I already had a firm grasp of the important topics in each doctrinal course, had prepared a set study plan for final exams before arriving on campus, and knew how to use my professors as resources both in and out of the classroom. Without the focused, intensive preparation I went through with Law Preview, I likely wouldn't have been as successful. In addition, because I was awarded a Law Preview scholarship from a top law firm, I now have contacts with whom I plan to network when it comes time for summer associate applications. This wouldn't have been possible without Law Preview's incredible program. I highly recommend Law Preview to every incoming 1L.

—Emma H., Northeastern University School of Law, Class of 2015

I am writing to thank you for the wonderful experience your Law Preview course offers. . . . I have been away from a formal curriculum for 25 years while practicing surgery and your introduction to the first year of law school was exactly what I needed. As I look at my classmates, I see mid-semester panic starting to set in. Thanks to you, I am not in that situation. . . . I'll always recommend you very highly and thank you again.

—Dr. David P., Northern Illinois University College of Law, Class of 2003

I would absolutely suggest Law Preview to any student about to enter law school, especially if you are looking to end your 1L year at the top of your class. When all of my classmates were confused on how to study for class, prepare outlines, or write exam answers, Law Preview was my guide. I felt comfortable and prepared going into exam time, and without Law Preview, I know this could NOT have been possible. Law Preview gave me a huge advantage over other students in my class. Further, I was able to have in-depth analysis and discussions with professors about our case material since I had already encountered it during Law Preview. I owe my successful 1L year, and a shot at transferring to a top-25 law school, to Don and the distinguished professors at the program. Law Preview is the best preparation any student could do before entering law school. Thank you!!! [Ranked #4 out of 126 students after the 1L year].

—Anonymous, Northern Illinois University College of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview prepared me in all aspects of first year courses, and provided pertinent background information and strategies that guided me through my 1L year. [Ranked #25 out of 100 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Northern Illinois University College of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview mentally prepared for the challenge that was ahead. It taught me early that I had to do a lot of preparation and work a little harder than I worked in college.

—Anonymous, Northwestern University School of Law, Class of 2014

It helped me prepare quite a bit, i had my strategy already determined and set when classes started. Briefing cases helped me stay organized and on top of my work.

—Anonymous, Northwestern University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me confidence going in to the first few weeks of school. I had a study plan in place before classes began, so I didn't waste valuable time trying to figure out what I should be doing. It also gave me a frame of reference for the doctrinal underpinnings of certain courses - allowing me to relate material to overarching course themes earlier than would have otherwise been possible.

—Anonymous, Northwestern University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview was a great experience that introduced me to how 1L law school classes work. I met a lot of great people, including some of my future classmates, and when I got to material that I had covered in Law Preview during the course of my 1L year I felt like I already had a strong grasp of it.

—Anonymous, Northwestern University School of Law, Class of 2015

I was more prepared.

—Anonymous, Northwestern University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me a good preview of the intensity with which a first-year law student should approach law school.

—Sterling W., Northwestern University School of Law, Class of 2016

I loved it! [Law Preview] made me feel much more confident in class and studying!

—Katherine M., Notre Dame Law School, Class of 2011

Law Preview played a large part in my success during my first year. The program benefited me in several ways. It provided an accurate experience of what law school classes are like. For me, this was extremely helpful. My background is in science and I had been out of school for seven years before going back to law school. I was also unsure about how good of a fit law school would be for me, so Law Preview was a way for me try it out before quitting my job and taking on student loan debt. Law school is a stressful experience, and any way you can find to reduce that stress gives you an advantage. Some people in my class were overwhelmed and felt lost after the first week of school because they didn't know how to read or brief cases. The reading assignments and case briefs I did for Law Preview helped me hit the ground running when school started and gave me an advantage over a lot of my classmates. Most importantly, it gave me confidence that law school was a good fit for me, which helped me fully commit to it. One of the keys to success in law school is finding a work schedule that allows you to complete your assigned readings and start preparing early for finals. The most beneficial part of Law Preview for me was that it provided a proven schedule for managing the heavy workload. I would have been lost without this schedule. It helped me stay on track throughout the semester and gave me an idea of when I needed to start my outlines for each class. Some people in my class waited until November or later to start their outlines. You can't do that in law school. There is just too much information to process. Closely following the schedule Law Preview provided gave me significantly more time to prepare for finals than many of my classmates. This advantage was crucial in helping me excel in my classes. The post-program support provided by Law Preview also helped me to stay on track. Throughout the first semester, Don sent emails reminding alumni where we should be in terms of preparation and provided tips for succeeding on law school exams. Again, law school is all about finding ways to gain an advantage and these tips definitely helped. The thing that impressed me most, though, was that Don made himself available to alumni by email or phone after the program ended. During the first semester, I emailed Don about 6 weeks before finals starting to make sure I wasn't too far behind on my preparation. He suggested we schedule a time to talk on the phone and we ended up speaking for 20 minutes about where I was and what I needed to do. He also convinced me to use the Law-in-a-Flash flashcards to prepare for my exams. I was concerned about the cost, but he assured me they were worthwhile. He was right. They were great and helped me excel at spotting issues on my exams. This type of individual feedback and support that Don provided is simply not available in law school. Having access to it gave me a definite advantage in preparing for finals. . . . Law school is expensive and you might be concerned about adding to that cost by signing up for Law Preview. I completely understand and had the same concerns. Ultimately, I chose to look at Law Preview as an investment, and it has really paid off for me. My law school doesn't post individual class rankings, but I finished significantly above the class average first semester and did even better second semester. I owe a lot of my success to the preparation and support I received from Law Preview. For most people, attending law school is a $100k-180k investment. You wouldn't invest that much money in the stock market without doing research and preparation to increase your odds of success. Law Preview is a proven way to increase your of odds of achieving a significant return on your investment in law school by earning high grades during your crucial 1L year. Given the current legal job market, you need to give yourself every advantage you can.

—Anonymous, Notre Dame Law School, Class of 2011

Great overview of the subject matter covered. Also instilled in me an internal clock/checklist so that I had a sense of where I needed to be--in terms of final exam preparation-- during the course of the semester.

—Anonymous, Notre Dame Law School, Class of 2012

I was able to get into Northwestern and Cornell as a transfer. Will be attending Cornell Law School in the fall. Could not have done it without Law Preview. Money well spent.

—Bradley B., Notre Dame Law School, Class of 2014
(transferred to Cornell University Law School)

Notre Dame does not rank, but I received a 3.756. Law Preview allowed me to walk into all of my doctrinal classes already knowing all of the big picture ideas that you want to have a handle on by the end of the semester. It helped immensely in outlining to already know what you're expected to understand as the big picture of the topic. It was great to hit the ground running at the beginning of the semester. Classmates were focusing on how to brief or the vocabulary of law cases and I was already outlining. I knew what questions to ask and when to ask them. Most importantly, I feel Law Preview gave me confidence that I could handle the material. There was never a doubt in my mind that I could understand the big ideas because I had already known them for months.

—Arielle S., Notre Dame Law School, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me an overview of the courses I would study, giving me a leg up in understanding what I needed to get out of my classroom experience in order to succeed. The tips for studying for law school exams also ensured my success. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to succeed in a competitive legal environment.

—Jackie M., Notre Dame Law School, Class of 2015

Law preview did a great job of preparing me for the first few days of class and the exams at the end. That's critically important, since those are the two worst times for law students. While fellow students were confused and shocked the first few days with no idea what to do, I already had a study and outline plan ready to go. When the exams came, I had seen them before and discussed them at Law Preview, and nothing was different. There were no shocks, I felt completely prepared, and grabbed a number of A's that I fully believe I would not have gotten without Law Preview.

—Eric N., Notre Dame Law School, Class of 2016

I attended the NY session last year and wanted to give you an update.. . . Once regular classes ended, I was unsure how to switch over to exam mode so I called you for advice. You calmed my nerves and got me back on the right track. I am happy to tell you I graded on to Law Review. Additionally, I received the highest grade on my legal writing brief, which earned me a spot on Moot Court. . . . Thanks again for all your help.

—Richard D., Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2004

3.5 -- Including two As!!! That was my GPA after completing my first semester of law school. Thanks to Law Preview I was able to accomplish what I wanted when I began school; I am at the top of my class and have been invited to join the Law Review. After taking your course, I was relaxed and confident when I entered law school, and I had a clear direction on how to attack my first semester. Most students fail to realize that once they enter law school EVERYONE is on equal ground, regardless of their background. . . . Law Preview provided me with an excellent foundation for law school and I highly recommend the program to anyone who has high aspirations of succeeding in law school . . . Thank you guys for helping me achieve my goals.

—Christine R., Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2003

[Law Preview] instilled importance of briefing cases, not just book briefing, to make sure I really understood the case; how critical it is to stay on top of the work and studying and not to leave it all until the reading period [rank #11 out of 259].

—Anonymous, Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2009

As a single parent of two preschoolers, I knew that going to law school 10 years later than my classmates would present a number of opportunitites and pose a number of challenges, mainly the fact that I hadn't been in "study mode" for quite some time and was out of practice with the academic routine. I went to Law Preview to get myself back in the academic mindset. Law Preview mainly scared the hell out of me with the advice to study 12 hours per day, every day, if I wanted to be at the top of my class. While I thought this figure was overkill (11 hours was plenty for me), I am grateful for the advice because it underscored how competitive law school is and how much material there is to absorb and master in a short period of time. The good study habits begun in Law Preview served me well: I graded onto Law Review, made Moot Court, and earned the highest grade award in three classes.

—Laura C., Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2009

As a single mother of a preschool child and returning student, Law Preview enabled me to determine what the essential skills needed to get through law school were. My goal, unlike many colleagues, was not to make the top 10%, although Law Preview provided me with those skills. I made the choice to put in the work necessary to keep me going through school with an average GPA, while making time for what was just as important--raising a precocious 5 year old. I learned to prioritize my time, 'clear the deck' before school began, and was given an edge in learning how to brief cases. I am now a rising 2L with a judicial internship and 2 additional second year courses already under my belt based on summer school. I would not have been as prepared to get through law school without Law Preview, and I recommend the course to any nontraditional (if there is such a thing) law student.

—Deborah S., Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2010

I do not think I will ever be able to know how much Law Preview has helped me. It was by far the best investment I could have ever asked for. I would recommend it to anyone that is going to law school. I continue to step back and think, wow, I wonder where I would be without that class. It was just very eye opening and helpful in my first semester. I enjoyed the non-scary professors as a mini-icebreaker to the class. I also found all the tips very helpful. I may not remember all the terms that we discussed or went over, but I am familiar with the topics and this helps tremendously to get my arms around each class. Thanks again

—Lauren H., Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2011

I feel that Law Preview set me apart from the rest of the class because I knew what to expect before I even started school. Many of the cases we read and briefed for class I had already an understanding of because we had gone over them in Law Preview. It also helped me with time management and balancing all the work that is expected during first year. I felt more comfortable starting law school because I knew what I was about to encounter. I am in the top 1% of first year class and I strongly believe it was due in part to the skills I learned through Law Preview [ranked #3 out of 317 after first semester]. I would high recommend law preview to anyone entering law school.

—Anonymous, Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2011

Law Preview allowed me to enter law school with far head and better prepared than my classmates. [Ranked #58 out of 278 students after 1L year].

—Anonymous, Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2014

Law Preview helped me gain the skills that were necessary to begin law school on the right foot so that at the end of the semester I was not playing catch up. I learned how to read and brief cases, which was crucial throughout my first year. By briefing every case throughout the first semester especially, I was not worried about being called on in class and I was actively learning and hardly studied for my first semester exams and ended up ranked number one in the class after the first semester. I made the decision to attend law school at the last minute of my college career with no idea of what I was really in for, and I attribute my success to Law Preview. Don really emphasized what it would take to succeed, stressing the importance of briefing cases, and I believe that was the ultimate key to my success. Furthermore, the test taking skills really put me at an advantage, knowing what was going to be expected on exams, I knew how gauge my studies throughout the semester. [Ranked #2 out of 273 after the 1L year].

—Anonymous, Nova Southeastern University—Shepard Broad Law Center, Class of 2014
(transferred to Florida State University College of Law)

I graded on! I attended the Chicago session last summer. I was awfully apprehensive about starting law school at age 52, competing with kids who hadn't started becoming senile yet. The course gave both the skills I needed and the confidence to hit the ground running. I've actually enjoyed my first year at Ohio Northern, and the invitation to join Law Review was such a thrill. Thanks for your help.

—Peg S., Ohio Northern University—Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Class of 2005

Law Preview made me feel much more confident about facing my first semester of law school. It taught me how to prepare for class, review materials, and study for exams. I credit Law Preview with helping me to place in the top 10% of my class after the first semester.

—Catherine L., Ohio Northern University—Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Class of 2009

I want to thank you for creating the Law Preview course. I know and can say without a doubt that the Law Preview class is responsible for me being in the position that I am today. I received the best grades that I have every received in school… EVER. I believe that this is because the Law Preview class provided me with a basic understanding of each of the major courses, but more importantly informed me of the amount of work that would be required. Further, the course provided a game plan that was easy to follow and has been proven to work. Had the course not stress the importance of reading and briefing every case assigned and to start studying early, I probably would have simply cut corners and would have been only hurting myself and would be deep in the 1L pack. Yet, because of the course I am out in front of the pack hoping to extend my lead even further in the spring semester. I have been able to create a nice safety net, which will relieve the anxiety, for keeping my scholarship and have positioned myself to be eligible to receive more. Further, I made the dean’s list. I cannot even adequately express my thanks for creating this course. [Ranked #4 out of 118 students].

—Paul H., Ohio Northern University—Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview was awesome! I learned how to prepare for class, study for exams, and take exams. The semester calendar was invaluable.

—Anonymous, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2011

I am a 1L at The Ohio State Moritz College of Law. I just wanted to let you know. Law Preview was AWESOME! I received a cumulative average of 95.8 the first semester, when the top 15% of my class starts at about a 92.4. (For some reason, for the first time this year, they didn't break the grades down any further than the top 15%) I can say with full confidence that if it wasn't for Law Preview, I would likely be in the 88-90 range at the most. Your class was worth twice what I paid for it. I seriously give credit to Law Preview for giving me the tools to get A's instead of B's. My goal has changed at law school from wanting to be in the top 10% to wanting to be #1 in my class at the end of this year. Thanks!

—Anonymous, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me confidence and eliminated many of my pre-law school anxiety, exposed me to several cases we studied, and gave me an overview of subjects that allowed me to start with a big picture understanding. [Ranked 6 out of 223].

—Anonymous, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Class of 2012

It was so useful, even though the learning curve was still steep during the first semester I knew where it was going and what my goals should be. I gave it 200% and I was proud of my first semester grades and I look forward to doing even better this semester!

—Jeannine C., Pace University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview helped me establish a framework and plan of attack for managing the work of being a law student. It prepared me to know what to expect and how to think about how what I was learning fit into exams.

—Justin W., Pace University School of Law, Class of 2016

I finished 2nd out of 170 students in the second semester at the Dickinson School of Law, and number 11 overall. Law Preview definitely helped me to adopt the correct mind-set for Law School. Applying the lessons outlined during the course of the week throughout the year enabled me to achieve great results. Thanks a lot!

—Alex W., Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, Class of 2007

kay, so you took the LSAT and made it to law school. What now? Well, few students realize that what is even more important than your LSAT score is your first year GPA. Your first year GPA is essential to getting that coveted high-paying summer internship following your second year in law school, which in turn sets you up for a six figure salary following graduation. Additionally, a high first year GPA can also qualify you to transfer to a higher-ranked law school, which essentially negates a low LSAT score and increases your chances of employment following graduation. But that is easier said than done. The truth is, one needs a leg up on the competition. For me, that was Law Preview. I was an engineer in undergrad and did not do that well on the LSAT. However, Law Preview helped me learn the skills I needed to learn, and put together a plan of attack for my first year. I ended my first year of law school ranked in the top 5% of my class, which lead to me transferring from Penn State to UC Davis (at the time, it was a jump from #92 to #32). Not only that, but because of my stellar first year grades, I was able to land that high-paying summer internship as well. Without the help of Law Preview, I definitely would not have experienced such success. Furthermore, the faculty and students were great, and I still keep in touch with many of them. It is a unique experience that I would recommend to any future law student. With the help of Law Preview, you WILL succeed in law school!

—Teddie H., Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, Class of 2010
(transferred to University of California, Davis School of Law)

I believe Law Preview helped me a lot once I was in law school. I don't know my class rank yet, but my GPA for this semester is a 3.7, which, assuming the rankings are a bit higher than the rankings for the class of 2009, my GPA should put me solidly in the top 10% of the class. Law Preview helped mostly because it took away some of the fear of the unknown about the skills I'd need to do well in law school. The work itself this semester was nowhere near as bad as the unknown and having some familiarity with the process of reading and briefing cases, the Socratic method, and exam prep, helped remove a lot of that fear. Plus, it was great to have already read some of the semester's trickiest cases a couple times before the semester began (especially Palsgraph); just thinking about those concepts on my own before the heat of the semester started gave me an advantage. For some courses, it was also helpful to see another professor's views on the same subject matter, as it helped me tailor my outlines to my teacher's take on the law. As tempting as it was to think of the law in terms of right and wrong answers, and to just learn the rules, law preview helped me stay focused on the analysis, and how I would use the rules in new situations. Having experienced other perspectives before the semester began gave me the freedom to play with the rules we'd get from the cases and make them my own; this way, I had the chance to spend more effort on exam time management.

—Anonymous, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, Class of 2010

Wow! That's how Law Preview has effected my law school experience. Attending that intense week of Law Preview set me up for success. Not only did I have the opportunity to get a 'preview' of the classes and the type of environment that I would be entering into, I got to look at some of the hardest cases before the real thing even started. That might not seem like a lot, but reading Palsgraf through once simply isn't enough. Through the first semester I'm ranked in the top 10% of my class. There's room for improvement for sure, but I know that I wouldn't have gotten this far without the help of Law Preview!

—Anonymous, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview helped prepare me for what was a vastly different workload from undergraduate studies. During my week at Law Preview, I made the mistakes I would have made during my first semester. I was better prepared for the difficult questions, study aides, and workload than my classmates. I found myself comfortable with the law school rhythm, I knew how to make outlines before many of my classmates realized how crucial they would be. Because I was comfortable with the grading system, the class structure, the importance of my first semester grades, I focused immediately on my classes without fear, hesitation or trepidation. Law Preview is not the answer to an 'A' in a particular class, but a set of tools which teach students what law school (grades, competition, workload, exams, stress, Socratic Method, etc.) is like. Throughout the semester, I knew what was expected of me and what I could expect to experience in the traditional classes, on the exam, and in the legal research & writing course.

—Anastacia G., Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, Class of 2013

It prepared me for the rigors of law school and pushed me to be in the top 10% of my class. I do not think I would have had the motivation or the head start to do so if not for Law Preview. [Ranked #17 out of 185 students after the 1L year.}

—Anonymous, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, Class of 2014

I wanted to let you know that after the first semester I made the top ten percent and I feel that much of it was due to taking the law preview course. I felt much more prepared than the rest of my fellow students. I think if I hadn't taken the course I would have felt intimidated when school first began. . . . Thanks!

—Ryan S., Pepperdine University School of Law, Class of 2008

Hey Don - I want to thank you and Law Preview for all the great advice. I go to Pepperdine and just received my fall grades. I made the Dean's List (top 10%). Thanks again!

—Chad G., Pepperdine University School of Law, Class of 2007

I entered law school with a much better understanding of what to expect than most students. Pepperdine had an extremely helpful, and I believe, unusually long 1L orientation. The orientation definitely provided a lot of information about what was coming and how to handle it. Even with that, most students did not fully understand the importance of actively learning while they read the daily assignments. They may have briefed the cases, but many did not really spend the time going over the material thoroughly enough to teach it to themselves before class. Thanks to Law Preview, I went in knowing the importance of understanding the reading. That skill was a life save for me when November rolled around, and my class-time attention span seriously waned. It also made so that when finals came around, and I had a suffocating amount of stuff going on in my personal life, I was still able to do pretty well because I had much left to learn than a lot of the class.

—Matt R., Pepperdine University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview instilled in my head the strategy of 'read/brief' all cases and 'outline all classes early.' I had heard this before, but didn't understand how important it was. After my first semester, I saw the results pay off. I repeated the same philosophy for the second semester and everything went as expected.

—Nicholas L., Pepperdine University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview made me feel comfortable walking into my first day of law school and knowing that I had a distinct advantage over my fellow classmates. Instead of spending valuable time figuring out how I was supposed to approach my courses, I was already assessing the material in a way that prepared me most effectively for exams.

—Anonymous, Pepperdine University School of Law, Class of 2013

I felt much more prepared for the rigor of law school and the Socratic method than many of my classmates during first semester as a result of Law Preview. My organization and study habits were also much more efficient to begin the semester while many of my classmates were trying to figure out their study habits well into the semester. My overall confidence was also higher throughout the year as a result of my LP experience.

—Stephanie A., Pepperdine University School of Law, Class of 2014

Confidence, confidence, confidence. The benefit of Law Preview was just making me aware of what it takes to have success in law school, and providing me with a plan of attack (read every assignment, have outlines done by the end of classes, and take as many practice tests as possible). The biggest thing that helped me was that I had a plan going in that I believed in so I could stick to it and at the end of every day I felt like I was on the right path still. [Ranked #8 out of 201 students after 1L year].

—Clint H., Pepperdine University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview was scary. It was an intense week that made me question my abilities and rethink my decision to go to law school. But in the end, it was probably the BEST thing I could have done to get my feet wet and ease my nerves when the first day of law school actually rolled around. A lot of the concepts went clear over my head during Law Preview, but hearing the same ideas and cases come up again during my 1L lectures brought a tremendous sense of familiarity and comfort that I don't think non-Law Preview students had. Probably the best thing I could have done to prepare for law school. The program is tough, but don't let it discourage you; you will be better equipped then most of your peers when you start. Highly recommended, especially for those with a couple years between undergrad and law school.

—Adam V., Pepperdine University School of Law, Class of 2016

Wow! Honestly. Having a great understanding as to what to expect in your first semester/year has proven to be the difference. I found myself going back to my notes and material from Law Preview during the discussions in class. More important, the discussions did not seem foreign to me as it had been discussed during the course. I obtained a 3.20 GPA in my first semester and I truly believe Law Preview is to thank for said success. Further, the extra materials Law Preview gives students is of tremendous help if taken advantage of. The best money I have ever spent! [Ranked #9 after first semester]

—Anonymous, Phoenix School of Law, Class of 2016

Although I am sure you do not remember me, I wanted to send you an update. I took both your summer class and your winter exam-prep class. Upon receiving my first semester grades from Quinnipiac University Law School, with which I was not very pleased, I contacted you and we worked out a strategy for success in the second semester. I ended up finishing my first year in the top twenty students in my class. I attained my first year goal of transferring to a top tier law school. I am currently enrolled at American University-Washington College of Law (class of 2008) and so far I have received two As and an A-. I do not believe I could have had such success without Law Preview and your continued support.

—Parker T., Quinnipiac University School of Law, Class of 2008
(transferred to American University - Washington College of Law)

My school does not rank 1L's until the end of the year in the spring. Law Preview helped me to anticipate what each class was going to be like, as well as what law school in general would entail. The mock classes, along with their printable power-points, and the other general academic preparation materials all helped me to prepare and succeed in law school. I would recommend Law Preview to any incoming 1L without reservation.

—David D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, Class of 2011

The transition into law school was much smoother because of Law Preview. I didn't have to spend much time figuring out how to outline and brief and I even understood the material better because of the framework and conceptual overview that Law Preview provided in the substantive areas. The legal research and exam-taking discussions were also helpful and were infinitely more helpful than the exam-taking workshop conducted by my school's student services office. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of Law Preview.

—Anonymous, Roger Williams University School of Law, Class of 2008

Note: My ranking (16 out of 199) is only after one semester - I plan on moving up next semester! Law Preview was integral in my development as law student. Having the one week of Law Preview under my belt going into school made me feel so much more ready to go and I knew I had an edge up on other students. Also - the informational components of law preview such as how to schedule your time had me ready to go first week, unlike some of my fellow students who took almost the first month trying to get use the busy flow of law school and never-ending reading! And one last helpful tip: Law Preview gave us 4 different study aids at the end of the session, so it gave us a feel for what time of things were out there.

—Kimberly A., Roger Williams University School of Law, Class of 2009

My school does not provide student rankings until the end of the first year. However, my current GPA (with 4 of 5 grades reported) is a 3.78/4.00. Law Preview certainly helped me achieve sucess in my first semester of law school. Probably the biggest benefit for me was that it made me feel comfortable with the material right from the start. It helped me keep my fears to a minimum and so I was able to learn and participate in class right from the start. Many of the cases we covered in Law Preview were cases that we covered in my classes. Having previous exposure to these cases made the transition a lot easier for me. While overall, the substantive law that I learned at Law Preview did not give me an edge, I was able to pick up what my professors were discussing more easily because it was not the first time that I had seen the material. It is an expensive program, but I think that it is worth it.

—Melissa C., Roger Williams University School of Law, Class of 2013

I just wanted to say thank you to Law Preview! My first semester grades putme at the top of my class - and I don't know if I would have done as well without LP's help. There's a funny story: the day I got my grades back, I went out for Chinese food. The fortune in the cookie? "It tastes sweet!" Thank you!

—J.L., Rutgers The State University School of Law—Camden, Class of 2007

I just had to email you because I thought the legal research and writing day was outstanding. I had already handed in my evaluation sheet so I figured I'd put it in an email. Professor Harrison was great. I had a couple of overviews on the research end in undergrad and it never really clicked for me but he was able to get me there. I wrote a couple of papers actually and cited cases but never Shepardized them. I feel confident I'll be able to research very well now and will be able to give my other courses more attention and LR&W a little less in the beginning of the year. Also, I had read that sample Legal memorandum before and had trouble understanding the question presented and was like "I'll never be able to write something like that." But Professor Harrison was critical of the memo's author and some other things which made me feel a lot better. Also the handout you get to keep on the subject was great. I'll be using that all 3 years I think. I am really glad that I took the course, it was excellent and I think anyone who does not take that 6th day for LR&W is really missing out.

—Joe R., Rutgers The State University School of Law—Camden, Class of 2005

We are not given our class rankings - but I received high honors my second semester. Law Preview was essentially a mini 1L experience over the course of several days. This provided a frame of reference which illustrated not only what could be expected in terms of the academic content of the classes but also what the most effective study habits were for conquering the material and all important final exam essays.

—Katharine K., Rutgers The State University School of Law—Camden, Class of 2009

It was nice to have a preview of the cases that we would read as 1Ls. I had a good idea of what to expect as a first year student before classes started. Every advantage is needed to be successful. You MUST hit the ground running. There are people who have been paralegals, federal investigators, etc. in law school, who have experience others may lack. Law Preview was instrumental in not starting at a disadvantage.

—Chris B., Rutgers The State University School of Law—Camden, Class of 2011

Rutgers doesnt rank [after first semester]. Based on my GPA, I'm probably top 15%. Law Preview helped give an overview of the substantive areas, sampling of the Socratic method, practical advice about how to approach law school, especially the study calendar.

—David E., Rutgers The State University School of Law—Camden, Class of 2011

Law Preview prepared me for the rigors of law school. The reading requirements, lectures, exams, and introduction to the concepts taught during many first year courses positively impacted my law school experience.

—Tara B., Rutgers University School of Law—Newark, Class of 2010

Law Preview did a good job of hustling its students along the learning curve associated with the transition to the dense material that is law as well as the Socratic Method of teaching. This valuable experience allowed me to focus on the substantive issues in the course earlier than my counterparts.

—Joseph L., Rutgers University School of Law—Newark, Class of 2013

Law Preview helped me create a plan to manage my time and stay on top of my work load. I especially thought that Law Preview's recommendation of outlining each Sunday was particularly helpful and not something I would have thought of.

—Anonymous, Rutgers University School of Law—Newark, Class of 2013

I though Law Preview was extremely helpful. I felt like it helped me to enter law school with a structured plan. I think it helped tremendously that I had already practiced briefing cases when all my classmates were still figuring out whether they were going to book brief, paper brief, or not brief at all. . . . Also, the advice about having your resume done before coming to law school helped me save time when everyone else was trying to look for summer internships. Overall, I would highly recommend Law Preview to anyone who is experiencing anxiety about entering law school or is worried about knowing what to expect. I think the best think law preview did for me was to send me to law school with a plan and time-table that kept me on top of my work and ready for finals.

—Rina M., Saint Louis University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview taught me how to prepare for classes. During the first few weeks of the first semester, I started outlining. By the end of the semester, I had plenty of time to review my outline and study. Some of my classmates were struggling to get their outlines done. It was almost unfair to my fellow classmates who had not attended Law Preview.

—Anonymous, Saint Louis University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview provided a distinct advantage going into our 1st year classes. Having a general overview of each course enables students to grasp the topics more quickly. As a part-time evening student, working full time, this was a great assist in my first year.

—Mark M., Saint Louis University School of Law, Class of 2009

My biggest regret was that I didn't follow the Law Preview strategies more thoroughly. They provide a solid strategy to do well 1L year, and it was evident by looking at other students at my school who attended Law Preview that the ones who followed the Law Preview strategies the most closely were the ones who earned the best grades. I am more than satisfied with Law Preview and have recommended it to many friends who are about to start 1L year. This program works if you discipline yourself and follow the strategies. It's cheap compared to the expense of paying for law school.

—Anonymous, Saint Louis University School of Law, Class of 2014

[Law Preview] bought me 3-4 weeks ahead of the herd. A big deal during busy law school.

—Andrew G., Santa Clara University School of Law, Class of 2009

Getting an overview of the classes was a great way to help me feel more confident about starting my 1L classes. I especially liked also how the class shares a sample schedule so that instead of worrying about when to start outlining, how you should organize you readings for class, you can focus on what is important -- learning the material. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to be able to get an idea of what lies ahead for their 1L year to ensure that you can focus on the important things (such as doing well) instead of the logistical components.

—Anonymous, Santa Clara University School of Law, Class of 2010

On the first day of law school classes, I felt completely prepared for the experience. I was already ahead of most of my class in knowing how to brief a case, create an outline, and take lecture notes that would help me prepare for exams. I also had a unique understanding of the subject material in my first-year classes due to the fantastic road map provided by each of my Law Preview professors. I'm currently ranked #1 out of 320 students and I don't think I would be having nearly the academic success that I'm having today without the solid grounding that Law Preview provided. I can't say enough good things about my Law Preview experience -- it was worth every dime and a whole lot more. It may be the best-kept secret for how to prepare and succeed in law school!

—James C., Seattle University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law school was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. I always worked hard, got good grades, and I did well on the LSAT’s. Suddenly I found myself surrounded by three hundred people just like me; all of them intelligent, resourceful and some with more extensive backgrounds than I could imagine. How do you succeed when you’re faced with such great competition? What is the only way to get to the top? The answer for me was Law Preview. . . . There was no time to figure things out once the semester started. While everyone was concerned with what to put in their briefs, I was reading ahead and getting started on my outlines. Law Preview gave me the edge I needed to stay ahead of the class and the skills I needed to succeed. As the semester went on, I referred back again and again to the exam strategies and I’m convinced it’s what got me the A’s, first on the midterm and then on my finals. Make no mistake; law school does not test how smart you are. Just working hard is not enough for an A. You need the tools that set you apart and ahead of everyone else. Thank you LawPreview for all the great advice and for helping me through my very scary first semester!!

—Angela K., Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2008

First, I want to say THANK YOU! Thank you, thank you, thank you. In the months leading up to the start of the law school journey, my nerves began to get the best of me as I had heard of the rigors of law school and was skeptical of my ability to withstand the pressure and the work. I enrolled in Law Preview's late session in NYC and it was at that moment my life changed. Law Preview not only prepared me academically, but more importantly, it reinforced the notion that law school is manageable so long as it is approached in a certain way. It taught me to care about the little things and that those "little" things can make a big difference in the end. The people cared about helping me and the professors were extremely insightful. Now, I don't believe that I am even close to the smartest person in school, but I feel that Law Preview gave me a head start. Because of Law Preview I knew what I should be doing and when, while others were forced to learn by fire. By the time finals had come around, I was ready and I knew what to expect while others were scrambling to get finished. In short, Law Preview is one of the primary reasons that I received a 4.13 GPA and am ranked 3rd out of 307. Had I not gone to Law Preview, I can promise you that I would not be where I am today. Thank you Law Preview!

—M.B., Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2006
(transferred to New York University School of Law)

In addition to providing a great overview of each of my first-year classes, Law Preview gave me the confidence to believe that law school success is an achievable goal while eliminating fear of the unknown.

—Jhanice D., Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2002

Law Preview enabled me to hit the ground running, and armed me with the insight to see what was ahead of me in the all-important first year. The professors were first rate, and the structure of the course was a perfect mix of substantive focus on the first-year courses as well as an informative aid in preparing for the day-to-day life of a 1L. . . . I truly believe the course has already benefited me at the mid-way point of my first semester and I am confident it will be pivotal come exam time.

—Paul D., Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2002

Law Preview gave me the confidence I needed to go into the first day of law school feeling like I could face the challenges to come.

—Michael Y., Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2008

I really felt the program helped prepare me for law school. I did not start classes completely unaware of the way they would be run. I know that if I had listened to its advice better, I would have done better in all of my classes.

—Anonymous, Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2008

Most importantly, Law Preview taught me how to effectively brief the cases. I was one of the few students in my section (that I am aware of) that briefed every case until the very last day of classes. I attribute this to my success first semester. Law Preview stressed the need to brief all the cases. We were told that students who briefed all the cases almost always did well on exams, and I found this to be true.

—Anonymous, Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview gave me an introduction to each core first year course and helped prepare me for the shock of trying to understand what I was reading. Almost all of the cases we reviewed in Law Preview were crucial cases in my classes first semester.

—Anonymous, Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview helped me because it gave me an idea of how to approach the material. The tips on briefing cases were helpful, and it was definitely a good thing to know going into my first semester. They gave us a lot of good advice- due to time constraints, I wasn't able to follow through with everything they told us to do, but in the end, my first semester turned out pretty well. [Ranked #9 out of 199 students after first semester.]

—Anonymous, Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2014

A friend suggested that I take Law Preview before I started law school and I am so glad that I did. Law Preview gave me the study schedule structure I needed to succeed on my first semester final exams. Most of my classmates waited until two or three weeks before final exams to begin outlining the course material, but law preview taught me that, in order to do well on exams, I needed to start outlining a few weeks into the semester. Now, in my second semester of law school, many of my classmates have stopped briefing their cases, but, as Law Preview instructed me, I continue to brief my cases using the Law Preview case brief template and am always prepared for in-class discussion. I can say with confidence that I would not have performed as well academically if I had not taken Law Preview. I am currently ranked 6 out of all first year part-time students.

—W.M., Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2015
(transferred to Georgetown University Law Center)

Law Preview provided me with the tools needed my first year to succeed. I was given a head start on what to expect from the Socratic Method to exam writing.

—Sofia I., Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview provided me with the foundational strategies to be a successful law school student. Using Law Preview's study methods and time management strategies I felt comfortable the entire semester. By following Law Previews suggested calendar by the time finals were approaching I felt totally prepared. Law Preview hosts top notch professors that will help transition you to be ready for your first day of class, and the revered Socratic Method. Without Law Preview I would not have finished in the top of my class. Applying their strategies and 110% effort is why I succeeded. Law Preview is not just a "preview", they are there to support you the entire semester and truly care about how you are doing! Law preview certainly put be ahead of my peers from day one of class. [4.2 GPA after first semester].

—Max S., Seton Hall University School of Law, Class of 2016

I'm a Law Preview alum from June 2003 at Texas Wesleyen. I'm a 2L at SMU and singing your praises! I'm on the Law Review, probably around the top 5% (we don't get our exact rankings), and I had the most awesome interview season and now have 2 great clerkships for next summer. Of course, I do owe my 1L success to you and all of my great preparation!!

—Abby N., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2006

I took both Bar/Bri and Law Preview. After having taken both classes, I must say that Law Preview is a far superior class to the Bar/Bri class. While Bar/Bri provided exposure to life as a student in law school, I believe Law Preview prepared me for life as a student in law school. In addition to the excellent curriculum on case briefing and academic success, as well as outstanding faculty, I felt that Don took a personal interest in the students and truly wanted to equip us with skills to succeed in law school. For any student deciding between Bar/Bri verses Law Preview -- take Law Preview. It is the better class.

—Kristin K., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2006

I attended a preview session last summer . . . I was very impressed with the level of personal attention that I received and the expertise of the professors who taught the classes. By the way, thanks to Law Preview I got on the Dean’s List my first semester.

—Victoria Y., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2004

Don, I just wanted to write to you and reaffirm what I have always believed--Law Preview works! I recommend the program to any law-school candidate who is serious about succeeding in law school. I enrolled in the Summer '02 course in Ft. Worth and couldn't be happier with the results. I was in the top 10% of my first year class at SMU and was selected for Law Review. After a successful first year at SMU, I transferred to UT law where I have continued to enjoy success. I have recently accepted a full-time position with Baker Botts . . . Thanks again!

—K.C., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2005
(transferred to University of Texas School of Law)

Law Preview was instrumental in helping me successfully get through my first semester of law school. When classes started, I had background knowledge of each class. I already knew how to read a case and write a brief. I knew what the professors expected of me. I knew what a final exam looked like. Most of all, I met other people going to my school and made friendships that I believe will stand the test of time. Law Preview is worth every penny.

—Denise J., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2009

The main thing I can thank Law Preview for is helping set up a good schedule. While most of my peers were stressed for time and under a lot of pressure to get certain reading and writing assignments finished, I never felt the stress that many other students did. I had all my outlines finished before finals even started and was a go to guy from other students. The schedule and preparation made all the difference.

—Robert L., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2009

Class ranking has not been released but based on ranking of the graduating class I should be at or near the top 10%. Law Preview helped my law school experience by preparing me for the year through an understanding of how to brief cases and what needed to be done on a continuing basis to stay ahead of the class and succeed in school. This gave me a large headstart over my competition and greatly reduced my stress level as I began law school.

—Robert S., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2010

I went into Law School knowing how to brief cases, knowing the language of the law and knowing the subject matter that was being presented. That was all extremely beneficial to me; however, the best thing about Law Preview is that I met my best friend and a familiar face in my law school section. He and I have helped each other through the semester, formed a study group with other students and relied on our Law Preview materials to help along the way. I was thankful for the experience and the people I met.

—Beka P., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2011

Starting law school is a daunting task especially when they barrage you with enormous amount of new information. Law Preview was like CliffNotes for law school. It helped me to set my bearing and rest in the fact that unlike so many of my classmates, law school classes were not the first time I heard the new terms like promissory estoppel. Having a head start definitely put me at an advantage. I would definitely recommend it to any rising 1Ls.

—Yon S., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview gave me an idea of how fast paced classes and school in general were going to be. Once you fall behind in the readings you just cannot catch up. I took a lot of notes while in Law Preview (pages upon pages upon pages). I wrote down stuff that didn't even make any sense at the time. And before all of my finals I went back and read through that stuff. It certainly helped.

—Anonymous, SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2011

Law school is a lot about expectations. Many people enter law school thinking that this is undergrad part two, but it is much more than that. Law Preview helped me to understand the type of time and effort commitment that law school would require of me. My last semester in undergrad, I took one class on Monday nights and basically just hung out the rest of the time. Law Preview was a fantastic eye-opener to the reality that awaited me in law school and no doubt my success was greatly predicated on the preparation and advice Law Preview provided.

—Conrad S., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview definitely helped me out in being prepared for my first semester. Besides just getting a preview of the subject matter, I think the most beneficial part of the class was just knowing the amount of time and intensity required for the first year. The calendar and the 12 hours a day suggestion really gave me a wake up call and I think that was a huge factor in me doing so well. SMU only releases the Dean's List (top 25% after first semester) all other cut-offs are released after Spring semester. My GPA is likely in top 10-15% but I cannot know for certain.

—Jason G., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview helped my law school experience by helping me hit the ground running as I began the semester. A lot of my classmates were extremely overwhelmed, but I knew exactly what to expect from law school. Moreover, I followed Law Preview's advice in preparing for exams through weekly reviews which allowed me to do very well on my exams. We did not get individual rankings, but my GPA was a 3.775.

—Anonymous, SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview definitely helped me out in being prepared for my first semester. Besides just getting a preview of the subject matter, I think the most beneficial part of the class was just having the amount of time and intensity required for the first year. The calendar and the 12 hours a day suggestion really gave me a wake up call and I think that was a huge factor in me doing so well.

—Jason G., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2014

I think Law Preview was a tremendous advantage. It helps you know what to expect in law school and gives you a nice preview of some of the pertinent cases that you will cover during your first year. The resources provided by Law Preview and the talented professors they recruit to teach students provide a significant boost to first-year students. Especially when students do not have any familiarity with what they ought to expect in law school.

—Joshua M., SMU Dedman School of Law, Class of 2016

I attended Law Preview last summer in Houston, and I can not thank you enough. I can honestly say that Law Preview made the difference in how well I did my first semester. The professors you had were top notch. It gave me confidence walking into class knowing that it was not the first time I had seen these difficult concepts, unlike most of the other students who had not taken Law Preview. This confidence allowed me to pay better attention to what was important in class and take better notes, which allowed me to differentiate myself from my classmates when it counted -- on the exam. By using the methods you taught me, I finished my first semester at the top of my class (3.76 GPA), and I fully intend to stay at the top by continuing to use your methods. Thanks again.

—Stephan S., South Texas College of Law, Class of 2006

It was helpful and scared me, in a good way, into trying really hard. Which, when you try hard, always lead to better results.

—Anonymous, South Texas College of Law, Class of 2008

I feel as if I was well prepared and that there were no suprises. The time that I spent with Law Preview has helped me stay one step ahead of my classmates. I would highly reccommend the program to all incoming 1Ls. Thanks.

—Edward M., South Texas College of Law, Class of 2009

All in all, by applying the tools I learned in Law Preview, I was able to stay focused, and finish my first semester at least in the top 15%, if not the top 10% (rankings aren't out yet), and was named to the Dean's Honor List. Thanks again, and I look forward to using the same methods for my entire law school career.

—William S., South Texas College of Law, Class of 2010

I don't know my numerical ranking yet, but I do know that I am in the top 5% of my class. I also received the highest grade in Torts II and Constitutional Law. Law Preview was extremely beneficial. I felt prepared for my first year because I knew how to study, when to start outlining, and what to expect from exams. I followed the schedule and used the case briefing template throughout my first semester. I truly believe the program gave me an edge.

—Kimi G., South Texas College of Law, Class of 2010

I'm writing to thank you for the Law Preview course I took last summer. I was barely admitted into the school via wait list, and I had absolutely no studying skills before I attended Law Preview. Law Preview gave me an outstanding overview which helped me formed my study plans, so I knew exactly what to do, when to do them, and how to do them. What helped me the most was your lecture on the right attitude to go into law school with; I was able to maintain positive the entire semester even though at times it was frustrating and many things seemed to go wrong. Now I have an above 4.0 GPA: 2xA+,2xA, 1xA- after first semester, which puts me at about top 1-2%. Thanks again, couldn't have done it without you.

—Anonymous, South Texas College of Law, Class of 2011

From the moment I received my acceptance letter for law school, I was constantly told how the first year of law school is by far the most important time during your law school experience. Law Preview allowed me to not only walk into law school without apprehension about what to expect on the first day, but it also gave me the confidence and the skills to master my first year classes. I would recommend Law Preview to anyone starting law school.

—Stephanie H., South Texas College of Law, Class of 2009

I attended the Houston seminar at University of Houston in July 2010. I think the product you offer is excellent. Law Preview provided me with an advantage over my peers in a fair academic way. I would recommend taking the six day class to anyone entering law school. The class provided a foundation that allowed me to find clarity in the pile of case law assigned. The week before my Law Preview class, I read the entire prep book. I did not understand much of what I read, but I went though the exercise. I struggled to interpret the class discussions, but managed to stay focused. The six day work load was a serious grind, like a law school boot camp. While it may have been difficult, the course gave me exactly what I wanted out of it. It gave me a vision of what was to come. I was able to brace myself for impact and ride the turbulent wave through the first semester finish line. Even though preparation is key to success, hard work through out the semester is an essential element as well. My goal for this semester is to study more efficiently, to work smarter not harder. By finals in the fall, I was losing stamina. The work load started to wear me down and I may have wandered into the forest losing myself in the trees. In the end, I still managed to finish in a good place. This semester I have a new and improved game plan, but it is important to note that my original game plan came from Law Preview. Without this original game plan, I would have been lost in the trees from day one. Now, as my peers are wandering to a clearing, I am already crossing the field.

—Lucas C., South Texas College of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview helped me set goals and expectations for myself as far as how to study, how much studying to do, and when certain things needed to be accomplished. [Ranked in top 18% after first semester]

—Anonymous, South Texas College of Law, Class of 2014

I had a good grasp of a lot of basic concept before classes even started. Negligence, basic Civ Pro, mens rea, and many other things were easier for me to understand because Law Preview introduced me to them first! Also, I think I bridged the how-to-brief-and-recite gap faster than most. Most importantly, I came away from Law Preview with a plan for what my study schedule should (and did) look like. Law Preview helped me set realistic goals and landmarks for myself and my education. Also, some of my best friends are people I met at Law Preview and now attend school with. The supplements that we received in Law Preview were my saving grace on many occasions. (especially the Civ Pro E&E)

—Ashley B., South Texas College of Law, Class of 2014

It really helped prepare me for what to expect. I felt like I had a bit of a "head start," and in law school, that can make a world of difference. [Ranked top 5% after fall semester].

—Alonzo G., South Texas College of Law, Class of 2015

It helped to bridge the transition between undergrad and law school, such that I was focussing on learning the material while my peers were still learning the law school process.

—Michael P., Southern Illinois University School of Law, Class of 2010

I attended your Los Angeles session over the summer. Just thought I'd add to the list of satisfied customers. Fall grades came and I received an A in Contracts and made the Dean's List. Thanks.

—C.W., Southwestern Law School, Class of 2006

Law Preview gave me the confidence and the tool set to hit the ground running during the first semester. While other students were falling behind on the readings, not studying smartly, and fearing the inevitable Socratic exchange, I was confidently working (instead of struggling) through the semester. When finals arrived, I knew how to study, what to study, and had a great overall plan to arrive in a good spot at the end of the semester. I'm glad I took Law Preview before beginning my law school career. I would have been lost without it.

—Dustin L., Southwestern Law School, Class of 2011

I decided to take the Law Preview summer course because I came from an art background, had never taken a single political science class, and hadn't scored as high as I would have liked on the LSAT. But I did everything Law Preview said and at the end of the semester I had earned a 4.0 and had scored the highest grade on my Criminal Law exam. Because of that, I got a scholarship that more than covered the cost of Law Preview. It's the best kept secret and the best investment any entering law student could make toward launching their career.

—Dawn H., Southwestern Law School, Class of 2012

It prepared me for my first semester. I already knew how to read and brief cases and was ready for practice exams when people were still struggling with spotting the rule. I felt ahead of the game.

—Serena A., Southwestern Law School, Class of 2014

My ranking will not be released until mid February, but my GPA was a 3.443. I thought the Law Preview program was extremely helpful, and I continue to use their methods this semester. I'm so glad I attended last summer.

—Kelly S., Southwestern Law School, Class of 2016

Thank you so much for creating such an outstanding program. When I first heard about your course I knew it would be a great way to map out my preparation for law school, but I didn't realize until I arrived just how great the group of legal minds you assembled really were. The professors were not only highly regarded in their respective fields, but they were openly enthusiastic in teaching us what we needed to know. I feel like I have the inside track on not just my courses, but on how I should study, what law school tests look like, and even what my professors look for and want in their students. The biggest relief is not having to play guessing games with my professors!! I believe ALL incoming law students should take this course to prepare themselves for such a monumental year.

—Catherine R., St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2004

I've told anyone even remotely thinking of going to law school to take the class . . . it was an amazing experience. Law Preview and my Starbucks card are the two best investments I made before going to law school.

—Antara K., St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2006

I dominated my first semester, no doubt all thanks to Law Preview. Unfortunately I slacked a bit second semester, but I still made Law Review and ended up in the top 11% of my class. I wish I had Law Preview during winter break! The program was great and I have already recommended it to many people. Thanks, again. It was definitely worth every penny. Jodi

—Jodi L., St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2008

Having worked for several years before applying to law schools, I was nervous about getting back into a school setting. I signed up for Law Preview, hoping that it would re-acclimate me to the classroom, the note taking, and the concentration I would need to get by in law school. I was happy with the week I spent, feeling confident that at the very least, I would not be completely lost when classes began. After a week of school, however, I realized that I had received much much more from the week I spent with Law Preview. I knew how to read and understand cases, which reduced the stress of preparing for classes, and gave me more time to outline and review my notes. I was able to prepare for finals throughout the semester, using the strategies Law Preview gave me to attack outlining, studying, and test taking. Law school exams are hard, but Law Preview helps to maximize your potential by showing you how to focus your time and concentrate on the important issues. I ended my first year near the top of my class. I was invited to join Law Review and I interned for a federal judge in my first year summer. Now, nearing the end of my second year, I am looking forward to a summer associate position at one of New York's top law firms. I owe many thanks to Law Preview!

—Amanda U., St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2009

I think it gave me confidence and an idea of what the workload would be like. In the end the specific details of courses were too broad of an overview for it to be useful when looking back. Finally, the best part of the class was talking about exams and just driving in the idea that professors are looking for grey areas in the law. As much as the first year is about learning the law, its just as much about learning how to take the final exam and this course was very good at preparing for that.

—William S., St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2009

It gave me a more comfortable sense of what law school was going to be like. The lectures on how to prepare and what not to get caught up in and waste time with really kept me focused on the task at hand, which was getting good grades. I was in the top 16% of my class this first semester and at least some of that work has to be attributed from some of the stuff I gained from Law Preview. The exam taking strategies and writing skills helped as well.

—Anonymous, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview helped me prepare for law school in by helping to cure my anxiety. They made sure that when I entered law school I would not be caught off guard with material that i had never seen before. Additionally, the schedule that they provide for students is important to studying and preparing effectively. I was ahead of other students because of the schedule and knowledge law preview provided me with before I started my first semester.

—Paul M., St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview provided the basis of my understanding for my 1L classes. Undoubtedly, without that basis, my performance on my exams would not have been comparable. Thanks to Law Preview, I learned the best methods to study and the importance of outlining. It was also beneficial that Law Preview exposed me to reading cases and the type of format an exam will require. From the days I stepped out of Law Preview, I knew that law school required focus and dedication to my studies. Thus, Law Preview is the reason for my success and 3.78 grade point average.

—Soleil M., St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview helped me with my law school experience because it gave me a taste of what my classes were going to be like and helped me prepare for the reading assignments and briefing cases. It made me feel a little more comfortable in class since I had already been through a classroom experience so I was not as nervous when being called on or raising my hand. Law Preview helped me expect the unexpected as much as it could and reduced my stress as much as possible. All of the information provided to me from this program was very helpful throughout my first semester. [Ranked #27 out of 214 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2016

I believe Law Preview made all the difference in my law school performance. I definitely had a head start on all my classmates, and the plan Law Preview laid out was an excellent resource. I followed the schedule very closely, and the hard work paid off. My gpa is currently a 3.8, I've already been asked by one professor to work as her research assistant next year, and three different professors have told me to expect an invitation to join the law journal. Without Law Preview, I highly doubt I would have been as successful. Thank you!

—Julie C., St. Mary's University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview had a huge impact on my first year law school experience. It gave me a plan and I knew as long as I stuck to it I would be successful. Thank you!

—Julie C., St. Mary's University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview was tremendous in helping me shoot out of the gate strong. From the first day I walked on campus I had a plan and a purpose thanks to LP. In addition to the organizational and structural advantages I had thanks to the schedule and preparation materials, I left LP with a sense of confidence. Law Preview really helped be "demystify" the law, in breaking it down into something practical and manageable. I also believe that the long hours during the program set my expectations for the amount of time and effort I needed to be successful, which led to a smooth and natural transition into the real thing. I would recommend this program to anyone who is entering law school, especially in this market where grades are EVERYTHING. [Ranked 5 out of 339].

—Anonymous, St. Mary's University School of Law, Class of 2012
(transferred to SMU Dedman School of Law)

Law Preview was most helpful for letting me know what to expect and how much time I would have to put in. I think my best semester GPA in college was 3.2. My overall was more like 2.2. Let's just say I lacked study habits. After my first semester in law school I had a 3.7. After the first year, I was in the top 5%, graded onto law review, and won a huge scholarship. I read some books before law school that told me much of the same information I was given by Law Preview. What Law Preview does that no book can accomplish, is show you how much work is involved by making you sit in classes all day and then still have several hours of reading and briefing to do that night.

—David Z., St. Thomas University School of Law, Class of 2008

Before the start of my first semester of law school, I had no idea what I was in for until taking the course offered by Law Preview. I don't have any friends who are lawyers; I don't come from a family of lawyers. My resources were limited to those "books" that claim to give an incoming law student some insight as to what to expect. I read at least three of them, and not one of them compares to what I got from Law Preview. I completely attribute my success in my first year of law school to two things: my own commitment to performing well as well as the insight and guidance provided by Law Preview.

—Tyler L., St. Thomas University School of Law, Class of 2008

It definitely affected my success in a very good way. . . . Obviously, I knew law school was going to be all about studying, studying and more studying, but I think I would have wasted a lot of time studying the wrong things in the wrong way. Law Preview helped to retrain the way my mind takes in information and then uses it. Certainly, a majority of the mind retraining took place over the course of my semester, but by going to Law Preview I had advance knowledge of that process. Once I got to exams, I was again thankful for what I learned during that week about a law school final. I spent a month of 12 hour days in the library, but I knew this is what it would take. I was ready for each of my finals, and I am very pleased with the outcome of my semester.

—Angela J., St. Thomas University School of Law, Class of 2010

[Law Preview] gave me focus and clarity on how I needed to study and what I needed to study. Law Preview motivated me to work as hard as possible and it instilled in me the importance of finishing as highly ranked as possible. I finished the first semester in top 10%. Second semester I finished in the top 5% and graded onto the Law Review. I am also going to be a part of my law school's mentoring program for incoming 1 L's.

—Angela J., St. Thomas University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview taught me to do two very important things that I believe I may not have understood otherwise. The first and most important was the DRAC or IRAC answer structure. My school taught the IRAC, but I am not sure I would have understood what the "issue" meant, thanks to Law Preview I understood it was the "dispute" or the problem needing resolution. The second extremly helpful law preview taught me was to brief a case. I felt learning to brief cases in the summer, when I did not have a full course load and homework, really helped me manage my time better in my first year. I also enjoyed learning about some of the concepts that are taught in the first year of law school. I felt having an introduction to those concepts also helped give me a leg up on understanding them over my fellow classmates.

—Ashley C., St. Thomas University School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview provided me with the platform I needed to organize myself correctly, work steady throughout the year and achieve my goals. First year is a lot of information impossible to process if not timely and accurately handled. I followed the steps and recommendations of Law Preview and thanks to this guidance I ranked #22 out of 240 and was able to transfer to my first choice school.

—Maria P., St. Thomas University School of Law, Class of 2014
(transferred to University of Miami School of Law)

There were two great benefits from Law Preview. First, it gave me a sneak peak of all the core subject matters. I cannot stress how much that benefited me. It removed the intimidation factor and gave me a broad overview of each subject. Second, and more importantly, it gave me a plan in which to succeed. While other law students were flailing around and trying to figure out what to do, I had a clear plan that guided my actions. Law Preview told me precisely what was required to succeed (lots of hours and lots of outlining). It gave me a schedule to do those things. And this schedule was given to me by a Law Preview lawyer invitee who would not sugar-coat the demands (or rewards) of this work.

—Blake B., Stanford University Law School, Class of 2009

Without Law Preview I'm not sure that I'd have succeeded in law school. Law Preview got me back in the mindset of being a student after taking time away from school and working for two years. I was out of practice at studying and I wanted to take a course that would get me back in the right frame of mind. Law Preview was perfect. I re-learned all of the study skills I had forgotten, and replaced a lot of my inefficient undergraduate practices with the techniques that work at the law school level. Plus, I got a one-week jump on the most important part of law school: the case method. Nothing in undergraduate education or the work world compares to the way that law professors use the case analysis method to teach the law. Thanks to Law Preview I was a lot more comfortable working with cases; I was able to spend the first weeks of school learning the law rather than trying to orient myself. Thanks in part to what I learned at Law Preview I was able to graduate second in my class and get a Supreme Court clerkship. I can't thank Law Preview enough!

—David T., Stanford University Law School, Class of 2007

I attended Law Preview in Miami during the Summer of 2004. I just recieved my first semester grades back, and I received a 3.416. While that may not seem impressive, it is good enough for #2 in my part-time law school class. As a father, a husband, and someone who works full-time, making time for the session was difficult, but well worth it. I feel that the knowledge and habits that I was exposed to were invaluable in allowing me to hit the ground running from the beginning of school. I didn't have to worry about what it was going to be expected of me, I already knew.

—B.G., Stetson University College of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview's professors are amazing! They want to teach you and are very enthusiastic that we are taking the initiative. The variety of law schools represented, the teachers, and their teaching methods were very impressive. I know I'm more prepared now than I could ever have been, and I'm so far ahead of nearly everyone in my first year classes.

—Evan S., Stetson University College of Law, Class of 2005

Law Preview's case briefing template helped me digest every case and organize my class notes very efficiently. Additionally, Law Preview's calendar, which can be downloaded into iCal, helped me manage my studying times to stay ahead of everyone and prepare for class while also condensing the materials in preparation for finals. Law Preview helped me jump right into my first semester with two feet and gave me the confidence and reassurance that I could do well. I would encourage every serious law student to consider taking Law Preview. I'm glad I did.

[Second semester update] I found out today that I booked my Torts class this semester at Stetson University. I attribute much of this success to applying what I learned during that one week last summer. I think this is arguably the greatest accomplishment of my life up to this point, and I just wanted to personally thank you for playing a role in my success.

—Robert G., Stetson University College of Law, Class of 2014

I highly recommend Law Preview to anyone preparing to enter the first year of law school, whatever your personal circumstances may be. If you are just graduating from under-grad, Law Preview will help you to quickly see that Law School will be nothing like under-grad and will provide you with tips on how to hit the ground running. If you are like me and have been out of school for a few (or many!) years, Law Preview is a great way to get your feet wet again and to help build up your confidence before the school year begins. In addition, Law Preview is such a fantastic experience because you can truly see what your first year is going to be like in 6 short days. The professors are extraordinary and you will learn in one week the basics of everything you need to know to excel in your first year . . . I really enjoyed the week I spent with Law Preview but it was not until school started that I realized just how valuable an experience it was for me and it further hit home when I ended the first semester with a 3.9 GPA and ranked #1 in my class! I couldn't have done it without Law Preview!

—E.K., Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2005
(transferred to Boston College Law School)

More than anything else, Law Preview revitalized my academic frame of mind. I had taken some time off from school before entering law school and Law Preview put the necessities of school at the forefront of my thinking. The methods of managing the workload, as well as studying for exams, helped me to organize my year from day to day.

—Jason D., Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2008

Law Preview gave me the confidence to succeed and made me comfortable to know that I was among the best prepaired to conquer law school (along with other Law Preview alums, of course). And with the confidence to succeed, I did just that.

—Anonymous, Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2008

Helped by teaching me how to read and brief cases. Also gave a good basic overview of the classes so I didn't feel like I was hearing everything for the first time.

—Anonymous, Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2008

It definitely prepared me for the topics that I would have to face and I definitely recognized quite a bit of the material in the first month which made the experience a much easier transition as everyone knows law school is a world unto itself.

—Jenny M., Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2009

First, Law Preview basically demystified law school. I know a lot of students who came in and were just spinning their wheels the first month or two. Even worse, they were reverting back to their college mentality of "there's always tomorrow." I knew from the summer that tomorrow was something that you had to be ready for. In fact, I usually prepared for tomorrow's tomorrow. Law Preview really got me thinking about how to plan and how to prepare for the endgame, exams. Without the focus, I don't think I would have done as well as I did. Starting from the first day I had a schedule I kept to fairly strictly when I started, but then I let loose a little as I found out what my strengths and weaknesses were (work well in the morning - good to take a break in the afternoon - need some time off before bed). Law Preview helped me sort out the hours and figure out how to make it so that it would be a realistic schedule so I wouldn't burn out come November. I saw a lot of people do the opposite - skirt the stuff in September/October and then end up way behind with no time to review OR prepare properly for exams. This is a little less of a direct effect, but it also gave me some confidence in terms of being willing to make mistakes. I remember during the summer session I offered an answer to a question posed by the Contracts professor and I was dead wrong (he was nice about it). Although it was somewhat humiliating at the time, the experience prepared me to be willing to accept my errors and learn from them - it was the fact I thought through the question AND could see what was wrong with my logic that mattered more. I'm not afraid to raise my hand in class and offer an answer to a difficult question because it will either affirm my knowledge or help me understand my mistakes. It is far better to blush in class than to panic on the exam or explain to a prospective employer why you received a C in Contracts. I guess you could say Law Preview made me a little bolder.

—Christopher L., Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2013

The Law Preview overview of each of my first semester evening classes was an invaluable head start that was well worth the investment. Law Preview helped me mentally prepare for law school so that I stayed calm as I approached classes. I highly recommend Law Preview to every entering law school student.

—Henry G., Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2013

Don, I go to Suffolk University Law School and was in the first New York session last summer. I wanted to email you because I recently got my grades from this past semester. I got 2 B's, 1 B+, and 2 A-'s. I have always been a B student and I don't think I have ever gotten two A's in one semester. Coming into law school with an organized plan of how to attack the work made all of the difference. While most of my classmates were just getting comfortable with briefing, I was beginning to outline. Law Preview gave me the tools to succeed and I owe my success this past semester to you and your staff.

—Dylan K., Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2014

Law Preview was an invaluable experience and instilled a sense of confidence in me entering my first year of law school. I would recommend the program to anyone looking to gain an upper hand at their law school. After my first semester, I excelled far beyond my expectations. I finished my semester with a perfect 4.0 which places me at number 1 out of my class of 334 students. The course overviews of my classes and exam taking tips at Law Preview were extremely beneficial and allowed me to hit the ground running from day one. The suggested schedule and tips on law school helped keep me on track throughout the semester. I would recommend Law Preview to anyone serious about succeeding in law school.

—Matthew C., Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2016

I am certain that I had a competitive advantage over my classmates because I knew what to expect from law school. Like others, I didn't have to spend the first few weeks of class trying to figure out what law school was all about, because I already had a good overview from Law Preview.[Ranked #16 after first semester].

—Anonymous, Suffolk University Law School, Class of 2016

I attended the Catholic University session . . . Since the conclusion of the program I have meant to write in order be yet another to let you know how wonderful the program was. The course was spectacular, and prepared me well. By attending your course prior to the start of law school, I was comforted that I had done everything possible to prepare for my new endeavor. Now that school has begun, I am using the techniques I learned. Also, as a result of my having taken your course, the first couple of weeks of school were easier for me than for most of my classmates. So many of the cases that were assigned for Law Preview classes have been assigned for school, saving me invaluable time during the first two hectic weeks. The experience of writing briefs over the summer has proven a major asset. Additionally, the professors were outstanding, offering their respective areas of expertise, as well as their willingness to be contacted throughout the year! Thank you for creating and offering such a fabulous program! Please feel free to give my name and email address to anyone who has questions about Law Preview. I highly recommend Law Preview to anyone who wants to be well prepared for the start of law school. I believe I will continue to reap the rewards of your program, and I will keep you apprised of my progress.

—Cary D., Syracuse University College of Law, Class of 2004

I am so glad I did Law Preview because I was pretty prepared when most of the other first year students were very nervous in the first few weeks of the semester. I also adhered to most of the things that were recommended by Law Preview (I followed the calendar schedule of when to start outlining, reviewing my flashcards, etc). [Ranked 14 out of 217].

—Anonymous, Syracuse University College of Law, Class of 2012

I believe that Law Preview's biggest contribution to my law school success was its ability to calm my nerves. I felt at ease entering law school, and I had a clear direction/goal of what I wanted to accomplish. I never lost sight of that, and I believe that is what put me ahead of my classmates. [#5 out of 240 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, Class of 2014

I attended the 2002 Summer Session in Dallas. I wanted to say thank you again for my scholarship and I wanted to keep you posted. I received my first semester grades and came out with a 3.8. I also received the highest grade in my Contracts Class. Thanks so much for your help.

—Adrienne B., Texas Southern University—Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Class of 2005

The overviews are incredibly helpful. To have seen estates and future interests before your first day of class puts you well ahead of the curve. And, Jordan Steiker on Con Law was utterly amazing.

—William S., Texas Southern University—Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview gave me a basic understanding of what to expect in each of my classes. Law Preview helped me realize that I was going to have to work hard for my grades, but also helped me realize that if I did I would be at the top of my class. Most importantly Law Preview gave me a heads up on how to prepare for final exams. I felt like I knew what to expect from day one. It was all a matter of keeping on top of everything and practicing like Law Preview taught me.

—Ezra K., Texas Tech University School of Law, Class of 2011

Overall, Law Preview took away much of the anxiety other students typically experience in their first year. With an overview of the first year courses, there weren't that many surprises. Law Preview also helped me develop a sensible schedule to tackle the heavy workload for the first year. Additionally, the portion of the course on taking law school exams was especially helpful. While I knew what to expect, and I could plan accordingly, many other students had no idea what a law school exam was like or how to prepare. I feel like Law Preview gave me an advantage, particularly in the first semester.

—Jason E., Texas Tech University School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview provided me with the foundation for a successful first year of law school. The workload from my undergraduate and graduate programs to law school was significant. By having a proven plan of attack ahead of time, I was able to hit the ground running from the first week of classes. In law school, the large majority of people are smart. What separates the top 10% from the rest is having a plan and sticking to it. Law Preview provided me with that plan.

—Drew N., Texas Tech University School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview provided a much needed jump start for the first semester. It allowed me to get to work right from the start and begin preparing and studying in a meaningful way that led to a great end of the semester! [Ranked #19 out of 241 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Texas Tech University School of Law, Class of 2014

The study schedule and testing strategies I learned during Law Preview gave me the tools I needed to succeed during my first year of law school. [Ranked #11 out of 228 students after 1L year.]

—Drew N., Texas Tech University School of Law, Class of 2014

Hi Don, I hope you are doing well. Last summer, I took the Law Preview seminar at Texas Wesleyan (I am also a 1L there). I received my grades and I made the Dean's List!! . . . It has been nearly a decade since I was in school, so I was very apprehensive about returning. The seminar provided a great introduction to the subject matter and the time demands of law school.

—S.T., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Class of 2005

I do not at the time know my class rank, but my first semester grades are nothing short of impressive. The course not only took the edge off the first few weeks, but also put me weeks ahead of my classmates as far as study skills are concerned. I used the helpful advice throughout the entire semester, and it really paid off.

—Gabriel G., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Class of 2010

From the very first day of class I felt ahead of the learning curve as far as preparation and study habits goes. The tips from Law Preview were very helpful in establishing a good base for finals preparation and it really showed when exam period came around.

—Louis S., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Class of 2011

Attending Law Preview provided awareness of the specific topics that would be covered during the first year of law school. Briefing cases and discussing them during class sessions was extremely helpful; the experience was invaluable for being able to concentrate on content rather than the process of briefing. An accepted student who will be a 1L in Fall 2008 asked me about attending Law Preview. Because of my recommendation, he signed up and will be attending the session at Wesleyan in August 2008! How exciting to have made such a difference in someone's life/career choice.

—Nancy R., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview really helped me in regards to exams. I had a hard semester, but when it came to exams, I followed the procedure set forth by Law Preview. I was able to out-perform my classmates by a considerable degree. My law school does not provide us our rank unless we request it, and I am still waiting for it, but judging from my grades, I am ranked highly.

—Anonymous, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview was invaluable. I was hoping to be in the top 20%. I am in the top 8%. LP gave me a road map to law school. While fellow classmates were 'freaking out' and overwhelmed at orientation, I felt like I had been there before. When others were struggling with the concept of briefing a case, I had all my briefs completed. Without Law Preview I would have been just another average student. Instead, I'm on the Dean's List. Thanks Law Preview!

—Mark F., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview was very instrumental in enabling me to be successful in my first year of law school. Not only did the course help prepare me for the rigors of the 1L curriculum, but it gave me a level of confidence walking into my first law school class that many of my peers did not acquire until well into the semester. While nothing can completely prepare you for the amount of hard work that it will take to out perform many of the other success driven people that will be sitting next to you in your law school classes, Law Preview comes pretty close. I finished my first year of law school ranked #10 (Top 5%) in my class, and I just received an invitation to become a member of my school's law review. There is no doubt in my mind that attending the Law Preview course was a significant factor in helping me to achieve these results. Law Preview's exam taking strategies, success tactics, and course overviews were all invaluable aids to me throughout my 1L year.

—Antonio A., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview was invaluable because it gave me a game plan for success. I followed the 12 steps, calendar, and testing materials. I have recommended Law Preview to several incoming students including my my wife and brother-in-law who are both coming to my law school. Thanks to Law Preview I ended up in the top 7% of my class and was invited to Law Review last week! I am working as a Research Assistant for one of my professors and also found an internship at a law firm in San Diego. Law Preview is for any student who wants to succeed.

—Robert B., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview expels the mystery that lies behind the first-year of law school. The program revealed to me that success in law school depends greatly on your approach. The tips and tools that I gleaned through my time in the program were priceless in that they gave me a "how to navigate" the first-year of law school that many of my peers did not appear to have. I finished my 1L year ranked 1 out of 313 students and I owe a debt of gratitude to LP for partnering with me throughout my first-year and for their continued support. I firmly believe that anyone who utilizes the LP approach and puts in the time and effort will find themselves at the top of their class and perhaps most importantly, find the law school experience to be enjoyable and satisfying.

—Anonymous, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Class of 2013
(transferred to University of Colorado School of Law)

Law Preview gave me the edge I needed to do well this semester. First, learning a lot of the main concepts ahead of time really allowed me to focus on perfecting my knowledge of the concept, as opposed to merely trying to grasp the concept for the first time. For example, when my Civil Procedure professor was introducing Subject-Matter Jurisdiction, Personal Jurisdiction, and their distinctions, I already understood; therefore I was able to gain more from the lecture throughout the semester. Secondly, the case briefing exercises really paid off. The process of identifying the relevant facts, the main issue, etc was daunting at first; but by the time I started class, I was able to produce them much quicker than the rest of my classmates, who were just learning how to case brief. It saved me time and frustration once the semester started. In the end it all paid off because I am now in the top 1% of my class after the first semester. Thank you Law Preview!

—Christina L., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Class of 2010

I am a part-time student and ranked #5 of 96 students. The tools Law Preview provided me with did help get me off the ground running. As I stood on top of my outlines throughout the semester, other students were just beginning their outlines the week before midterms, and then did not touch them again until review week while I was taking past exams. The emails throughout the semester were also very helpful, they certainly kept me focused! So far, Law Preview has been worth the money spent. Thanks!

—Anonymous, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Class of 2013

First, it calmed my nerves going into law school. Second, it helped me to create my own weekly and semester schedule. Finally, the briefs from Law Preview provided a small break at random points in the semester by removing a portion of the home work.

—Michael K., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Class of 2014

Don, I just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful experience you provided at the law preview classes last summer. I was a student that decided to take a scholarship my first year, instead of going to a higher ranked school. I am student at Thomas Jefferson, and my first semester I got a 4.06 GPA, which hopefully will make me #1 in the class (Class rankings are not out yet). One of the reason why I did so well is because of the Law Preview class that I took. It really prepared me for all of the challenges that law school brings, and I was way more prepared then almost all of my other classmates. Because of my first semester grades I am going to try to transfer to a top 14, or at least something in the top 20, and I strongly believe that it would not have been an option for me to do so without Law Preview. Thanks again!

—Anonymous, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Class of 2014
(transferred to Georgetown University Law Center)

Law Preview prepared me for what to expect from the law school experience, but there's no substitute for being able to perform under the stress of finals.

—Anonymous, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview prepared me with what to expect in my first year of law school. They gave great tips I used throughout the year.

—Anonymous, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Class of 2009

Law Preview helped me tremendously with my law school experience, especially the writing class. I felt more confident and prepared when I began.

—Scott G., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Class of 2011

Since I just received my grades from the first semester yesterday, I do not know what I'm ranked yet, but I did get 3 As and 1 A-!! Law Preview definitely made a huge impression on my law school experience. The most important thing I took out of it was how much Don stressed to us that the 1st year matters the most. I always had that in the back of my mind at all times and that is what kept me going and striving to succeed. While everyone around me I felt complained about how hard it was and basically wanted to give up, I just kept remembering what Don said every day that once you get through the 1st year, the rest is easy! It also made me not want to settle for anything less than a 4.0 and so that's what I worked toward and I'm extremely pleased that I have no regrets about the effort I put in because I did everything I could have possibly done. . . . I also benefitted from Law Preview in that it stressed the importance of taking note of the things professors said in class that other students would think were trivial because those actually can matter the most and always find their way on the exam. For example, my torts professor mentioned one small detail in class that a certain case (that we were required to look up on our own time) might be on the exam, and I was SO happy i took the time to do that because the facts and issue in that case were EXACTLY the same on the exam and worth 20 essay pts! I really liked all the professors that came and lectured at law preview as well. My favorite was Jody Kraus who taught us Contracts because although he was intimidating at first, that definitely prepared me for some of the professors I had last semester! (I also really appreciated Don telling us to make sure we were well-prepared for that lecture!) Whenever I was called on to recite in class I just kept thinking how Jody told us that even if you're not sure what you're talking about, SOUND confident, and that helped a lot. . . . I also really found the schedule Law Preview laid out for us very helpful because I think a lot of people go into law school not knowing what the average time commitment is and I just kept thinking "9 hrs a day" and would try to aim for that! In the beginning of school, I was trying to do my homework for class the night before and then I realized that on the schedule we were given it said to do the assignments 2 nights in advance and that definitely was helpful!! Much less stressful that way. . . . More than anything, thank you Law Preview for being my motivation to strive for a 4.0 and constantly remind myself how important the first year grades are!

—Chirstina G., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Class of 2012

I can't explain how much I believe this program helped me. Because of my experience at Law Preview, I came into my first term feeling comfortable with the material and hit the ground running. As I met more and more students, I realized that I was so much more ahead of them in terms of preparedness. I followed the schedule that the Law Preview suggested and I felt that its flow helped me to do my daily work, study on the weekends and to manage my time effectively. Many of my friends would come to me seeking advice or help with their briefs because they saw how streamlined my own process was. As the term went on I began to realize week after week how much the program really helped. And as I came into week ten I did not feel as stressed as most students. While they were spending late nights in the library trying to catch up and write their outlines; I was simply reviewing and developing strategies on how to attack my exams. I felt that the study tips and suggestions they gave at the Law Preview not only helped with learning content, but managing the stress of first term. Not that I wasn't stressed, but I was substantially less freaked out/emotional than many other students. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in going to law school. To put it quite plain, I would call home and tell my parents all the time how thankful I was that I made the decision to attend the Law Preview. [Ranked 51 out of 325].

—Anonymous, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Class of 2012

Law Preview helped me tremendously in my preparation for law school. Having completed my undergraduate education ten years earlier, I definitely had concerns that I might not be able to adjust to being a full-time law school student. Receiving an overview and practice on case briefing and learning some outlining techniques helped me stay focused coming out of the gate in my first semester. The (relatively) intense week of Law Preview classes also gave me confidence that I could become a full-time student again. [Ranked in the top 11% after first semester]

—Anonymous, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Class of 2013

Everyone always talks about how overwhelming, lonely and isolating law school can be, but after attending Law Preview I did not feel that way. This program, unlike many of the books I read, gave me a real taste of what my first year would be like. The tips, course overviews, and real life testimonals from not only people who have attended law school, but from instructors, gave me the tools I needed to do very well my first semster. [Ranked #15 out of 453 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Class of 2015

This class was the best investment I ever made. I really felt that I was not only incredibly prepared, but also very confident when I began school. . . . I also wanted you to know that the exam-taking strategies you teach were a great help -- I got an A- on my Criminal Law midterm. It was among the top 6 grades in my section of 70 students. Thanks again you guys.

—Christine L., Touro College—Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Class of 2003

Law Preview helped me build confidence in my abilities so I did not have to waste time in the first month of law school trying to find the confidence I needed to succeed. It taught me how to focus and excel in the pressure that is law school. . . . Also recieved a C.A.L.I. award in Torts.

—James S., Touro College—Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Class of 2008

The suggestions were really helpful about how to spend breaks and prepare for midterms and finals. The calendar was really useful to see how to spend my time. It was a good feeling to know walking in to school that I had seen some of the cases before and knew how to brief a case.

—Jessica R., Touro College—Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Class of 2011

I think Law Preview gave me a huge advantage coming into 1L year. Rather than coming in with a vague notion that law school would be hard work, I had a clear plan of exactly what kind of work I needed to be doing and how to do it. It was also very helpful getting the alumni updates so you feel like you're not alone and have people who actually understand what law school is like and have been through it there to answer any questions, give advice, and encourage you to stay on track. Though my school doesn't rank 1st year students until the end of 2nd semester, grades are in and I'm thrilled with the results. I got 3 As and 1 B+. I even got the A* in my Torts class. I definitely don't think I would have done as well without Law Preview. Thanks!

—Anonymous, Tulane University Law School, Class of 2010

I think it was a big help because I knew what to expect going in and knew how to handle it. [Ranked #11 out of 235].

—Anonymous, Tulane University Law School, Class of 2010

It was very helpful having a preview of each course, the vocabulary and general concepts of my first-semester curriculum. The familiarity with first-year law school concepts allowed me to internalize the issues rather than just trying to understand them. Experiencing the diversity of teaching methods from Law Preview enabled me to better prepare and adjust to each of the teaching styles of my professors [ranked #5 out of 240 after first semester].

—Anonymous, Tulane University Law School, Class of 2011

[Law Preview] gave me great confidence going into my exams [ranked #13 out of 231 students].

—Anonymous, Tulane University Law School, Class of 2011

Hi Don, I attended your class in San Francisco this summer and I just received my first semester grades at Tulane Law School. I made all A's!!!!!! I'm really glad I attended your class, and I really appreciate all of your updates. I never imagined this would happen when I was applying to law school a year ago. This semester, my goal is to make an A+ in every class! Thanks again.

[SECOND SEMESTER UPDATE] I was much more efficient than my colleagues. When they were scrambling during the end of semester/finals, I was calm and focused. I made all As again my second semester and graded on to Law Review.

—Valerie L., Tulane University Law School, Class of 2014

I don't know what my rank is, but I know that I did very well. I received the highest score in two of my classes. I think the best advice was to brief every case and to continually stay on top of the readings, as well as to refresh yourself every weekend. I also think that Law Preview's exam week advice was very helpful. I wholeheartedly agree with the idea that if you don't know the material by 5pm the next day, you won't know it by the exam. There's definitely no reason to stay up late cramming; however, some schools hold 1L exams in the afternoon so I would recommend that students refresh themselves by skimming their outlines in the morning, just so they don't waste the day. A casual read-through of their own outlines definitely won't hurt.

—Chloe C., Tulane University Law School, Class of 2015

I took Law Preview for an unusual reason. I had taken the LSAT but had not yet applied to school I was hesitant to quit my current job and go to law school; I did not really know if a legal career was right for me. I took Law Preview and had a great time. The lectures and instructors were wonderful. I think I now have a much better idea of what the law is and what to expect from school. I currently have applications pending and am keeping my fingers crossed that I end up at a school with teachers as interesting and competent as those I met at Law preview

—Lawrence K., Undecided, Class of 2010

Taking Law Preview not only gave me a great introduction to the basic first year law courses, it also gave me a realistic perspective of the kind of work that is required to finish in the top 10% of my class. I was able to land a job with a large firm after my first year and am currently preparing myself for a very successful career in law.

—Kevin K., University of Akron School of Law, Class of 2011

I really feel like I was more prepared than anyone else in my class. This definitely gave me an edge. After the first year I did so well, I'll be attending Washington University in St. Louis in the Fall! Thank you Law Preview! =) [Ranked #1 out of 63 students].

—Jonathan S., University of Akron School of Law, Class of 2013
(transferred to Washington University School of Law)

Law Preview helped me to understand how law school really worked so that I could be better prepared for classes. I was able to get all of the pre-Law School nerves out before classes even started, which allowed me to be more confident during my courses and start off on the right foot. I learned how to prepare for classes, how to read a case, how to set up my schedule to maintain a life outside of law school. Law Preview was the best thing that I could have ever done to prepare for class. I truly believe that Law Preview was a large part of my overall success in my first semester. [Ranked #11 out of 175 students after first semester

—Ashley L., University of Akron School of Law, Class of 2014

I wanted to let you all know that I just got my acceptance to Law Review in the mail, and I think that Law Preview played a huge part in the fact that I ended up in the top ten percent of my class with a best paper award and Law Review! It gave me an edge- I wasn't nearly as nervous, and I had at least heard of all the major concepts of every first year class before getting sent home with nothing but a casebook for my guide. The briefing skills I learned at Law Preview were the most important factor in my success. I did every brief, every time, just like you all said and to my amazement, it really works!

—Anonymous, University of Alabama School of Law, Class of 2006

Law Preview prepared me for what I would face in law school. It gave me confidence and relieved a great deal of stress before and during law school.

—Anonymous, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Class of 2011

My GPA was a 3.78--- 3 A's, 1 B. I believe Law Preview gave me a head start. I was more comfortable in the learning process than many of my classmates.

—Anonymous, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Class of 2012

I was in the Austin session of Law Preview last summer. I have stayed in touch with Kevin Collins and he has been a great mentor to me over the semester. He suggested I let you know about my great news. The following are my grades from last semester: Torts (A), Contracts (A), Civ Pro (A-) and Legal Writing (Honors Distinction). I am also one of five finalists for a legal writing competition that was open to all law students. I know my success is largely because of the advice I got during the Law Preview course, and the fact that I stuck to the plan. I know I would have fallen into the trap of preparing for class, not the exam if I hadn't taken Law Preview. I can't say enough good things about Law Preview. When potential students start visiting my law school (University of Arizona) and ask me for advice, I will tell every one of them about Law Preview. I am just so thankful I took the course.

—Anonymous, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Class of 2015

I think that Law Preview got me in the mindset as to what school was going to demand of me. I didn't know very much about the day to day work or what to expect as to the demands of law school. I believe that law preview prepared me more for what to expect, thereby decreasing the anxiety throughout the first couple of weeks. This helped me focus on my work. I don't think anything can prepare you for the unfortunate day that you first get called on, but I believe Law Preview prepares you as to what you should be studying - what you should be taking out of the cases and putting into your outline.

—Taylor M., University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview allowed me to get an idea of what law school was about so that I knew what professors were talking about when they mentioned the words outlining and case briefs from day one. This class gives you a glimpse of what law school is about so that you already have an advantage over other students who are still trying to get a feel for what is expected of them. That may not seem like a lot but it is enough to put you ahead of at least half the class and any advantage you can have is always good.

—Lawrence O., University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview kept me on course while my classmates seemed confused.

—Joshua W., University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview was an invaluable experience. I feel that I would have not done as well without taking the courses. Although the substantive material did not completely remain with me throughout the semester, the most valuable aspect of this program was the dose of confidence that it gave me going in to my first semester. Law school, especially your first year, is one of the most grueling, mentally- and emotionally-challenging years of your life and having a bit of extra confidence can really make the difference. Going in prepared helped me to remain on track when school felt overwhelming, and that resulted in an extremely successful first year for me. I credit Law Preview with that! I recommend this program to every incoming 1L.

—Jason P., University of Baltimore School of Law, Class of 2008
(transferred to Washington University School of Law)

Law Preview allowed me to hit the ground running as soon as the semester began. I did not have to waste time learning how to read and brief cases. The jump start allowed to stay on top of my studies throughout the year and finish ranked in the top 4%. The preparation Law Preview provided me allowed me to achieve a GPA and ranking that allowed me to transfer to a top 20 law school.

—April A., University of Baltimore School of Law, Class of 2008
(transferred to Washington and Lee University School of Law)

Law Preview helped to eliminate some of the pressure and fear of the unknown when it came to the first year of law school. The professors are top notch and the founders of the company are always available to assist a student with any questions he or she may have throughout the semester. While the program provides background on each first year class along with tips pertaining to outlining, exams, briefing cases, etc., I feel that the true value of the program lies in its ability to mentally prepare an incoming law student, making him or her comfortable with the potential obstacles down the road. Law Preview proved to be an invaluable experience; I finished my first year ranked within the top 5% and am transferring to GWU Law in the fall!

—Anonymous, University of Baltimore School of Law, Class of 2009
(transferred to George Washington University Law School)

I am thrilled with my grades and with the effort that I put into classes this year. If not for Law Preview I wouldn't have had an idea of what to expect during my first year. By spending a little extra money to prepare myself for the first year of a huge investment it was invaluable. I always knew I could offer something in class just from the daily classes we had in Law Preview. By doing the program it gave me a leg up from everyone who did nothing during the summer. Showing how to correctly brief a case gave me an advantage. While it took three weeks for my classmates to finally get it right I was on top of it before the first class! Law Preview is an investment that every future 1L needs to take advantage of.

—Marc H., University of Baltimore School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview made me confident and not scared going into law school which is a very intimidating and lonely environment. I felt like just by having practiced reading cases in Law Preview's casebook I was ahead of other people in my class struggling to write a brief. I took their advice seriously and it paid off [ranked #7 out of 280].

—Anonymous, University of Baltimore School of Law, Class of 2010

As an older student, Law Preview provided a good overview of what to expect, both in terms of law and in terms of rejoining the academic environment. In fact, my preparation for law preview alone by briefing 40 cases over the summer allowed me to hit the ground running. The professors at law preview were so good, that even though I have enjoyed my professors during 1L, I remember them fondly and wish I could take their law classes. [Ranked top 10% after first semester].

—Anonymous, University of Baltimore School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview prepared me for what I should expect with law school in regards to course load, outlining, type of people that will surround you, and how professors teach. 'Law school' sounds intimidating, but like with anything you do in life, to be successful you must prepare yourself. Law Preview is almost necessary, because why would you put your heart into something for three years, and not use a source like Law Preview to put you a step ahead of your peers? Law Preview should be considered an essential step to the Law School process if you want to be ahead of the competition, or help with the stress that comes with law school.

—Ryan B., University of Baltimore School of Law, Class of 2013

I came into law school knowing I wanted to transfer and Law Preview helped give me a clear strategy I needed to do well. I have already been accepted as a transfer student to Harvard, UCLA & Boalt. I think most importantly I came in knowing how to outline, take practice tests, ect, and that gave me an edge I was able to maintain throughout the year.

—Anonymous, University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2008

Thanks to Law Preview, my first semester grades exceeded my expectations. I now have a 4.0 G.P.A., as well as an A in legal writing and research, even with the dreaded forced curve Hastings likes to implement. Law Preview definitely helped make law school a more comfortable (and, dare I say, enjoyable) experience. By going through Law Preview's prep course, I was comfortable with the process of reading, briefing, and taking notes by the time the first semester started. This advantage alone was invaluable; it saved me a lot of stress and anxiety that many of my classmates faced, for it was the first time for many of them to even see what a case looks like, much less struggle through the material to decipher the case's importance. In addition, Law Preview continues to give advice and answer questions during the school year, which helped keep me on track and clear any ambiguities I had. I would strongly recommend Law Preview to anyone thinking of entering the field of law.

—Anonymous, University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2006

Law Preview exceeded my expectations. It is well organized, has an excellent faculty conducting its classes and it provides great course materials. I feel I hit the ground running in all my first-year classes and was very prepared to present cases. The course gave me the map and confidence to focus on exam strategies from day one. Thanks.

—B.C., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2003

Law Preview showed me how damn hard it was going to be. It was hard boot camp for a harder war.

—David H., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2008

It was helpful to know what I was getting myself into.

—Anonymous, University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2008

The lectures, time management tips, study strategies, and study schedule provided to me by Law Preview all helped me stay on top of my work throughout the semester. I felt better prepared from the first day of classes since I already had experience with briefing and analyzing cases. Also, I felt like I was at an advantage because many of the cases we covered in class were cases I had already encountered during the Law Preview session. I directly followed the study plan set out by Law Preview and ended up with a 4.0 GPA in my first semester of law school and received the highest grade in my Torts class!

—Anonymous, University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview was a priceless tool in preparing me for my first year of law school. I felt confident and ready for anything law school could throw at me. Throughout my 1L year, my assignments mirrored those of Law Preview and having already briefed the cases, I had a leg up. Thank you!

—Jason B., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2009

Class ranking at my school is not given until the end of the first year... but my first semester grades are as follows: LW&R = A, Torts = B, Crim = A, Civ Pro = A, Contracts = A. THANKS LAW PREVIEW!!! Here is how Law Preview helped me: (1) Psychologically I felt better prepared. Law school is very stressful--completing a prep-course helped me to mitigate some of my fears of venturing into a new academic arena. (2) Although everybody learns how to brief in about 3-4 weeks, the fact that Law Preview exposed me to briefing cases prior to law school gave me a noticeable advantage from the beginning. (3) Law school is very competitive and although learning how to brief is a skill that the majority of students learn early (regardless of taking Law Preview or not), every little advantage one has at the beginning sets the difference in the end between good grades and excellent grades. (4) The study schedule provided by Law Preview was a good guideline in helping me to know if I was doing enough. Simply stated, there is no trick to law school, the basics of lots of hard work, diligence in briefing cases, and outlining early are the keys to success. Law Preview helps introduce students to those tools prior to being slammed with the density of work. My only suggestion to people contemplating whether or not to take Law Preview is, why not? Just ask yourself, "How could being exposed to important cases, lectures from professors, and learning briefing and outlining skills be bad?" There is nothing but benefit from from taking a prep course.

—Paul K., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2010

By the time I got into classes I already knew how to read an analyze cases. I also knew the basic concepts so I was able to get up to speed about the intricacies introduced in class much faster. Other people struggled with the more complicated concepts, but I had already gone over them once in Law Preview and the second time just helped my clarify my understanding. Learning to brief the cases before starting was helpful because I did not need to spend an inordinate amount of time on each case. I knew what I needed to extract from the cases and had a template in which to place the information. Law preview helps you hit the ground running in your first year.

—Anonymous, University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2011

They do not put out class rank for the first semester but I got two As and and A- in my substantive classes and a B+ in Legal Writing and Research. Going by last year's numbers, my 3.9 GPA puts me in the top 15% or better. Law Preview gave me a method of preparing for class that allowed me to make the most of lectures from the start. The tips about making use of the table of contents and starting to outline early were the most useful in retrospect. During the final reading period, I was able to focus on old tests and adjusting my finished outline to be more useful in the test scenario. I'm incredibly happy with the results.

—Anonymous, University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2012

Very helpful in allowing me to grasp the big picture ahead of time and understand how to brief cases and take exams, which they don't teach you at law school. [Ranked 60 out of 417 after first year].

—Anonymous, University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview really helped put into perspective what the first semester of law school would be like. The substantive overview of each core first year class really prevented me from feeling lost or overwhelmed, the study calendar helped me know when and how to study, and the materials on exam writing are absolutely invaluable. Law Preview is the difference between drowning and succeeding your first semester.

—Amelia D., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2012

I found that Law Preview gave me a head start on the first couple of weeks of classes, practice briefing cases, and familiarity with a few of the 'famous' cases - cases which all laws students study. These might not sound like much, but when you're graded on a curve and time is a commodity, advantages and efficiencies like these are invaluable.

—Edward B., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2013

I felt like I had a much better understanding of what we're supposed to be getting out of the cases and what the big pictures of the classes are. That may sound simplistic, but it's quite important in technically-focuses class such as contracts.

—Patrick G., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2014

It made classes clearer and easier to follow. Everything was familiar, even if vaguely and remotely familiar. This made things that much more helpful, and gave me the opportunity to excel. Thanks Law Preview!

—Alexander K., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview truly helped me understand the amount of work I was supposed to be putting in each day with the daily schedule/calendar it provided me with. While I was studying for 12 hours a day my fellow classmates studied for 5, if that. Being diligent about staying on track with Law Preview's schedule and knowing which days I could take off from studying (which were few, of course!) helped me stay on track, be efficient and helped me achieve a 4.0 GPA my fall quarter which put me at around the top 1% of my class. Law Preview is a fantastic tool particularly for your 1L when everyone is in the dark about what to expect. Thank you Law Preview!

—Stephanie S., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview helped me maintain proper perspective throughout my first semester. The timelines, overviews of first year classes and other advice provided by Law Preview helped me to budget my time effectively to deal with the potentially overwhelming amount of information/pressures throughout the first semester. My law school does not rank until the end of the Spring semester. I received a 3.627 GPA.

—Michelle C., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2016

Not too long ago I was a petrified 0L who came across a flyer for Law Preview, shortly after completing law school applications. At that point, I was committed to being a 1L in Fall of 2013, and realized I needed an edge. I underachieved in undergrad, knew I didn't have a shot at a T14 law school, and concluded I needed to crush 1L to make my decision to attend law school worth it. I incessently frequented "Top-Law-Schools" discussion forms for advice on how to do well in law school, and for information on how to prepare the summer before law school. The consensus from my observations was that Law Preview was regarded as being "okay" to "not really worth it", and that 0L's should take the summer off and relax as much as possible before school starts. Although I found much of the advice on "Top-Law-Schools" useful, I knew I needed to prepare that summer and thankfully did not change my mind about paying the full tuition for Law Preview's summer program. I knew Law Preview was a Barbri program, and that was all it took for my stamp of approval. When my Law Preview course book arrived in the mail, I pretended like it was a real 1L casebook and I read it cover to cover before class started. In order to maximize the benefit of the course, I knew I needed to fulfill my end of the bargain. It paid off. I received a 4.0 GPA first semester. I continue to maximize use of the Law Preview course by using the Law Preview case brief template to brief every case I read, the sample calendar to help allocate my time, and have read every alumni update and have taken advantage of the First Look profile. My job prospects for summer look bright with my GPA -- THANK YOU!

—Reshaad S., University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2016

Dear Law Preview, I'm writing to thank you for the wonderful program you run. I attended last year's session in LA and as I near the end of my first year at UCLA, I'm starting to reflect on how much your program helped me through it. Not only did the substantive seminars prepare me to better understand my courses in general (and they did - I found myself explaining things to my classmates quite often I think because I had part of the bigger picture in my mind from the get-go) but a pleasant surprise was the specific preparation I had for my civil procedure class which turned out to be taught by your civil procedure speaker - William Rubenstein. Even more important to me than the week of classes however, was the continuing communication that you had with us throughout the year. I hope that you are able to continue to keep that level of personal attention with the students as your program grows as it was the part that stood out the most to me. I never had a chance to respond to any of your emails but I read each one and the advice and encouragement was always helpful. I had a very successful first semester, so far a successful second semester and I just found out that I'm on the Law Review! So I thought I would jot you a quick note of appreciation and thanks - you being my 'first step to Law Review' and all!

—Cheryl K., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2003

As an older student returning to school, the Law Preview course gave me the psychological edge I needed before starting law school. Thanks Law Preview!

—Timothy M., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2002

Law Preview was an excellent experience. It's a great opportunity to get advice about how to succeed in law school from accomplished attorney's who have been through it. The program is especially helpful for those who have little or no experience with the law. The professors and staff of Law Preview do a superb job exposing students to the substantive law they will encounter in law school, as well as answering practical questions about what to expect from professors.

—Agata G., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2004

Fantastic. I knew what to expect when I entered and how to prepare for finals at a good pace throughout the semester. I would recommend it to anyone enrolling in law school. [Law Preview] made the adjustment very easy.

—Anonymous, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2009

The advice on test preparation, outlining and case briefing were crucial to my success. I knew the steps necessary for success before I even started the fall semester.

—Aaron F., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2009

Pushing for briefing cases rather than simply reading them was the biggest impact. Also, pushing to start outlines early and taking practice tests really impacted. The actually substantive overview of the courses were significantly less useful than the study skills. However, the study skills were so useful that they we're worth the price alone. Although UCLA does not rank, my GPA was a 3.7.

—Anonymous, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2011

Gave a great guideline for study skills and allocating my time throughout first semester. Great practice in case briefing prior to starting school. Excellent professors at law preview. Highly recommend. [Ranked #2 out of 350 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2014

Because of Law Preview I knew what was expected of me going into class. Before the exam period and before the papers are due, law students need to know how to understand what the professor wants in class. Thanks to Law Preview I was prepared on every day of class and that allowed me to concentrate on what the professor really wanted us to know. By gleaning the professor's focus I was able to tailor my outlines to be better prepared for exams without killing myself learning unnecessary material.

—Anonymous, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2016

I just wanted to let you know that I recently received my grades. I got Honors in two of my classes. Thanks a bunch for all your help and for giving me the scholarship (which allowed me to take Law Preview).

—Roberto J., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2005

A solid head start, if only to have heard the some of the new vocabulary, so it wasn't so new and overwhelming when it hit initially. So much of law school for me was getting a clean break out of the gates.

—Daniel L., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2008

Boalt does not have rankings or traditional grades. We do have a curve w/ the top 10% receiving HH, the next 30% H and the remainder of the class P. For my first semester, I received an H in all of my classes, except for one, where I received a HH. I attribute my success to Law Preview. I came into a law school with a game plan, so while the rest of my classmates were trying to figure out how to study, I am was already in the library using the techniques of briefing and reviewing and I learned at during my session. I had confidence in the method. Law Preview did a great job taking the mystery out of law school, and once the smoke and mirrors have been removed, I found the material managable. Thank you for putting together a great program.

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2009

Law Preview completely made my first semester experience. I came in with a game plan instead of struggling the first few months to figure out what I was trying to accomplish. I knew exactly what my courses were going to cover, and most importantly, what I needed to do to get the best handle on the material. I scored in the highest 10% of all my first semester classes and I attribute a lot of this to the preparation I received in Law Preview - especially the exam-taking, outlining, and time management advice.

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2009

I am so thankful that I took the Law Preview class. Law school is hard work, but it is doable with the proper tools. I was able to get the tools for the first year from the one week class. This class should be mandatory to all entering 1Ls.

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2009

The best thing about Law Preview is the tips that they give you about managing your time. I followed the plan to the letter. I only briefed and read for the first six weeks and then after that, I began outlining and preparing for exams. It worked! I ended up in the top 5-10% of my class, even winning awards for the highest grade in my section. Also, it was helpful to go into the first semester having already read some of the most important cases and having been introduced to some of the key subjects. I honestly think it was the smartest thing I did all year.

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2010

Law Preview helped me know what to expect at law school. That alone was worth the money! What I valued most was the timeline and the academic success lectures. It helped me to know that I should plan on spending 12 hours a day doing law school related things. The first semester I wasn't able to review cumulatively each week like I wanted to, but I still felt like I was keeping myself on track according to the Law Preview plan. Even though Berkeley doesn't rank students, I received an "H" for each one of my courses, so I guess I was doing something right!

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2014

From day one, I felt comfortable in a sea of anxiety because I had a plan and knew what to do everyday. The whole semester of cold calling, I was only startled by one question! Before Law Preview (and being the first in my family to go to law school) I had no idea that I was supposed to "brief" a case and now, I do countless briefs everyday. The preparation for class & exams was the key!! The only thing I would change is outlining earlier! By the way, Berkeley doesn't rank but I am happy with my grades!

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2014

Law Preview gave me a head start in my first year curriculum. Moreover, Law Preview helped me be more organized and efficient. Great experience!

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2015

Law Preview helped me feel more comfortable from the first day of class until the last. I was given tools for studying and learning that helped me succeed during my first semester.

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2015

Because I had already experienced case-briefing during the summer, I found that I was able to brief cases quickly and efficiently, making me feel much more prepared and much less stressed than my classmates. I found Law Preview's Alumni Updates extremely valuable because I was constantly reminded to continue briefing cases throughout the entire semester, was reminded of when to begin outlining and was that I am not going through this law school experience alone. The updates are a GREAT resource.

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2015

Law Preview helped me feel more comfortable from the first day of class until the last. I was given tools for studying and learning that helped me succeed during my first semester.

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me a head start in my first year curriculum. Moreover, Law Preview helped me be more organized and efficient. Great experience!

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me a better idea of what was going on for the first few weeks and how to conceptualize all the information I was going to get. Also, the prep materials we got during the program were really helpful when studying for finals. It was nice going into the classes with general knowledge of what was covered under the umbrella of "torts," as well as how the different subjects do or don't relate to each other.

—Mark G., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2015

I remember reading a case for class and instantly recalling discussions from Law Preview regarding the same case and/or principle. Law Preview gave me confidence and familiarity with the subject matter of law school.

—Anonymous, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2015

It helped me anticipate better what law school would be like since I had no idea prior to Law Preview. I was also able to focus right upon the start of the semester instead of trying to figure out what to do during the semester. Getting sample exam answers from the library was clutch!

—Kathleen T., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Class of 2016

As an undergraduate, I relied on my ability to BS and learn quickly to get decent grades. I never developed good study habits or much discipline. Needless to say, I knew that I was going to be in for a world of hurt if I didn't do something to get ready for law school. Law Preview was the perfect something. After the first semester, I have a 3.74 and a great plan for academic success. It started with knowing what I was getting myself into, which the pre-course reading really helped with. Then it meant getting a basic grasp of the material, so that I could actually engage in school from day one, without the panic. The time in the program with the professors really helped build that basic understanding. Lastly, it meant knowing how, what, and when to study. The course, the materials, the advise, the follow-up emails, I couldn't say enough good things about how all of this truly useful and concrete information transformed my approach to school. At law school, you will hear a ton of advice, from students, from professors, from lawyers, from other companies. The Law Preview approach is the one: work hard, work smart. I didn't waste much time at all figuring out how to get started, and I used my exam time efficiently. I even slept well most nights. So, thank you so much for a great program.

—Monica B., University of California, Davis School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview really made me nervous about my classes (which for me is a good thing). Since I was so scared about doing poorly I studies super hard and did very well. [Ranked top 5% after 1L year].

—Stephanie C., University of California, Davis School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview really helped me out at the beginning of my law school career. I not only knew how to write a solid reading brief, but also had a pretty good idea of the outline of each course before it even began.

—Christopher B., University of Chicago Law School, Class of 2008

I found the exam prep and case briefing strategies particularly helpful. I also found that I was more confident in class as a result of Law Preview.

—Anonymous, University of Chicago Law School, Class of 2010

Law Preview does exactly as it's name purports: it is a preview of law school. I found that the stimulated class sessions mirrored my actual law school classes. For me, attending Law Preview helped to reduce my anxiety and apprehension of the first week of classes and what to expect. Because many schools do not teach you how to brief cases or compose an outline, I felt at ease while completing my first homework assignments because I had already learned those skills at Law Preview. I highly recommend Law Preview for incoming 1L students.

—Anonymous, University of Chicago Law School, Class of 2013

I was better prepared for what to expect during my first semester of law school. Others were much more stressed; I knew what was important to focus my attention on, instead of getting caught up with all the minute details in every case. Finding old exams, outlines from upper-levels, and utilizing study aids when I needed them, helped me so much. With a 3 year old at home, the preparation and knowledge that Law Preview gave me was (and is) invaluable!! . . . Law Preview lowered my level of anxiety at the beginning of the school year. Many of my fellow students were stressed and overwhelmed right from the start. Law Preview gave me the tools I needed to balance school with my responsibilities as a mom. . . . I haven't received my rank yet, but I do know that I made dean's list! Thanks Law Preview!

—Elise L., University of Cincinnati College of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview taught me to engage the law in the text, rather than just sorting through it to find answers for the Socratic method. Overall I enjoyed and benefited from your program--all of the advice was spot on.

—Anonymous, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Class of 2012

It made me feel prepared in a way that others didn't seem to be. While they were busy learning just the Black Letter law, I was trying to discern policy arguments.

—Katherine W., University of Colorado School of Law, Class of 2015

I believe that Law Preview was an integral part of my first semester success. While my school does not issue rankings until the end of the first year I was very pleased with my first semester grades. I felt like I had a true advantage over my peers in law school because I had a comprehensive understanding of all of my courses before they had even started. I am incredibly grateful to Law Preview for all of the great study/exam tactics that I employed throughout first semester.

—Anonymous, University of Connecticut School of Law, Class of 2014

I ranked in the top 20% of my first year class. Law Preview gave me the tools to succeed! I had a major advantage, because from day 1 I went into class knowing how to brief a case and how to spot policy issues at play in the court's decision. Moreover, I knew how to outline the course better than most of my classmates, and, perhaps more importantly, I knew to begin outlining in late September--not after Thanksgiving, like most of my section. I took all of the advice Law Preview gave us, and finished in the top 10% first semester and culminated in the top 20% of my first year.

—James S., University of Connecticut School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview gave me a jump start. I was not surprised by the pace of the class, the amount of reading, or professors' expectations.

—Anonymous, University of Connecticut School of Law, Class of 2015

Class ranks do not come out until the end of the full 1L year. Law preview help reduce anxiety about exam and test taking and gave me some great study tips (specifically note taking and proper case brief format). The advice was priceless, and while I think I could have used the tools more than I did, having the information at my fingertips and having an introduction before starting gave me a lot of confidence. Thank you!

—Aigne G., University of Connecticut School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview prepared me for what otherwise would have been the completely overwhelming pace of law school. The "sneak peak" Law Preview provided gave me insight on how to prepare, organize, and stay on track. Without the look ahead, the heavy workload and nonstop pace may have been unmanageable.

—Stephen R., University of Dayton School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview had a huge impact on my academic success. I think the most important thing Law Preview did for me was to provide a weekly schedule. Although, I didn't always follow the schedule, having that as my goal was very helpful. [Ranked #5 out of 142 students after 1L year.]

—Anonymous, University of Dayton School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview helped me to anticipate the workload and have a plan from the start. . . . As an older, non-traditional student (I am the mother of 4 school age children), I was concerned that I was at a disadvantage time-wise compared to my peers. Not so! I also obtained a CALI award for the highest grade in my Legal Profession class. [Ranked #12 out of 108 students after the fall semester].

—Anonymous, University of Dayton School of Law, Class of 2015

While getting a peek at my upcoming 1st year subjects was interesting, it was really the lessons on how to prepare that were most helpful. Knowing what an outline was, how to brief a case, and having a study schedule were invaluable tools for my first year success. I was light years ahead of my fellow classmates at orientation and for the first few months of school. Also, when we came to a case discussed in a Law Preview lecture, I knew what to look for and what to take away.

—Anonymous, University of Dayton School of Law, Class of 2015

At the end of the second semester I was ranked 18 out of 102. Law Preview instilled the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in law school. I returned to law school after spending five years in the professional world. Frankly, I was concerned that I would be able to manage the work load let alone do well. From the first day of the class I immediately felt confident that not only could I succeed but that I would succeed. As promised, during the fall semester I watched my classmates struggle to prepare for class, outline, and prepare for exams. Thank you Don and the professors at Law Preview for making my transition from the professional world to the academic world easier and with greater confidence. The results speak for themselves.

—Anonymous, University of Dayton School of Law, Class of 2015

I don't know my ranking at the end of my first year, but I have a 3.51 GPA. Law Preview was very helpful in putting me a step ahead of my classmates in the beginning of the semester. When they were learning how to read and brief a case, I was learning the rule. As the semester went on the gap left, but I still think it helped me a lot with confidence and study skills. Everyone else was getting advice from 2L's, but I felt like I had concrete experience behind the advice I got at Law Preview.

—Alison S., University of Denver College of Law, Class of 2009

I think attending Law Preview made me feel more confident entering the first few weeks of school. So, while many of my class mates were busy trying to get a grasp on the newness of it all, I already knew what was expected and required of me to do well.

—Timothy G., University of Denver College of Law, Class of 2010

I am very happy that I invested in the law preview program. I am happy to say that at the end of my first year of law school I ranked in the top 14% of my class. The first semester of law school you will find that you are surrounded by extremely strong personalities. You will be stressed and you will be surrounded by other stressed people sharing their haphazard strategies for doing well. Your first year of law school feels like a hurricane (you are overwhelmed by the stress of achievement, the standards, the Socratic method, etc). I would say that law preview was my safe haven. Above all else, the Law Preview program allowed me to glide into my first year of law school with a sense of ease. Peace of mind, is a very crucial thing. In addition to peace of mind the law preview program gave me strategies and made me more focused. It allowed me to save time, concentrate better, and ultimately achieve my results. I highly recommend the program to any first year student It was the best decision I made coming into law school! Law preview I wish you had an LSAT prep course!

—Anonymous, University of Denver College of Law, Class of 2010

The techniques we learned were extremely helpful. During finals study time, everybody else was outlining; my outlines were finished as of the last class day so I was able to study and work on the hypos. I was even able to incorporate a 'nugget' section into my notes that came in very handy on the exams. Thanks for everything!

—Kate L., University of Denver College of Law, Class of 2013

I believe the way Law Preview helped the most was in letting me know what to expect in the first year of law school - especially the panic that seems to set in during exam weeks. I felt prepared for everything that the first year threw at me, and nothing was a big surprise [ranked #1].

—Anonymous, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview provided the foundation for my law school studies and laid out a detailed program for me to follow to ensure that I was on top of everything. Additionally, I was able to focus on mastering the material in class rather than scrambling to learn it for the first time. It definitely worked: top 5% of my class and A's in 3 of 4 classes.

—Anonymous, University of Florida—Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Class of 2011

[Law Preview's] exam techniques and study tips were helpful [ranked #20 out of 400 after first semester].

—Anonymous, University of Florida—Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Class of 2011

When I entered my first year of law school at The University of Florida School of Law, I was very happy with that opportunity. Although I was an 'average' student going in, I ended up doing very well -- finishing in the top 2% of my 1L class. The success I enjoyed as a 1L at Florida allowed me to transfer to Harvard Law School, and that's something that was certainly not an option I had prior to starting school. I definitely think that Law Preview was one of the reasons I did so well my first year. Law Preview gave me a process to follow and an understanding about how to study and absorb the material I'd be learning. In addition, the law professors who teach with Law Preview provided me with an overview of each of my 1L classes, so I had a good understanding about the material I'd cover throughout the year. Finally, learning how to take a law school exam and walk through Law Preview's exam-taking strategies with a law professor from a top law school was a great opportunity and something that I truly appreciated; I was able to use these strategies many times throughout the first year of law school. I would recommend the Law Preview program to anyone -- whether you are planning to go to a small regional school or a large national one. No matter what law school you attend, how well you do during your first year is going to dictate the job opportunities you'll have in the end, which is why I think this program is really for anybody.

—Mike P., University of Florida—Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Class of 2011
(transferred to Harvard Law School)

Law Preview really made me aware of how much time is required to prepare for classes and successfully perform. Law Preview also stressed the importance of beginning outlines early, and the schedule provided was also a very beneficial guide. [Ranked 50 out of 300].

—Anonymous, University of Florida—Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview provided me the tools to be successful in my first semester of law school. It offered a detailed look at the process of law school from start to finish and highlighted areas where disciplined students could excel in relation to their peers. [Ranked #13 out of 319 students after first semester]

—William H., University of Florida—Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Class of 2016

Before Law Preview I was practically having nightmares about what 1L year would be like. Law Preview's introduction to each 1L course allows some relief from the panic of starting law school. It helped me by not only introducing me to the kind of material I would be studying, but also by introducing me to a schedule to follow. While it is difficult to follow the schedule exactly, it gave me an overall understanding of a basic approach to 1L year, that I inevitably tweaked to match my specific schedule. It allowed me to ease into law school instead of jumping in head first. [Ranked #32 out of 313 students after the first semester]

—Angela K., University of Florida—Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Class of 2016

It helped me with how to approach studying, what kind of hours I should expect to put forth in order to be successful and how to approach exams. I think that briefing all of my cases was a habit that was essential. By the end of the year when I was working on my outlines and reviewing courses, I couldn't have been happier that I followed the advice of Law Preview and kept on briefing.

—Michael M., University of Georgia School of Law, Class of 2008

We don't get rankings at UGA Law until May, but I was overall successful my first semester. I received an A for the only final grade we receive in the fall, Crim Law. I believe Law Preview was helpful. It never hurts to see the material twice and from 2 different perspectives. The supplements that came with the program were also extremely helpful, having them early was great.

—Megan C., University of Georgia School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview really helped me get a great head start on my 1L year. Not having to spend time learning how to brief correctly or outline, as well as the practice in the Socratic method, meant I could focus all my energy on the curriculum itself. I also happened to make some friends at Law Preview who then became classmates of mine so it was nice to have some peers to talk to when things were getting heavy.

—Vickas D., University of Georgia School of Law, Class of 2014

I believe Law Preview helped to prepare me for the law school classroom experience. It helped me to prepare for class and made me feel more comfortable with the Socratic method. After a week at Law Preview, I felt more comfortable going into law school and participating in class. [Ranked #19 out of 220 students after 1L year.]

—Anonymous, University of Georgia School of Law, Class of 2014

The class definitely prepared me for law school in the sense that I had my "freak-out" moment during the week of Law Preview, rather than during the first week of classes! I felt prepared to schedule my time and knew what to expect in classes, during legal research and writing, and in some ways, on final exams (though that will always vary by professor!). The substantive material isn't what is that useful about Law Preview -- instead, it's the hours sitting in one place, being surrounded by other type-A students, and the lectures on law school success skills that honestly were most useful to me- those were the things that impacted my daily life pretty much constantly my 1L year. (sounds scary but it's true!) I don't have any lawyers in my family so it was eye-opening to say the least, but definitely a good preparation. I suggest attending a program in the city nearest your law school rather than your hometown (if they're different) because that way you'll likely meet people who will be in your class-I know I did and I met one of my best law school friends through Law Preview! [Ranked #25 out of 189 students after 1L year].

—Anonymous, University of Georgia School of Law, Class of 2015

Invaluable. Law Preview eased my worries by having seen what to expect beforehand. [Ranked #35 out of 185 students after 1L year].

—Justin M., University of Georgia School of Law, Class of 2015

My law school doesn't rank but I earned an A and A- in the two courses I do get grades for. Law Preview gave me my first taste of law school curriculum. It was the perfect introduction to what I would encounter in my law school courses. Having the general overview of what I was supposed to learn from each course, truly helped me understand how each individual tree fit into the larger forest. The Academic Success sessions offered valuable advice that I used throughout my first semester which truly lead to my success!

—Anonymous, University of Georgia School of Law, Class of 2016

I participated in your San Francisco class before going to law school. It was a great help and I had a very successful first year. I finished in the top 10% of my class, was offered a position on Law Review, and have already landed a job at a reputable firm for next summer. Thank you for all of your advice and support last year. This is a great program and I recommend it to anyone who is considering going to law school. The rewards far exceed the cost of the program.

—C.W., University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2005

I just wanted you to know that Law Preview was more than I had hoped for and it elevated me and my personal expectations to a level I had quite forgotten existed. . . . Learning from the best is incomparable! Really.

—Candice A., University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2003

Everyone you're competing against in law school is smart, but only 10% of each class ends up in the top 10% (trust me, I did the math). For the most part, the only thing separating those at the top from those towards the bottom is how quickly they figure out the "law-school game" (law school exam-taking ability, study skills and the case method, etc). Pretty much everyone will eventually figure it out, but your first year grades hinge on your ability to figure it out quickly. Law Preview gave me the tools to do just that. Through law preview, I gained a huge advantage that put me up towards the top of the class.

—Nick G., University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2008

As a 40 year old, returning to law school after having been in the working world for 19 years, I was seriously concerned with how I would adapt to academic life. Law Preview built on some of the books that I had previously read and provided additional insight. I feel that I entered the classroom with insight into what was going to happen. I was not surprised by anything they threw at me. I took the directions about studying to heart, used the recommendations about time allotment, and found that I graded on to Law Review at the end of the year. Top 10% in my section. Law Preview is not a magic bullet and will not 'get you on Law Review'. But, it kept me from spinning my wheels on the irrelevant things and the email reminders made sure that I was focused on time sensitive issues long before my colleagues caught on. The Law Preview experience is a great tool to have in the toolkit when you start, but it will not solve anything without consistent hard work implementing the suggestions.

—Mark D., University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2009

I followed the Law Preview plan exactly: briefed every single case, did all reading on schedule, reviewed with flashcards, made my own outlines... and there were no surprises. I was prepared for everything. The biggest plus is that Law Preview helped me start ahead of the pack. Taking the course the summer before school really prepared me mentally as well, so I understood the challenges I was facing but also had the confidence in the skill set I'd developed over the summer to get the job done and stay focused on my goals. The schedule Law Preview provided helped me stay on track, and I also appreciated that Law Preview didn't leave me hanging during the semester. They promptly responded to every question I emailed, and I there's nothing better than candid advice. Now I'm in the top 2% of my class, and I have confidence that I can continue to excel. . . . Thanks so much and I'm making sure my younger brother (who will start law school Fall '09) will be registering for your course soon as well! Now it's just doing it all over again second semester, but I know I have the skills to repeat the process thanks to Law Preview!

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2011

Law Preview did three very important things for me: (1) It made me understand to value my time like it was gold, and how to organize my studies for maximum effect; (2) It helped me deterine how to be prepared from Day 1 of law school. I did not waste valuable time during my first few weeks of law school figuring out what I needed to do; and (3) It demystified law school exams and taught me how to proactively prepare for exams, and how to get the information I needed to do well on them. [Ranked top 15% after first year].

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2011

I attended the Law Preview session in Austin. I was just writing to let you know how I did the first semester. I attend the University of Houston Law Center, and I received all A's my first semester and am ranked #1 out of 266 students. Law Preview gave me the right mindset entering into law school, and I feel the class was a big part of my success. Not only did it help me succeed grades wise, but the class also gave me a sense of excitement to attend U of H, as there were 3 professors from the school who lectured at Law Preview, and I enjoyed all three!

—Shaun C., University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2013

The best thing I got out of Law Preview was the practical advice. Part of being successful in any situation is strategy - learning how to maneuver within the circumstances. Law Preview was a great strategy resource. Law School is a foreign world, and knowing what to expect before you ever get there is a huge asset. Most people are totally baffled and have no idea what to do, but I felt a little more confident and had a game plan when I went in. I also really appreciated having some idea of how to approach my exams during the first semester. I got A's in all my substantive classes, including the high grade in Contracts that was 15% above the second highest score. Thanks for everything! [Ranked #5 out of 266 after first semester].

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2013

I found it very helpful! I found that taking notes in law school was going to be difficult because of the round about way professors would lecture and I saw that from my week at Law Preview. Because of this I put together a great system of note taking before classes started and that ended up working for me. I combined it with the briefing template you provided. The two best things about the course were experiencing what it was going to be like to take notes in a law school class and having that briefing template and the advice from all the professors on how to brief. [Top 5% after first semester].

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2014

Law Preview taught me the essential skills and habits of a successful law student that are absolutely necessary to get ahead. It also prepared me for the rigorous schedule I was going to have to embrace to be successful, which greatly helped in providing structure and a plan to succeed. Without Law Preview, I probably would not have figured out how to use most of the tools that the program equipped me with until after the first semester, when it is too late. [#6 of 251 students after the first semester].

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2014

Law Preview did an excellent job teaching how to read a case, break it down into its components, and discuss it competently. The professors were engaging and clearly cared about the subjects they were teaching. When I finished the program, I knew I had an edge for my first semester. Additionally, I took Law Preview at the University of Houston, where I'm now going to law school. I got to meet many of my classmates weeks before orientation, and it made the transition that much easier. [Ranked #10 out of 210 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2014

Law Review gave me an edge by helping me set up a study schedule early and allowing me to get a head start on substantive materials. By the time I sat through my first law school class, I felt like a seasoned pro, and I was definitely more prepared than I would've been without the class. It definitely helps you for the first few, critical weeks while everyone is scrambling to figure out what's going on, and you've already figured it out. [Ranked #10 out of 240 students after the 1L year.]

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2014

Law Preview prepared me for how to think in law school. Law school is unlike any other curriculum in that half of the battle is understanding how to manage your time and how to use the time you have effectively. Even though I was involved in a number of organizations my 1L year, I was still able to balance my studies with my extra-curricular activities. Law preview also taught me how to approach a law school exam and the best way to answer it. A part of my success in law school may be accredited to the fact that I was prepared for the semester before it started, while a number of my peers were learning on the spot everything that I learned through Law Preview, and being the most prepared in law school is vital to success. [Ranked #8 out of 210 students after 1L year].

—Kyrie R., University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me a good overview of what each course would be about. I wasn't as nervous starting school because I knew what to expect. I found that a lot of my classmates were clueless about how to prep for classes and when to start outlining. This course was very helpful in that aspect. It also provided tons of valuable resources such as Barbri enrollment, free supplements, explanation of different supplements and when to use them. So many things that would have been greatly overwhelming to tackle on my own.

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2015

It taught me how to think and prepare for class. It gave me a head start over the rest of my class. A head start I used to start ahead. [Ranked #1 out of 205 students after 1L year]

—Anonymous, University of Houston Law Center, Class of 2015

I definitely think Law Preview helped me hit the ground running first semester. I gained a great understanding of how to do the "everyday things" necessary to succeed in law school. Without it, I would have spent the first few months of school trying to figure out law school. I also think the focus (Don's focus) on basically devoting yourself for 8 months was a great motivator, especially since I didn't know that the first year counted for so much.

—Anonymous, University of Illinois College of Law, Class of 2008

[Law Preview] prepared me to hit the ground running in the first semester by giving me confidence in the case method and the law school environment.

—James L., University of Illinois College of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview mentally prepared me for the rigors of the first semester and provided me with various tips and tools that gave me a competitive advantage over other students. [Ranked 6 out of 226].

—Anonymous, University of Illinois College of Law, Class of 2012

I felt prepared from day one to do what I had to do. The plan was before me: my only difficulty was in sticking to it. [Ranked 1 out of 226].

—Anonymous, University of Illinois College of Law, Class of 2012

Law preview gave me the tools and the proper mind-set to be successful my first year. On day 1, I knew how to read and brief cases while my peers struggled with the overwhelming reading assignments. Though my peers often froze under the pressure of the Socratic method, I had already experienced it at Law Preview and knew what to expect and how to think on my feet. The Law Preview calendar was paramount in keeping me organized and on track to do well in my first year. I would most certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to hit the ground running and not waste too much time adjusting to the newness of law school. [Ranked top 15% after fall semester].

—Anonymous, University of Illinois College of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview game me a set of skills I was able to apply to my classes right away! [Ranked top 25% after fall semester].

—Anonymous, University of Illinois College of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview gave me confidence and a sense of what to expect. Though I didn't follow Don's advice to study 12 hours a day, I did consider that other students might study that much and that pushed me to study more. Also, I think Law Preview helped me study smarter and not waste my time doing things that probably aren't too helpful.

—Dimitri A., University of Iowa College of Law, Class of 2008

I was a Law Preview student at your second Loyola session last year. I ended up going to the University of Iowa Law School (Boyd Hall), and the first semester has gone exceptionally well. So, thank you for setting up such a helpful program. The people at the law school are extraordinarily bright, and after exams, I thought I was doomed. Yet I managed to scrape by with a 3.85, and was the number one scorer in both Legal Writing and Contracts; I was the tied as the number three scorer in Torts, and the number 12 scorer (out of 90) in Property (A-). I could not have asked for much better last semester, though I'm keeping nose to the grindstone and continuing to follow your 'plan' for this semester.

—Arca C., University of Iowa College of Law, Class of 2009
(transferred to Columbia University School of Law)

Law Preview gave me an excellent base to build upon throughout the year. I believe I had somewhat of a head start on my classmates in terms of familiarity with the main subject material. Although I did not always brief my cases or strictly adhere to the study suggestions, I did use Law Preview's methods to outline and prepare for and write exams. Law Preview was certainly a beneficial experience [rank #1 out of 211].

—Anonymous, University of Iowa College of Law, Class of 2010

Without Law Preview, I would have had no clue what to expect from my first semester. Instead, I felt a step ahead of all the other students. I had a plan of action to attack all the work, and I knew what the professors were looking for in classes. The price paid for Law Preview paid off. I ended up in the top ten percent of my class after the first semester with A's in three out of my five classes.

—Anonymous, University of Kansas School of Law, Class of 2011

It made all the difference! I spent my time studying the right way, instead of trying to figure it out. I have already recommended it to several people! [Ranked #6 out of 143 students after the fall semester].

—Anonymous, University of Kansas School of Law, Class of 2015

After first semester I was ranked 10th in my class and I wanted to write to tell you how Law Preview contributed to my success. As a non-traditional student who left the work force to return to law school, Law Preview enabled me to start using my time productively from the very beginning of law school. Law schools are full of brilliant and hard working students. But Law Preview enabled me to start playing the game from the first day. For many of my classmates, it seemed to take at least a month for them to know enough about the law to understand the reading and class materials. Law Preview provided the foundation that enabled me to start building right away. Also, for many students who didn't have the advantage of Law Preview, it seemed to take until mid-terms to understand this was not like any other college or even post-graduate experience they'd ever had. And if you don't kick it into gear until mid-terms, you feel like you're playing catch-up, which eats away at your confidence when you need it the most. I would recommend Law Preview to any incoming 1-L's. It provides you with confidence, skills, and realistic expectations which will put you a step above many of your classmates. And as law schools operate on a competitive basis, that step up is invaluable.

—Mary M., University of Kentucky College of Law, Class of 2005

Law Preview definitely allowed me to hit the ground running. While the rest of my classmates were coping with the typical stresses of class prep and how to effectively brief the large amounts of material they had to read, I was able to dive right into the material, effectively extracting relevant data. I think that the overview Law Preview gave me, and the skills I learned during that week, was monumental in allowing me to stay one step ahead of the competition at all times. As a result, I was able to successfully transfer to a T20 school, opening up my chance to obtain my dream job. [Ranked #1 out of 50 students after 1L year].

—Anonymous, University of La Verne College of Law, Class of 2014
(transferred to George Washington University Law School)

Law Preview gave me the luxury of being able to read and understand the class material from day one, instead of spending the first two weeks learning how to read and digest the cases. While my classmates were "learning how to learn," I was processing the information and building my outlines from the first day of clases.

—Anonymous, University of Maine School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview was an invaluable experience to me. I highly recommend the class, especially if you've been out of school for a couple of years and need to get back in the swing of things. This program got me into a focused academic mindset, prepared me for law school's massive workload, and gave me the confidence that I could handle everything my professors might throw at me. . . . I just completed interviews for my 2L summer, and received offers from eight big DC law firms, including Cleary Gottlieb, Hogan & Hartson, and Wilmer Hale. I could not be more thrilled and I knowthe vast majority of my success is due to my GPA (4.06 after 2 semesters at Maryland Law), which I credit in part to the Law Preview program. Thanks for preparing me to excel in law school!

—N.S., University of Maryland School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview taught me what to expect in law school and how to handle the intense workload. I think there were two key components. First, the class gave me the tools to be successful academically. Second, the class helped me prepare my friends and family for my upcoming year so I could avoid any social conflicts during the year.

—Anonymous, University of Maryland School of Law, Class of 2008

I walked in the first class and was not lost. Law Preview helped get rid of all the fog that is 1L.

—Rafael M., University of Maryland School of Law, Class of 2008

Overall, the program helped me know what to expect so that I had a sense of confidence amongst the stress and overwhelming atmosphere of the first year of law school. The session on outlining and final exam tips gave me an edge on my classmates because I began outlining early in the second month of classes, which left me ample time to take practice exams and meet with professors during study period. Also, the workshop on extra curricular activities and recruitment was helpful because I avoided the temptation of getting involved in student groups my first year and allowed me to focus more on my classwork to position myself for fall on campus recruitment!

—Anonymous, University of Maryland School of Law, Class of 2010

The week I spent at the Chicago Law Preview was long and challenging, BUT I cannot emphasize enough how much better I felt while at 1L Orientation for my school. While everyone was losing years off their lives trying to learn how to brief a case in addition to worrying about the subject matter, requirements, and hours of dedication needed for each course, I breezed through Orientation and the first few weeks of school with significantly less stress than I would have suffered had I not gone to Law Preview. Moreover, Don's talks in particular prepared me to deal with the mind games played by professors and students. While I was unable to spend the recommended 8 hours/day of studying, I was satisfied with my first-semester performance. Most importantly, however, I credit Law Preview with giving me the overarching perspective needed to keep each first-year course in perspective. If you have the time and the means, I highly recommend doing Law Preview - it can only help you!

—AJ L., University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview was great for me since I had been out of a school for a few years as I needed the week to remind me how to study and make me realize that what I had tried in undergrad to get by would not work in law school. From the first day I knew what had to be done to finish well. . . . Law Preview became more useful however in my second semester when I was able to combine what I had learned at Law Preview with my experience with exams from the first semester. Not having been in school for a while still effected my ability to perform on exams and the lessons learned in Law Preview were essentially given in a vacuum but at the end of the second semester I knew how to apply what I had learned the summer before. I ended up with 3 A's and at the 14th percentile of my class. [Ranked # 28 out of 115 students after the 1L year].

—Rob C., University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview was crucial to my success in the 1L year. First, it demystified the whole "law school experience". Close interaction with professors and staff enable us to see what professors will really be getting at in class - and what they will really be looking for come exam time! Second, Law Preview provides a strong foundation for how to approach legal study. In addition to introducing the subject areas that a 1L is bound to encounter, they also focus on things like study skills, how to conduct legal research, and how to work with an eye towards exams - all crucial skills! Finally, Law Preview is not just a class, but a continuing relationship. The e-mails and advice throughout the year help to provide encouragement and keep you on track when you're in the thick of it all. All in all, there is no way I would have begun law school without the benefit of Law Preview!

—Anonymous, University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview helped me during my first year of law school by teaching me the necessary skills to stay organized, on track, and focused on my ultimate goal of success. By going through study skills, exam taking skills, and also individual class topics, I learned the steps I needed to take before the first day of classes. I felt very prepared to start classes and get right into my study schedule while my classmates were still trying to learn the best approach. The class was very helpful and I would recommend it to anyone who wants the extra confidence and preparation.

—Anonymous, University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2008

University of Miami doesn't rank the 1L class until after the Spring Semester. However, I received a 3.75/4.0, which I was very pleased with. I definitely believe that attending Law Preview had a lot to do with my success. Law Preview taught me that is was necessary to put in more hours than I could have ever imagined. Without knowing that it takes that type of effort to do well I may have never put in the extra time, because I did not see all my peers spending that much time on a day to day basis. At times it did feel as if the tips from Law Preview created another source of stress, because it was hard to keep up with the Law Preview schedule. However, when it was all said and done I have to contribute a large portion of my success to what I learned at Law Preview.

—Anonymous, University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2011

The [Law Preview] program allowed me to start law school with a game plan. It helped me to set a weekly schedule, stay disciplined and gain a leg up on my fellow students. I had been out of school for a while before going back to law school, and the Law Preview helped me refresh old, and gain new study skills. We are not ranked after our first semester, but I ended with a 3.81 GPA.

—Nicole G., University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview made me much more prepared for law school. The specific subject lessons were nice, but it was the overall lessons about preparedness and what to expect that helped me to not be blindsided when I got here. I can definitely say that the program paid off because after my first year I am ranked #15 out of 500 students in my class.

—Michael S., University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2012

I would definitely recommend Law Preview to any incoming 1L. I found the subject lessons to be extremely helpful and many of the cases in the Law Preview book were also in most of the school casebooks. I also benefited greatly from the advice Law Preview gives about how to brief, study, and manage time. The continuing emails I received from Don were also very helpful and encouraging. I believe the program is very worth taking. After my first semester I earned a 3.75/4.0 GPA.

—Anna K., University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview gave me the tools I needed to study effectively and approach my classes properly. It also gave me the motivation to go into the semester really strong, and I think that contributed to my success this semester. During my first week, I was following law previews advice, while my fellow classmates were lost and confused in law school. I knew from day one what I needed to do thanks to law preview. Also the emails that I received through out the semester were not only helpful, but were a reminder to keep going and achieve greatness.

—Stephanie K., University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2016

Though class rankings are not yet released, my first year grades were 4 A- in (Legal Writing, Torts, Contracts, and Introduction to Lawyering), and 1 B+ (Criminal Law), making my GPA a 3.6 and comparing myself to previous years, I estimate that places me near the top 10% of my class. I owe a huge part of my success to Law Preview! Upon my first weeks into class, I had already read and case briefed a vast majority of my cases in Law Preview which I believe helped me understand the foundations of class.

—Madonna S., University of Miami School of Law, Class of 2016

First, a note about my rank: University of Michigan does not rank its students. I do know, however, that our classes are curved around a mean of 3.19, which means that 50% of students get higher than that GPA overall. Also, I've heard that a 3.4 represents the lower limit of the 25th percentile. After my first year at UM Law, I have a 3.75 GPA. I went in with an LSAT that put me in the lowest quartile, and now I have a GPA that puts me maybe in the top 10% of the class! At the beginning of the year, my goal was to get a 3.2, and I have exceeded that by far. I believe that part of the reason for my success was indeed the Law Preview program. By taking Law Preview, I was able to get a solid base for all the substantive material that I was to learn in class. In at least every one of my first year courses, I read cases that I read in Law Preview. For example, in Torts during my first semester at law school, I think the first 3 cases we read I had read in Law Preview. That gave me a huge advantage in class because while doing my reading, I knew what to look for and what nuances were important. Also, I was able to participate confidently in those classes. Also, procedurally, Law Preview helped me tremendously. I knew how to brief cases before the first day of class so when I was engaging in my reading, I could really focus on the material. My classmates at this time were still struggling with their cases briefs. Also, I closely followed the suggested schedule that Law Preview gave us and kicked into high gear at the appropriate moments. I was able to finish my outlines by the last day of class and was able to use our entire study period brushing up on material, using my study aids, and taking practice tests. Again, at this time my classmates were barely finishing their outlines and maybe taking one practice test. I believe both the substantive and procedural information I learned from Law Preview was monumental to my success in my first year of law school and enabled me to achieve much more than I had expected. Thank you!

—Anonymous, University of Michigan Law School, Class of 2011

Law preview gave a nice introduction to the rigors of law school. Students can ease their anxiety by gaining a clearer picture of what will be required of them on a daily basis.

—Anonymous, University of Michigan Law School, Class of 2012

Law Preview helped is that it gave me a broad overview of each subject so that I knew many of the major theme and could track where we were going from early on in the semester. This was a great help because while many of my classmates were frustrated and seeing only trees in the first couple of months of law school, I felt all along like I was looking at the forest.

—Danny W., University of Michigan Law School, Class of 2015

Law Preview motivated me to work diligently throughout the first semester. I do not know my class rank, but I currently have a 4.1 GPA.

—Anonymous, University of Michigan Law School, Class of 2015

I felt like I was prepared for every 1L course from the very first class, and having an overview of the subject matter, I was able to fit individual lectures into a cohesive framework and begin getting ready for finals much earlier than many of my peers.

—Danny W., University of Michigan Law School, Class of 2015

I attended the Law Preview session at Duke last summer. I decided to do the class because I did not have good study habits and was worried about doing well at a Top 14 law school. My undergraduate GPA was poor and I got into law school on the grace of my LSAT score alone. After Law Preview, not only did I get my first A in a class, but I got a 4.0 for the whole semester at University of Michigan. The substantive lectures were interesting and gave me a leg up; it is obvious that Law Preview handpicks the best law professors from around the country. What was extremely helpful, though, was the success strategies and follow-up. For someone that never had to study before law school, Law Preview gave me the tools to succeed. The class taught me how to read and brief cases, how to outline, and how to take exams. Also, the relationship is not over after the week is done. Law Preview consistently sent out calendars and reminders to encourage students to adhere to the program. Without Law Preview, I am not sure I would have been so successful.

—Ryan R., University of Michigan Law School, Class of 2016

Your Law Preview program soared above and beyond my expectations! Needless to say I am very happy I decided to take advantage of the tremendous opportunity your program offers. The professors and practitioners were indeed top notch and I appreciated the tactics and legal strategies we were taught. . . . You really have provided a valuable roadmap for law school success. Thanks!

—Cheree H., University of Minnesota Law School, Class of 2003

The professors and staff were truly dedicated to making sure that I entered law school armed with a strategy for success . . . I can honestly say that the exam-writing lecture alone was worth the price of admission.

—Berhard S., University of Minnesota Law School, Class of 2002

I was less afraid of the process. I also felt that I was ahead of my classmates, time-wise, for things like studying for finals and creation of outlines.

—Laurie K., University of Minnesota Law School, Class of 2010

Taught me how to brief my cases [a skill that professors will not teach] and to write effective essay responses on final exams that will enable you to collect the maximum points possible.

—Zelda E., University of Minnesota Law School, Class of 2015

Amazing! I had an ideal first semester and got all A's following the advice of Law Preview guiding my study group!

—Courtney B., University of Minnesota Law School, Class of 2016

t provided brief but useful exposure to the first-year curriculum, but most importantly it instilled highly effective study habits and pointed out very real pitfalls many other students encountered. Much of the mystery surrounding law school success was lifted away, and you got to see the nuts-and-bolts that allowed you to thrive in an otherwise unfamiliar environment. Please keep up the good work.

—Jaime W., University of Minnesota Law School, Class of 2016

Law Preview was great! It introduced me to legal reading and briefing cases before school started so it wasn't as much of a surprise when I had to start doing this on a daily basis. I think this course gave me a good jump start to succeeding in my first-year at law school.

—Sukanya M., University of Minnesota Law School, Class of 2016

It eased my fears about the transition to law school. Although we received some of the same information at our orientation sessions, I felt that Law Preview was worth the investment of time and money because of the practice and preparation I received.

—Brant R., University of Mississippi School of Law, Class of 2009

It definitely put the fear in me of failure if I stopped briefing cases, and started just book-briefing and reading as many of my classmates did. I think that as a process briefing prepared me for how to answer the exam questions better than many of my class-mates were able. I think that the exam preparation class, note-taking, and all of the advice regarding how to study, brief assignments, and prepare as the semester progressed helped me to be successful also. The overview of substantive classes also gave me a valuable heads-up on what to expect to learn, and be looking for throughout the semester. I didn't get hung up on inconsequential details throughout the semester as many others did.

—Anonymous, University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law, Class of 2009

It definitely put the fear in me of failure if I stopped briefing cases, and started just book-briefing and reading as many of my classmates did. I think that as a process briefing prepared me for how to answer the exam questions better than many of my class-mates were able. I think that the exam preparation class, note-taking, and all of the advice regarding how to study, brief assignments, and prepare as the semester progressed helped me to be successful also [rank #5 out of 145]. The overview of substantive classes also gave me a valuable heads-up on what to expect to learn, and be looking for throughout the semester. I didn't get hung up on inconsequential details throughout the semester as many others did.

—Anonymous, University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law, Class of 2009

The biggest benefit Law Preview gave me was an idea of what to expect. It was nice to go through the struggles of briefing and reading cases during Law Preview, so that I was ready by the time school started. I really gained an advantage by following Law Preview's schedule, and knowing what it takes to succeed.

—Mark E., University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview made a huge impact on me. Throughout my law school semester I followed the Law Preview calendar fairly well. I used the weekends to review notes and outline and that, I believe, is what helped me the most. When it came time to study for finals, I was able to run through hypotheticals while the majority of my law school class was still constructing outlines. Staying two days ahead in reading also really helped me. The briefing techniques helped me pull the important information out of cases . . . Thank you so much for all the great tips and advice you provided me. I truly feel that without the insight Law Preview provided I would not have performed as well.

—Tyler S., University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law, Class of 2010

The Law Preview program helped me by not only teaching me the basics of each first year course, but also by placing a study program in place. After going through the program I knew what I needed to do to be successful.

—Mark E., University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law, Class of 2010

. . . Law Preview did help me tremendously in terms of introducing me to the law and its study and discipline, and I would take the class again, given the same circumstances (absolutely no law background or family experience whatsoever).

—Anonymous, University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview gave me the tools I needed to succeed from my first day of law school. I felt much more comfortable with the subject matter I studied having gained a solid base from my week at Law Preview, and the study system Law Preview provides helped immensely. Overall, it was a great experience and I would recommend the program to anyone who is dedicated to doing well in law school.

—Thomas G., University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law, Class of 2010

Hi guys, I have received my first semester grades from the University of Missouri and I thought you might be interested in knowing how I did. . . . My overall average was a 89/100. This included a 96 in Civil Procedure and 95 in Contracts. My grades automatically put me on the Deans List and in the top 10% of the 1L class . . . Your Law Preview course really helped prepare me for the challenges I faced as a 1L. Thanks again.

—Stefan M., University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law, Class of 2002

Law Preview took the scare out of the first year and allowed me to better prepare for class and finals.

—Anonymous, University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law, Class of 2008

Gave me much more confidence than I would have had otherwise. As silly as it sounds, when my classes got to the cases that we had covered in much detail in the Law Preview sessions, it was like I was given a "get out of jail free card" -- meaning I already knew them and in way got to take a break from studying ;) I would recommend it!

—Nedda, University of Nevada—Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, Class of 2008

Hey, Don, hope all is well with Law Preview. I should have kept in touch, but got quite distracted between working full-time and attending law school in the evenings over the last four years. I graduated last May, ranked first in the William S. Boyd School of Law Class of 2005 here in Las Vegas. A lot of the tips I learned in Law Preview helped me through law school . . . thanks again!

—Keith B., University of Nevada—Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, Class of 2005

I love law school and am very glad that I got the head start with Law Preview. . . . My first year went very well and was invited to join the Law Review. I wish you continued success and extend my appreciation to you and your program!

—Sonya P., University of Nevada—Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, Class of 2004

I think Law Preview really helped give a foundation to what was going on. First semester was a little overwhelming, but it would have been a lot more so if LP hadn't warmed me up to briefing, some of the material, research, and what to expect.

—Jared M., University of Nevada—Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview helped me stay focused and goal-oriented. It made me realize that I wasn't wasting time studying and thoroughly learning each case as I briefed. Law Preview also gave me a better idea of what to expect from the workload, the other students, and from the professors. I didn't feel lost at all when classes started.

—Kendra K., University of Nevada—Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview was essential for me. It gave me confidence going in and gave me a huge head start. While most of my classmates were still trying to figure out what was going on, I was already making solid progress in my classes.

—Anonymous, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Class of 2010

I honestly don't think I could have been in the top 10% of my 1L class without Law Preview's help. They gave me the tools necessary to hit the ground running. From Day 1 of law school I had a plan in place, my learning curve was no where as steep as my competitions. Because of Law Preview, I knew when I needed to start outlining, I knew how to get a study group together, I knew when to review. My competition on the other hand didn't have these tools. When finals came they fell apart, I was stressed of course, but I was confident that the whole way through I was prepared. [Top 10% after 1L year]

—Susan Z., University of New Hampshire School of Law, Class of 2014

I honestly don't think I could have been in the top 10% of my 1L class without Law Preview's help. They gave me the tools necessary to hit the ground running. From Day 1 of law school I had a plan in place, my learning curve was no where as steep as my competitions. Because of Law Preview, I knew when I needed to start outlining, I knew how to get a study group together, I knew when to review. My competition on the other hand didn't have these tools. When finals came they fell apart, I was stressed of course, but I was confident that the whole way through I was prepared.

—Susan Z., University of New Hampshire School of Law, Class of 2015

From day one I knew what to expect, what to concentrate on etc. I was most impressed by Don telling us the best ways to do well in law school. Though his studying 12 hrs a day was a little to much for me, I found that his other advice worked well.

—Matthew G., University of New Mexico School of Law, Class of 2009

I really took to heart the message: brief every case, pre-planned outlining schedule, pre-planned daily task list for the entire semester, and the importance of figuring out how to translate the semester's materials into usable exam strategies. When I got to school, I was shocked that many of my classmates routinely didn't fully prepare for class, stayed in the library until the wee hours in the morning, and didn't pay attention during class. Our class rank isn't released, but I land well above the top 5% historical mark. Notably, I've always struggled with reading comprehension; I think my classmates and professors would be shocked at my grades given my performance in class. I was never stressed out or rushing to get through material using the Law Preview plan. Most importantly, I knew I could disregard all the unsolicited advice from upperclassmen about how to do well because I already had my plan! The time and money I dedicated to taking Law Preview paid off ten-fold. You can take back a lot of things in life, but first year grades aren't one of them. Law Preview teaches students how to manage that pressure and live a healthy lifestyle.

—Anonymous, University of North Carolina School of Law, Class of 2008

After taking the Law Preview course, I entered law school with a better idea of how to efficiently prepare for classes than most of my peers. I think that taking the Law Preview course helped me to avoid the feelings of being "lost" and "overwhelmed" that many 1Ls feel during their first semester.

—Graham, University of North Carolina School of Law, Class of 2008

The week long course provided by Law Preview allowed me a glimpse into the world of being a first year law student. I knew ahead of time who I needed to talk to, when to buy books, what resources to look for, EXACTLY what to expect from class, and how to approach exam preparation.

—Douglas H., University of North Carolina School of Law, Class of 2011

I thought your program helped out a lot. Law Preview was a great way to get ready for law school. It gave me study techniques, exam strategies, and a calender, all of which got me ready for exam day. The instructors gave me a comprehensive overview of each subject - and I still use my notes from class. UNC has a policy not to give out class ranks until the end of the year. Usually, the top 10% is somewhere between a 3.7-3.8. I have a 3.7 - so, around top 15% I would say.

—Anonymous, University of North Carolina School of Law, Class of 2014

I got a 3.75 GPA, which roughly equates to top 10%. However, my school doesn't rank until after you finish 2nd semester. I can't say for sure how much Law Preview helped me, but I would probably do it again if I had to do things over.

—Anonymous, University of North Carolina School of Law, Class of 2015

I finished 1L with a 3.83 GPA (3.75 first semester, 3.92 second semester) and ranked in the top 10% of my class of about 250 (top 10% cutoff was 3.757). Law Preview helped me understand how to take tests, and how to write test answers. It helped me understand how to brief, and what to look for when briefing. It gave me a cursory understanding of the material for each class (my crim professor gave the crim lecture at Law Preview, and then followed almost the same curriculum during the class!). All things considered equally, I am very glad that I took the time to do Law Preview and I think it is well worth the money.

—Anonymous, University of North Carolina School of Law, Class of 2015

Law preview was a great program to provide confidence before heading to law school. Sitting in a law school classroom talking about law school related topics was invaluable and an experience that cannot be prepared for by reading a book. I felt that without a political science background, I was coming into law school at a disadvantage. One week with Law Preview made me feel as if I was a step ahead of everyone else. To a certain extent, law school is a game. Once you figure out the game, you can really succeed. Law preview helps give a gameplan to learn the rules of the game and how to play it. I wanted to transfer into a top 20 school and I was able to with the help of Law Preview!

—Anonymous, University of North Dakota School of Law, Class of 2009

I had been out of school for a couple of years, so I was nervous about starting law school. I attended Law Preview, and the Exam-Taking Strategies seminar in the fall, and not only did they help me feel confident, I did great! After the first semester, I am in the top 5% of my class and have secured a judicial internship for the summer. Thanks, Law Preview!

—Matt B., University of Oklahoma College of Law, Class of 2008
(transferred to George Washington University Law School)

Law preview (LP) gave me the confidence I needed to handle the pressure of the first semester of law school. Using LP's schedule and techniques for reading and briefing cases made the workload completely managable and the weekly review sessions were critical to retaining the knowledge accumulated throughout the semester.

—Anonymous, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Class of 2011

Outlining was much easier and I could tell the habit of briefing each case I learned in the class made a huge difference. I never would have been able to be top 10% without learning it.

—John B., University of Oklahoma College of Law, Class of 2016

At the beginning of school, Law Preview helped me feel comfortable in my classes because the cases we brief in Law Preview were almost all used in class. Having already briefed those cases and pinpointed the relevant law helped considerably at first. However, probably the biggest benefits of Law Preview were large scale. Having some idea of how and what to outline is important, and I didn't find myself horribly behind when November rolled around like many people.

—Anonymous, University of Oregon School of Law, Class of 2012

The dust has finally settled. After a month of waiting and a week of pushed back releases, grades are out. I did very well, and I wanted to write to thank you and the program's professors for getting me started on the right track. All in all I received A's in both Property and Contracts, and A-'s in Civ Pro and Torts. I was so happy, I was useless the rest of the day. . . . Thanks again, and best wishes for the program this upcoming summer.

—Tom O., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2007

Thanks Law Preview: I ended up with a GPA of 3.5 my first semester! More than anything, what I learned in the course helped me manage my law school stress levels, especially near the end of the semester, when I was able to design a realistic and effective strategy to prepare for my exams. What I've found is that if there is one 'secret' to law school, it's working hard and taking advantage of every small edge that you can create for yourself, and Law Preview helped me get a confident head-start on my courses. My advice to incoming first-years: read Law School Confidential and take Law Preview.

—D.C., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2006

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you. This course far exceeded my expectations by demystifying the law school experience and providing me with the edge I will need to succeed. I know I will perform better this Fall becuase I participated in your program.

—Kim P., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2005

Law Preview has given me a particular type of confidence that goes beyond having a great undergraduate preparation or a high LSAT score. . . . Thanks for helping me start the first year of law school running, instead of crawling.

—Jorge T., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2002

Most students come to law school with no clue of what to expect, or what they've gotten themselves into. As a result, many spend the first month or so learning not only the legal subjects they came ready to learn, but also an entire new set of study methods. The value of Law Preview is presenting all the study tools and methods before you are expected to use them, giving students the opportunity to get used to them and learn how best to use them to their advantage. I can't tell you how thankful I was (not to mention how much time I saved) that I knew how to brief before coming to law school! Don't expect to learn all of 1L year during the program. That's both not the point and impossible. But when you see subjects in class (this is especially true for property interests) the mystery is gone and you can get right down to understanding it, instead of spending precious time just trying to wrap your brain around it. I'm well above the median in my class and very confident going into 2L on-campus recruiting. I owe that in part to you, Don. A million thanks!!

—Anonymous, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2009

Law Preview gave me confidence as I entered my first semester of law school. I attempted to adhere to the recommended reading/outlining schedule, as well as follow the recommended briefing techniques. All in all, I am satisfied with the Law Preview experience.

—Anonymous, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2010

My school does not rank students, so I don't know my percentile. But I am very pleased with my grades--almost all As. I know that Law Preview was particularly helpful in getting me into the right mindset from the very beginning. I already had a framework for each course, and it made it easier for me to see the big picture from day 1. This is where I feel I excelled past my classmates--my ability to understand the material thematically. I did not spend my first weeks struggling over minute, unnecessary details, or teaching myself the components of a brief, as others did.

—Anonymous, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2011

My school does not rank students, so I don't know my percentile. But I am very pleased with my grades--almost all As. I know that Law Preview was particularly helpful in getting me into the right mindset from the very beginning. I already had a framework for each course, and it made it easier for me to see the big picture from day 1. This is where I feel I excelled past my classmates--my ability to understand the material thematically. I did not spend my first weeks struggling over minute, unnecessary details, or teaching myself the components of a brief, as others did.

—Anonymous, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2011

Before starting law school I had no idea what a case brief was or what to expect in law school. After taking the Law Preview course all of my anxieties were gone and I was confident that I could excel in law school. The recommended reading and outlining schedule helped me organize my time (which is one of the hardest things to master during your 1L year) and the e-mail reminders throughout the year gave me the guidance I needed to put my best foot forward in law school. Furthermore, the hornbooks I received from the program helped me master my 1L classes. My high grades from 1L year were undoubtedly influenced by my experience in the Law Preview course and I would definitely recommend that prospective law students take this course.

—Camilla G., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2013

Got me in the mindset to work hard -- really put all possible effort into my 1L year. Also helped with the basics (briefing, terms of art, etc). Penn Law doesn't rank but my GPA was 3.91 (6 A's and 2 A-'s).

—Anonymous, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2014

Law Preview mentally prepared me for the arduous year ahead of me. Stepping into classes, I felt that I was ahead of the game--having already briefed cases and been through 5 core subject lectures. It was an incredible leap forward!

—Kathy N., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2015

At the end of first semester, law school professors advised us to see the forest and not just the trees. Law Preview's preparation helped us see the forest from day one! This clarity with the material made the semester more understandable, helped us study more efficiently, and gave us more time to dedicate to legal writing and activities.

—Chandni S., University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2015

Law Preview got me in the mindset to work hard -- really put all possible effort into my 1L year. Also helped with the basics (briefing, terms of art, etc). Penn Law doesn't rank but my GPA was 3.91 (6 A's and 2 A-'s)

—Anonymous, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2016

I took Law Preview in Philly last summer and the exam strategy class in DC last fall. I just had to write to say thank you again. I got a 3.71 my first semester and wow has it paid off. I was approached by one of my professor's a few weeks ago and was asked if I would be interested in a summer research assistant position. The professor had heard of me from a few of my professors last semester. She looked over my resume and grades and hired me for the summer to do research on a law review article and book she is writing. Then, as if things weren't going well enough, the law school awarded me a retroactive scholarship in the amount of $10,000 a year based on my first semester achievements. They don't want me to transfer I guess. I have recommended the program to all of my undergraduate friends who are planning to go to law school next year. I also told them that the exam strategy course is perfect for going into exams and it is offered at the perfect time. The program has definitely paid for itself.

—Eric H., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Class of 2008

Hi Don, I just wanted to let you know we got our first semester grades . . . and my GPA is a 3.85! Law Preview gave me a lot of the study skills I needed to succeed long before any one else in school figured it out. If I can do that well . . . anyone can. You just have to know how to go about it, and that's where Law Preview comes in. Thanks for getting me off to a great start.

—Pamela B., University of Richmond School of Law, Class of 2004

Law Preview provided big-picture frameworks for all of my substantive first-year courses, which helped me with outlining. It provided a schedule for managing my workload [and] helpful exam-taking strategies, which eliminated the need to figure out my own good strategy before beginning the actual exam preparation. Finally, it provided some assurance that I could ignore the million distractions law school offers during the first semester and focus on my schoolwork.

—Christopher J., University of Richmond School of Law, Class of 2009

The study schedule set out was exactly what I needed, and something nobody else was doing. By finishing the reading early, I was able to better prepare my outlines well in advance of exams. Knowing how to brief on day one put me on the fast track to the top of my class. I am the recipient of the "Highest Grade" distinction in Law Skills, and received A,A,B+,B+.

—Madelaine K., University of Richmond School of Law, Class of 2011

I wanted to send a quick thank you to the Law Preview organization. I attended your class at Northwestern last summer before attending the University of San Diego. I received my first semester grades last week and landed an A- average. If I keep it up, I will be in the top ten percent of the class at the end of the year and will receive an invitation to law review. Thank you for your help in getting me there.

—Lucas G., University of San Diego School of Law, Class of 2006

Add another satisfied customer to the Law Preview Alumni. Rank 16 out of 246, well within the top 10 percent and Law Review bound. Thanks for the help guys and keep up the good work.

—Mat B., University of San Diego School of Law, Class of 2005

Law Preview helped familarize me with what to expect first year, from how professors would teach, what type of material I would learn, and how to interact well with my fellow classmates. Beginning school, I felt I had a 'head start' compared to the other students. Also, the schedule helped keep me organized throughout the semester and up to date on my work and outlines so I wasn't cramming at the end.

—Megan A., University of San Diego School of Law, Class of 2008

Gave me leg up on class. More importantly gave me enough confidence to know when I had done enough work and what the important things to focus on were.

—Jeff C., University of San Diego School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview gave me a more piece of mind of what to expect before law school started.

—Anonymous, University of San Diego School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview helped to reduce my apprehensions about the first year of law school. When we started classes, it was a familiar, rather than new experience and so I could concentrate on what was happening in class rather than being nervous.

—Anonymous, University of San Francisco School of Law, Class of 2008

USF does not publicize ranking of students beyond top 5% and they have not yet posted general rankings. I did get a 4.0, however. Law Preview provided a road map for getting through the first semester. Not only did it provide the basics in briefing, but also gave the general number of hours per week per class you should be studying, how to use supplements, when to start outlining, etc. This kept me on track throughout the semester, and I never fell behind as a result.

—Anonymous, University of San Francisco School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview introduced me to some of the basic legal concepts and terms that I would encounter in the first semester. This really helped me to understand the cases better and follow along with class discussion. Law Preview also calmed many of my anxieties about law school, which allowed me to focus all of my attention on the subject matter. I felt much more relaxed and confident because of the program.

—Anonymous, University of San Francisco School of Law, Class of 2010

Attending Law Preview got me into the right mindset to begin and do well in law school. The skills and success tactics workshops were particularly helpful in developing a realistic idea of how time consuming and demanding law school would be. It helped me to structure a rigid schedule that kept me on track and ahead of the curve all year long. Since I had taken 2 years off between undergrad and law school, Law Preview was invaluable in getting me back into the rigor of daily classes again. Also, many of the cases discussed during Law Preview came up in my actual classes - this made me feel like I was one step ahead of everyone else.

—Jessica S., University of San Francisco School of Law, Class of 2010

I am a single mother with custody of 3 elementary-aged children. Law Preview helped alleviate my nervousness about re-entering the classroom after being out for 10 years. It also gave me a chance to focus on the type of material I would be studying and it gave me a game plan for the first year. Without the tips and confidence Law Preview gave me, I don't know if I would have made it through the first year. I highly recommend this program to anyone, but especially to those going back to law school after being out of school for a while.

—Elizabeth D., University of South Carolina School of Law, Class of 2008

I attended the Law Preview session in DC last summer, and just wanted to say thanks. I have no doubt the program gives incoming law students a huge advantage over other 1L's. The confidence of knowing ahead of time what was coming up with respect to class preparation, exam-taking, and actual case law made getting into the flow very easy. And having some case briefs already done was really nice! After one semester, my GPA is 3.571 and I'm in the top 5% of my class (even had the highest exam grade in Criminal!)... I attribute that largely to Law Preview. Keep up the good work.

—Matt L., University of South Carolina School of Law, Class of 2006

I felt far more prepared than most of the other first year law students I met. Law school was better than you guys made it out to be, so that was a relief!

—Elizabeth S., University of South Carolina School of Law, Class of 2008

It definitely gave me a plan of action. I felt like I definitely had an upper hand on how to study, and I knew that I couldn't cut corners and expect to end up on top. I feel like it was an invaluable part of helping me be successful and landing in the top 10% which was my goal.

—Anonymous, University of South Carolina School of Law, Class of 2013

Law preview definitely helped prepare me for the amount of work it required to be successful. All of the tips about how to study proved to work for me and specifically I think the suggestions like "nuggets" from professors helped win me points on exams. Overall, I'm not sure I would have been as successful as I was without having prepared with Law Preview. [Ranked #8 out of 238 students].

—Anonymous, University of South Carolina School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview provides an incredible advantage to students. While I must confess that I did not follow Law Preview's plan to the "t", I don't believe I would be in the top 10% of my class without the aid of Law Preview. LP is outstanding for the simple fact that it exposes students to substantive material and gives insight into the law school experience. While many of my classmates may have entered law school without any exposure to the substantive material or any plan for success, I was able to begin the year with a solid foundation and the ability to achieve my goals.

—Nicholas C., University of South Carolina School of Law, Class of 2014

My school did not rank us after the first semester but gave percentage break downs. I was in the top 10% out of 88 students. Law Preview's schedule and advice on how much time is needed to prepare for daily work and finals was the most helpful. The course eased my fear and made me feel much more confident. By following the schedule I was able to review on the weekends which helped me tremendously.

—Heidi A., University of South Dakota School of Law, Class of 2008

The number one thing that Law Preview did to help me personally was in the area of time management. I watched so many other students fall flat on their faces at the end of first semester because they had not maintained a steady schedule throughout. The Law Preview calender and timeline were huge in helping me stay calm and work through a schedule that coincided well with the first semester workload.

—Aaron G., University of South Dakota School of Law, Class of 2008

The course gave me the confidence to set my schedule and use my time wisely rather than be concerned with what other classmates were doing and how they were using their time.

—Heidi A., University of South Dakota School of Law, Class of 2008

Hi Don, I just wanted to let you know that my first semester went very well here at USC. I received grades that put me in the top 10% of the class. I attribute that to getting started on the right foot with your class, among other things. I have used the exam writing materials extensively, which has helped me significantly. . . . The Law Preview course has been very helpful so far, and I'm sure it will continue to be so in the future. Thanks again.

—Marcus R., University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2003

I wanted to thank you for Law Preview last year. I have now completed my first year at the University of Southern California Law School, and it has clearly had a huge impact! While my classmates were panicking and struggling to get oriented, I already had a big-picture view of the courses, which allowed me to really focus in on the important issues! The knowledge I gained from Law Preview, combined with the advice I followed, allowed me to have a much more productive, enjoyable, and stress-free first-year experience.

—Andrew S., University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2005

Law Preview is a great way to get a head start on law school. It teaches you the basics that they do not teach you in school. Law school is an investment in yourself, and if you are going to invest that much time and money into your education, you want to do it right. Law Preview helps you take advantage of your first year to the fullest, instead of floundering, like so many first year students do. It is an intense week, but well worth the effort.

—Anonymous, University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2008

Law Preview made me confident that I was capable of excelling in law school because I went into my first day of classes with a plan. I had a general overview of the concepts I was going to be learning, I was familiar with case briefing and I started with an understanding of how much time it was going to take in order to do well. Although I ended up modifying both the case brief form and the study schedule to meet my own needs, it was helpful to have a base to start with and a point of reference to keep me on track. I found that I was better able to log long hours in the library, manage my study time effeciently and effectively, and keep my focus through the last final because I knew before getting started that the first year of law school was going to be a marathon, not a sprint.

—Anonymous, University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped me feel more confident beginning law school, making the transition much smoother [ranked #20 out of 200 after first semester]!

—Anonymous, University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2011

Law Preview was one of the best things I could have done before coming to law school. It prepared me and gave me a set schedule to follow. I ended the first semester with all A's and I received the highest grade in one of my classes. Law Preview gives you the tools you need to do well your first semester by outlining exactly what you need to do to be at the top of your class. I think it is a definite necessity to anyone entering law school.

—Anonymous, University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2011

Law Preview did two things for me: (1) Gave me a plan and (2) helped me feel confident going into law school. There is a certain amount of adjustment for everyone when you get to law school depending on professors and the structure of the school you attend, but it really helped me anticipate the workload and have a plan before I started school. I thought it was great.

—Jordan D., University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2013

Law Preview was worth every penny. [Ranked #10 out of 344 students after 1L year].

—Anonymous, University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2015

Without Law Preview, I would have been completely lost; studying for law school classes is fundamentally different from most undergraduate courses of study. I have recommended Law Preview to others.

—Anonymous, University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2015

Because of Law Preview I felt as though I had a much easier time acclimating to the law school routine. I was better able to budget my time, get more out of the reading, and feel confident in answering cold calls in class.

—Anonymous, University of Southern California Law School, Class of 2016

Law Preview gave me the background of legal education that I didn't learn right away at law school. It gave me a head start and made me feel confident in knowing what to expect by showing me the big picture of legal education. I probably would have felt very lost my first few weeks at school if it weren't for my experience at Law Preview.

—Katie P., University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis, Class of 2011

My first semester at the University of Tennessee went quite well. I followed the plan and when grades were posted last week, I found I made a 3.72 GPA. As far as individual courses go, it was A+ in Contracts, A in Criminal Law, A- in Torts, B+ in Legal Writing, and B+ in Civil Procedure. Class ranks officially don't come out until the end of January, but the Career Services office approximates I will be in the top 5% of my class, with a ranking of anywhere between 4 and 7 in a class of 156. . . .This semester was challenging, to say the least. But I never felt myself getting overwhelmed, especially at exam time. Studying for exams wasn't stressful at all, and your test-taking tips really helped me (apparently, especially in Contracts)!

—Jason S., University of Tennessee College of Law, Class of 2006

We have not received our class rank yet. Based on my GPA, I think it is safe to say that I rank pretty high in the class. Law Preview provided me with a framework of understanding for each of my first year courses, and it helped ease the transition into law school.

—Anonymous, University of Tennessee College of Law, Class of 2010

The Law Preview experience helped me enter my Fall semester with confidence. I knew what I was getting myself into with law school and attending the summer Law Preview course really helped me to start my law school career off ahead of my classmates.

—Anonymous, University of Tennessee College of Law, Class of 2010

I feel like Law Preview gave me a great head start for my law school experience [ranked #6 out of 172]. It helped to ease some of the fears I had about starting law school, and it laid out the big picture regarding the first-year courses.

—Anonymous, University of Tennessee College of Law, Class of 2010

My week spent at Law Preview was instrumental to success in my first year. Having a basic familiarity with new terms and a big-picture conception of the structure of each course was an invaluable tool. I still use my notes as a reference and have drawn upon the explanations of the Law Preview instructors time and time again. Having a basic introduction to the big topics I faced as a first year gave me a huge advantage over my classmates who were seeing topics for the first time. Law school often comes down to the little things that set you apart from a classmate on the curve, and Law Preview has given me a helpful edge to compete at a higher level. I highly recommend a Law Preview course to anyone entering law school. It's a chance to develop practical skills and absorb material before heading into one of the most academically rigorous years of a student's career! Thanks for making such a difference in my first year!

—Jaimie F., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2008

Thank you so much for the help before my first year of law school. I attended the Houston session last summer and it really helped prepare me for the rigorous first year. The class offers insight into all the core courses and really does a good job explaining what to expect from the law school experience. Because of the class, I was able to develop a study routine which helped me make a 3.75 in my first semester of school followed by a 4.03 in my second semester which included 1 A+ and 3 A's. My overall GPA is now a 3.90 which puts me near the top of my class. Thanks so much Law Preview.

—Ron S., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2006

Law Preview was exactly the exposure I was looking for; not only did the program introduce concepts and rules of law, but it provided a law school environment where we were exposed to case briefing and different teaching styles. I was most impressed by the quality of the professors and by the interest that the Law Preview staff took in its students and their future. In what other prep program will the president email you with follow-up advice after you finish the class and once you've started law school?

—Mary C., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2004

The adminstrators were very helpful and attentive -they surpassed my high expectations. Overall, I found the program useful and the level of personal service to be outstanding. Law Preview provides a smart pedogogical approach that benefits from top-flight professors.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2009

The adminstrators were very helpful and attentive -they surpassed my high expectations. Overall, I found the program useful and the level of personal service to be outstanding. Law Preview provides a smart pedogogical approach that benefits from top-flight professors.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2009

[Law Preview] prepared me for the daily rountine of law school and the work load that I should expect. Very useful!

—Grant N., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2009

After Law Preview, I knew what to expect when I entered the law school classroom. It gave me a good overview of the first year subjects, case reading and briefing, and teaching style. Law Preview allowed me to hit the ground running when I started the first day.

—James W., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2009

My grades were as follows: Contracts A+, Property A-, Civ Pro B+. I haven't received my legal research and legal writing grade yet, but I should o.k. . . . All of my exams this semester are closed book essay, so I'm confident that my preparation and training paid dividends. In terms of work, I ended up getting a 1L job (pre-grades offer) with a big firm, based in large part on my work exp. I'm going to do research for a prof for the second half of the summer. Law Preview was an invaluable orientation to law school. Before I arrived to school, I had practiced reading and briefing cases and had a solid plan of attack. By diligently staying ahead with my reading and by keeping on schedule, I was able to pay better attention in class and to focus on my professors' personal views. When "crunch time" came around at the end of the semester, many of my classmates had difficulty figuring out how to outline effectively, while I had already begun weeks earlier and was ready to focus on practice exams. Also, because I was well organized, I had plenty of time to prepare cover letters and resume for the Dec. 1 mailing date. Overall, Law Preview gave me confidence that I could conquer law school, and I wasn't disappointed.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2010

This program was immensely helpful in dealing with the pressures of the first semester. More than anything else, it gave me the confidence to know that I would do well. I had a plan from the beginning, and did not struggle with the lack of direction that many of my fellow classmates had.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview was instrumental to my first-semester success at UT where I earned a 4.26 GPA. The Law Preview materials were terrific! In fact, there were many occasions when my assigned readings for law school included cases that I had previously studied at Law Preview. I learned how to read judicial opinions and brief cases at Law Preview, and those skills proved to be invaluable. Most importantly, Law Preview helped me design a solid study plan, and I was able to maintain focus throughout the semester.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2012

I had a plan from the beginning and the confidence in knowing that I could truly succeed if I stuck to it. When other students didn't know what was going on and trying to figure things out, I was already reading, outlining and reviewing materials to prepare for my exams. My hard work and the preparation I received during my week at Law Preview really paid off -- I finished my first semester with a 3.91 GPA

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview helped decrease the nerousness about starting law school because it gave me a good idea of what to expect and how to cope with certain pressures inherent to it.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2012

It helped me feel more confident and prepared in starting that that feeling helped me stay a step ahead throughout. After Thanksgiving my peers were freaking out and I kept with my plan of slow and steady. I was really pleased with my performance the first semester. After first semester, I know a few things that I will be changing for the second semester. However, a large percentage of the successful skills I employed first semester, I learned at Law Preview.

—Elizabeth P., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2013

You owe it to yourself to protect your $100-200K investment in law school by taking Law Preview. Law Preview taught me how to study and take exams successfully, how to budget my time effectively, as well as a general overview of my core IL courses. More than anything, Law Preview gave me the confidence to know what to expect in law school the very first day I started. I finished my first year of law school near the top of my class, which allowed me to earn much-needed scholarship money as well as several summer associate offers from BigLaw firms. I truly believe Law Preview was a big part of my success during the first-year and I would recommend it to anyone going to any law school.

—Omar O., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2011

I appreciate Law Preview gave me a good overview of the 1L courses, so that I am not totally lost when I enter the classroom.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2014

It took away the unknowns. Knowing what to expect removed the anxiety and helped me start the semester with a plan instead of trying to figure it all out the first few weeks.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2014

I did not do well in my LSAT, so I worried a lot about my 1L law school performance. Law Preview helped me to realize how I should study for 1L classes. It does not only focus on how to study law, but also on how to excel in exams. I implemented the techniques and followed the schedule in my 1L year. I did well, and transferred to NYU. I also got an offer to join dream firm in NYC as a summer associate. Also, the relationship with Law Preview does not end as the course ended. Don has always been ready to help and answer my questions throughout my 1L year and OCI process.

—Vicki Z., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2014
(transferred to New York University School of Law)

I received a 3.87 GPA my first semester. Law Preview was very helpful in attaining my GPA. Law Preview's tips on outlining, briefing, and exam taking were especially helpful in making sure that I did not waste any time once classes started by making sure I was focused in on the important material. Law Preview's timeline on when to begin outlining and taking practice exams also was helpful in making sure that I had enough time to prepare for finals.

—Nicholas B., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview helped me to adjust more quickly to the classroom environment in law school and to the kind of note taking skills that would help me perform my best.

—Ian L., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2015

The law preview gave me confidence and very good tips. I especially liked the structure law preview presented to attack the semester. It was very helpful to have a an idea of what to expect and templates on which to learn what works best for you.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2015

The most important thing Law Preview taught me was to begin working toward the exams early in the semester. Outlining earlier than most students was particularly helpful because the last third of the semester was busy with LRW deadlines.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2015

I wanted to tell you that Law Preview was and exceptional experience and I have recommended it to many. I think it is one of, if not the, greatest influence on my law school career. I worked hard and did well, largely with the tools I learned from you and the rest of the team. I had a number of offers for law firms and I got to pick where I wanted to practice. I just wanted to say thanks because Law Preview did a lot for me.

—Sara H., University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2012

Having a sense of what the semester would be like and a game plan already set on Day 1 gave me confidence right off the bat. This helped me to focus on the material presented instead of nervously trying to gain a foothold in a totally new environment. Just a half-step advantage like that was enough to keep me ahead of the pack all semester long.

—Anonymous, University of Texas School of Law, Class of 2015

I think it was pretty helpful. I ended up ranked #18 in a class of 215 students and transferring from UOP-McGeorge to UC Davis.

—Benjamin O., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Class of 2008
(transferred to University of California, Davis School of Law)

Attending Law Preview is one of the BEST decisions I made for my academic career! The knowledge I gained in just one week at Law Preview was absolutely crucial to my early success in law school. I received invaluable advice on how to prioritize and budget my time, and I was prepared for what to expect from my classes and exams. Most importantly, I entered my first year with an inner-confidence that saved me from a significant majority of the stress that my peers were experiencing first semester. The guidance I received from Law Preview was a major factor in my ability to attain first and second year honors, make law review, and eventually end up a department chief on the law review's Board of Editors. By knowing what to expect out of law school, I was able to hit the ground running straight for the prize, rather than running in circles. THANK YOU!!!

—Gina B., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Class of 2007

It helped me get down the essential skill of reading and briefing cases before school started. It also really drilled into my head that YOU CAN'T FALL BEHIND - a mistake many of my classmates made that resulted in them having less time to take practice exams (the best way to prepare for actual exams). My ranking isn't available because our exams in December were midterms, as the courses are all year long. But based on the spreads given by my professors, I know I finished in the top 20% of the class.

—Anonymous, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview helped in that it made me realize how much work law school would be. It helped me to mentally adjust and prepare to the rigorous workload and the mental thinking.

—Anonymous, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview was a tremendous aid. Not only did it give a helpful overview of the substantive aspects of law school, it prepared me for the social and emotional aspects as well. Law Preview gave a great picture of what it means to approach law school like a job; there were explanations of how much to study, how to budget time, methods for managing relationships - everything necessary to enter school with a grasp on what works and what doesn't.

—Cara H., University of Toledo College of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview helped me stay focused on exams. It was definitely true that much of each class is spent talking about policy, theory, and cases, but when it comes right down to it all that matters for exams is the black letter law (and how to apply it). Thanks to Law Preview, I understood that and I don't think a lot of my classmates did.

—Joseph W., University of Toledo College of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview was extremely useful as I am a non-traditional student. Law Preview helped me make the transition back to the classroom from the boardroom. All of the instructors and staff were very friendly and helpful. Don was great and the encouragement messages throughout the first year are great as it can be a bit overwhelming and tedious at times. My time at Law Preview was time well spent!

—Michael M., University of Tulsa College of Law, Class of 2010

My law school only ranks the top three students in our class. I was not one of them. However, after the first semester I was comfortably in the top 20%, made Law Review, and was accepted for a summer internship with a state supreme court justice. Though Law Preview was a long time ago, I think the experience gave me a solid advantage in the opening weeks of my first semester. I think the experience of feeling what a law class is like and figuring out what to look for when reading cases was a huge help. When it comes to preparing for law school, nothing beats the act of actually doing the assignments and attending the lectures. I felt comfortable with that experience before the first week of classes actually began in a large part thanks to Law Preview.

—Anonymous, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview lined up a phenomenal roster of energetic professors who provided fun, interesting, and focused overviews of each first-year class. The only downside -- I can't imagine law school being this enjoyable!

—Peggy C., University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2002

Law Preview classes provided excellent preparation for the substance of law school. I am not sure that anything can help a student truly anticipate the pedagogical style, however--law school has to be experienced, I think, and I don't just mean the Socratic method. But to the extent that's it is possible to ease the transitional shock between more familiar styles of pedagogy and legal, I definitely think Law Preview does a good job.

—Anonymous, University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2009

[Law Preview was] definitely a positive experience by providing good insights into law school course loads and managing a tough studying and reading schedule.

—Anonymous, University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2010

While I do not know my class rank because UVa does not release such data, I do have a 3.73 (3 As and a B because I was sick and totally bombed 1 question)-- at UVa only 10% of each class can have an A or A- so I am confident that I am in the top 10% of my class. Law preview taught me three important things that I largely credit my success to. First, to continue my pattern of hard and consistent work throughout the semester. I never missed a class or did not brief a case. I was always caught up (if not ahead) in the reading. By staying a little ahead, I was able to start studying during Thanksgiving Break, which brings me to my second Law Preview lesson: practice exams! I got in touch with students from other schools and also tapped UVa's old exam database. I took at least 10 practice exams in each subject. This is a step that my friends did not do-- or if they did look at practice exams, that was all the did (literally just LOOK at them!) -- and their grades show that they failed to adequately prepare. Finally, Law Preview's outlining strategy made getting ready for finals so easy because I had already been editing and digesting my notes throughout the whole semester. While I had excellent study habits coming into law school, Law Preview reminded me to keep them up and gave me the tools to start using my habits from day one, without having to wait to figure out the mundane details of law school.

—Anonymous, University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview definitely gave me a heads up on the outlining and legal research part of my school's curriculum. I am so glad that I attended the legal research and writing day because it helped to cut down on the workload during the semester as I was already somewhat familiar with the process.

—Chelsea W., University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview enabled me to enter the first semester unaffected by the shock of the change in learning from undergrad to law school. Further, as some of my classmates were learning to brief a case for the first time, I had already tried my hand at briefing in all the core courses I took. The tips for success have proved invaluable to me, especially to never stop briefing cases, even as the majority of your classmates do.

—Veronica D., University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2014

I greatly appreciated the overview that Law Preview offered of each course so that we could see the big picture before starting law school, rather than trying to interpret the big picture as we went. The professors were engaging and the experience helped me be a lot less stressed come week 1 of actual law school.

—Laura M., University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2014

I truly believe I was a step ahead of all the other students entering law school based on everything I learned at Law Preview. I had better background knowledge than most of the other students, and I could anticipate everything my professors were about to teach. Law Preview did just what it said it would - I got a feel for the main first year subjects and I was better prepared to study. By following Law Preview's outlining/studying schedule, I always felt ahead of the game. My grades really reflected it too. While UVA does not "rank," I know that I am higher than the top 25% of the class (we are only given the definitive GPA for top 25% and above, and mine is even higher!).

—Katie P., University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2015

I am ranked in the top 15% of my class at the end of my 1L year. Law Preview was a big help!

—Anonymous, University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2015

The scheduling guide and advice on when to get started on outlines and how to allocate your time near and during finals are the most important lesson I took away and I believe it helped me more than anything. Practice tests and learning how to write a law school exam are by far the most important things to take away. Oh, always look out for the "nuggets". That can be the difference between an grade in the top 5% of the class, or landing in the around the 25% on a good exam. Our school doesn't publish officially where we stand but I currently am in the top 10-15% of the class.

—Haresh P., University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2015

I found the week I spent at Law Preview saved me critical time during my first semester. Frequently I encountered cases and reading assignments that I was already familiar with due to my Law Preview class. When facing a heavy load of reading every day, shaving off a class or two for the night is a life saver!

—Anonymous, University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2016

It helped me feel more prepared going in, I didn't feel as if there were as many surprises. We don't have class rank, but I did well on exams. It was great -- thanks!!

—Anonymous, University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2016

University of Washington is on the quarter system and does not have grades or rankings yet. But Law Preview has definitely helped me get a good "jump start" on understanding the concepts and ideas we've started to cover so far. Law Preview provided a good overall picture of what the law school experience would be like.

—Walter L., University of Washington School of Law, Class of 2010

I participated in law preview in Seattle last August and it has helped me tremendously in my classes. I earned a 4.0 my first quarter in law school. I have continued to strive to do my readings a couple days in advance and fill out the law preview case brief outline for each case. I also try to spend the recommended amount of time studying for my classes. I definitely believe that law preview helped me anticipate the work required in law school

—Anonymous, University of Washington School of Law, Class of 2015

Law Preview was a great experience and helpful in giving me an insight into what law school requires. I would definitely recommend Law Preview to anyone that is about to begin their first year of law school. An added perk are the free study aids that were provided such as Emmanuels and Law in a Flash - both were very handy!

—Anonymous, University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview affected my first semester experience in two important ways. First, I was mentally prepared for the challenges and hard work that was required for success. While other students seemed slow to develop a routine and prepare themselves for exams, I hit the ground running. Second, Law Preview provided me with a "big picture" view and because of this I avoided getting bogged down by details and focused on how to really learn and master the material.

—Anonymous, University of Wisconsin Law School, Class of 2010

The Law Preview Program armed me with the tools to hit the ground running in the very first week of classes. I followed the schedule and was a leg up on my classmates in preparing my outlines, preparing for midterms and keeping ahead with my weekly reading. The first year was a tough year because it does take a lot of discipline to really put in the hours necessary to succeed, but Law Preview prepared me for the challenge and gave me confidence that I was not only staying on track but going above and beyond to get in the top 3% of my class.

—Emily L., University of Wisconsin Law School, Class of 2010

I think law preview helped me remember to always consider the big picture, and not let myself waste time on obscure details (like details from the case law that had no real effect on the decision), the first semester alot of my fellow classmates were caught up in those types of things, and I knew not to waste my time. Law Preview also just helped put my mind at ease before I got here, so while the first month or two people were anxiety ridden, I felt confident that I knew what was ahead of me, and what I needed to do to be successful.

—Anonymous, Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2008

I have come to the realization that Law Preview has gone well beyond any expectations I had. I feel prepared in every class that I attend. I can only equate this feeling with the preparation that your course provided me in the summer. For this, thank you.

—Nathaniel H., Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2004

Law Preview was great for the first semester. I wasn't at all satisfied with my grades from my second semester, but that was from changes I made, nothing law preview did. I tried some different approaches, that 2L's and successful 1L's had told me about second semester and I didn't do well at all. When I did what law preview told me to do I was in the top 25% of my class after the 1st semester. I'm really upset with myself, but thank god for law preview or who knows how bad the situation would be. I definately plan on going back to the law preview tactics my 2L year so that I can rebound GPA wise and try to climb back to a higher class rank. At the end of the day, law preview helped me in that the study timeline you sent out was right on the money. Trying to read more study guides or getting into more study groups definately wasn't the answer for me. I should have stuck with just studying my outline, class notes, and the few study aids I bought, and stuck to the schedule, and I think I would have been much happier with my first year outcome. Thank you though, as I found law preview to be extremely beneficial.

—Shannon W., Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview helped to explain the big picture that each case and rule is designed to fit into. I was better prepared and knew what to expect from my classes, my professors, and most of all what I should expect from myself. I knew how to prepare for class and how to accurately brief a case even before classes started thanks to Law Preview. The helpful hints, especially regarding study skills and exam taking, gave me an advantage over fellow classmates. I definitely was more prepared and caught on more quickly than some of the other students.

—Bridget K., Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2009

One of the best things about Law Preview was the opportunity to meet respected professors outside of the academic setting and hearing about their law school experiences. Knowing that some great legal minds also struggled with the rule against perpetuities helped to greatly ease any worries I had. Also the study skills and scheduling taught during the course helped me to tailor a study schedule and style that allowed me to get a great amount of work done in a little time as possible.

—Henry R., Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview was very helpful in my first year. I went in with an idea of what to expect and what it would take to do well in school. Looking back on the semester, I was surprised to see just how accurate Law Preview was in thier observation of how students would be applying themselves and how students would act in the first semester. When making my decisions of what to do when it came to studying and extra curricular activities, I'm really glad I had a heads-up from Law Preview. I would recommend Law Preview to anyone planning to go to law school or even just considering law school--that one week in the summer is very realistic as to the work load, peers, and expectations. Thank you Law Preview!

—Jessica A., Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2010

Law Preview allowed me to have a head start in the first few weeks of classes and prepared me in a way where I knew what to expect as the weeks went on. The classes provided the big picture of how law school operates and allowed me to jump right in where other students were still finding their way. I definitely believe Law Preview contributed to my success, especially when first year grades are of the utmost importance. [Ranked #2 out of 216 students after first semester]

—Anonymous, Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview gave me a head start in my law school academic experience by teaching me how to brief cases and spot legal issues while others in my class were initially adjusting. Law Preview gave me an understanding of law school and it's environment before I even sat in on my first class. This was much needed in order for me to obtain scholarships and other high academic opportunities. [Ranked #10 out of 196 students after the 1L year.]

—Chadd R., Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview was an enormous help. I went in with a clear advantage over most other students since I already knew how to read and brief cases, the point of the Socratic method, how to take notes, how to outline, AND how to take exams. This saved me hours of time and was, I believe, instrumental in my first semster GPA of 3.86. That GPA placed me on the right track for the rest of my law school experience, which has included an internship on a Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Review, and several V10 firm offers. I could have done this without Law Preview, but it definitely would have been a lot harder.

—Anonymous, Vanderbilt University Law School, Class of 2008

I think even beyond the valuable information that was given in regards to the substantive course materials I would learn as a 1L, the most practical and beneficial Law Preview provided for me was a realistic look into a typical day as a 1L, what to expect, and how to position myself to be successful.

—Marc L., Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2008

[Law Preview] provided me with the knowledge that I needed to focus the procedure that I used to study and prepare for exams. It also helped me to focus my exam taking technique. I felt like I understood how to succeed and just needed to execute the plan while most students needed to learn how to succeed through trial and error.

—Robert D., Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2008

It helped to focus me and I felt more prepared for my classes and exams. Learning how to brief cases was invaluable.

—Anonymous, Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2008

I ended up with a 3.81 which would have been 4th in [last year's] class (I won't know my actual class rank until after second semester) I believe that Law Preview was a substantial factor in my success in law school.

—Joseph M., Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2010

[Law Preview] gave an excellent overview of briefing cases and introduction to the various first year courses. Highly recommended to avoid the "panic" of preparing your first law school brief for homework. [Rank 12 out of 243]

—Anonymous, Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2010

I am positive that I was neither the smartest person in the class nor the hardest worker. While I did work hard and feel that I am smart, I believe that one of the biggest reasons for my success was that I knew how to take a law school exam. As others in my class took law school exams for the first time first semester and often repeated their mistakes during second semester, I confidently utilized the tools Law Preview provided me. This ability, perhaps more than anything else, is responsible for me being among the top handful of students in my class [#5 out of 243].

—Anonymous, Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2010

I think it showed me not so much of the mechanical tools (briefing, etc) but more of a nice lay of the land, and some other useful tips to get a head start [ranked #10 out of 256 after first semester].

—Anonymous, Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2011

I think Law Preview's biggest affect in my law school experience was how they provided you a schedule to stick with, and provided a great tutorial on exam taking. Everyone learns the substantive material differently, but you have to be able to put that information on paper at exam time. I never felt as though I grasped the material better than other students, but I think that my approach to the exams helped me perform [ranked #2 out of 251 students].

—Anonymous, Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview gave me an edge my first semester of law school that I would not have had otherwise.

—Michael R., Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2011

Attending Law Preview was the best decision I could have made. It got me excited and motivated during the summer to start law school, and I definitely felt an edge on the first day of classes just by knowing how to brief a case and how to manage my time. Having access to Barbri ahead of my classmates (and for free!) was also a plus, and being able to email and bounce questions throughout the first semester to the Law Preview staff definitely eased my nerves. Overall, Law Preview was the best choice for me to begin my law school career.

—Brittany D., Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2016

Law Preview gave me the knowledge to know where to start when classes began. The program told me what to expect when in my first semester. I didn't have to figure out how to brief cases or when the best time to start outlining or how much time I should be putting it to school. It gave me a leg up on many of my classmates who had never heard of briefing or outlining before. Law Preview also helped me when it came time for exams because I had my outlines done early so I was able to spend more time with practice exams, which helped me be able to finish all my exams in the time period that was given to us. Overall a really great experience and I don't think I would have done as well as I did (3.76 GPA for the fall semester) without it.

—Melissa H., Villanova University School of Law, Class of 2016

Don, I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for the Law Preview program. I just finished my first semester at Wake Forest and finished with a 92.1 gpa (out of 100). More important than the grades, I never got stressed out or depressed about law school. Not even once. I knew what I had to do to succeed and I stuck to the plan. It feels very good to know that all it takes to succeed in law school is a great plan and a lot of hard work. This semester I intend to be more efficient than I was last semester, while still putting in the same amount of time and effort. I have never been more excited about school! Thanks again.

—Brad P., Wake Forest University School of Law, Class of 2008

I was terrified about going to law school. Talking to lawyers and current law students just made it worse. I knew I needed something to give me some confidence and teach me how to survive in what I'd been told was an incredibly harsh environment. I found Law Preview. After the session was over I was still nervous, but I wasn't in the dark. What I discovered was that Law Preview gave me such a huge advantage over my peers that I almost felt bad for them. Almost. A year later, I'm one of the Top 15 students in my class and on Law Review. I am very, very grateful to Law Preview and its faculty.

—S.B., Wake Forest University School of Law, Class of 2007

I attended Law Preview at Harvard about this time last year. My first year was very successful. I'm ranked in the top ten (by #) of my class, made law review, and moot court. I enjoyed your program and thought it provided useful insight to prepare for the first year.

—Bryce L., Wake Forest University School of Law, Class of 2005

An ounce of preperation is worth a pound of cure. Law Preview prepared me for the challenge and rigor that left other students surprised and even shell-shocked. I have recommended Law Preview to 3 friends who are beginning their law school experience this fall.

—Anonymous, Wake Forest University School of Law, Class of 2008

Law Preview gives you an overview of what your first year experience, but it doesn't really teach you how to "think" like a law student. That's something that you'll learn on your own throughout your first year of law school. Unfortunately for other students that never experienced Law Preview, they are at a serious disadvantage because they are attempting to accomplish this as well as attempting to see the bigger picture in first-year courses. Law Preview paints that picture for you, you can focus on gaining those analytical skills that are critical to success. Not only that, Law Preview helps alleviate the stress and anxiety every first year student encounters. Because of Law Preview's strategies, I reached my goals of being in the top 10% during my first year, and am only more determined to do better. Thanks Law Preview!

—Anonymous, Wake Forest University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview gives you an overview of what your first year experience, but it doesn't really teach you how to "think" like a law student. That's something that you'll learn on your own throughout your first year of law school. Unfortunately for other students that never experienced Law Preview, they are at a serious disadvantage because they are attempting to accomplish this as well as attempting to see the bigger picture in first-year courses. Law Preview paints that picture for you, you can focus on gaining those analytical skills that are critical to success. Not only that, Law Preview helps alleviate the stress and anxiety every first year student encounters. Because of Law Preview's strategies, I reached my goals of being in the top 10% during my first year, and am only more determined to do better. Thanks Law Preview!

—Anonymous, Wake Forest University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview helped me realize what a huge undertaking the 1L year is. The suggested study schedule was very helpful and helped me to understand how much time was necessary to really learn the 1L material. It was very useful to learn how to brief a case and have a brief template before school started.

—Irena P., Wake Forest University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview prepared me for the realities of rigorous first semester. [Ranked 32 out of 147].

—Anonymous, Wake Forest University School of Law, Class of 2012

Law Preview allowed me to come into my first-year knowing what was coming. I knew how I would take notes, brief cases, make outlines, and study for finals. I did not waste time spinning my wheels like many of my classmates did. I was able to focus on what I had to do, without worrying about how smart my classmates were and who was working harder than me. I may not have put in as many hours as some of my classmates, but with Law Preview's help, the hours I put in were all well spent.

—Tyler W., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Class of 2008

I attended the session at the University of Houston Law Center during the summer of 2010. I not only enjoyed the wonderful professors who participated in that session, but I feel that attending Law Preview greatly eased my transition from the working world into the world of a law student. No one among my family or friends is in the legal profession and the only knowledge of law school and the legal field was from television and movies. So after being accepted to law school I began to dread what I had gotten myself into. My Princeton Review LSAT course instructor recommended that I look into the Law Preview program. The program seemed like a God-send for my piece of mind, so I decided to register and give it a shot. The program was all I could have asked for and more. I still use some of the materials we were given during the session and almost all the cases we reviewed have been used during my first year classes. I recommend Law Preview to anyone I meet who is considering attending law school. Washington and Lee doesn't issue class rank, but I earned a 3.51 GPA during the fall semester and feel even more confident now in the spring semester.

—Joshua V., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Class of 2013

Law Preview stressed the importance of outlines, studying, and reviewing from the beginning, which gave me one step ahead of the rest of my class. They didn't start reviewing/outlining until later, whereas I had continually updated my outline throughout the year.

—Anonymous, Washington University School of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview did introduce me to course material and case briefing. Clearly, I did a nice job on my exams and have a good GPA. I think following the Law Preview schedule certainly helped.

—Matthew S., Washington University School of Law, Class of 2011

Law Preview prepared me for law school in that it exposed me to some of the core concepts that I would learn during my 1L classes. Some of the cases that we discussed during lectures in Law Preview were also talked about in my law school classes so I was able to have a head start over some of my classmates.

—Marie W., Washington University School of Law, Class of 2016

Because of the law preview course, I strive to brief every case I read or close to it. This has made an enormous difference, and I made excellent grades my first semester. (Final grades have not been released, but I have a 3.85.) I got a bit burnt out and didn't follow all of your advice, but this semester I am going to make sure I do cumulative review each weekend and finish my outlines by the first day of the reading period. I'm confident that the case-briefing method is what saved my GPA. I have started weekend cumulative review this semester and I'm really seeing what an amazing and crucial difference it makes.

—Judith B., Wayne State University Law School, Class of 2014

Law Preview provided me with the jump start I needed to be successful in law school. Law school is a struggle, and Law Preview's practice case briefing, advance instruction from the professors, and the one week sample of the fast paced year at law school is invaluable.

—Nathan C., West Virginia University College of Law, Class of 2014

Law Preview was a great decision for me. I have been out of school for a few years and needed a jump start. The comprehensive program gave me the framework to start classes confident and prepared [ranked #1 out of 140].

—Anonymous, Western State University—College of Law, Class of 2011

I'm not sure of my final class rank, but my GPA is 3.73. I'm so pleased with the outcome, and I feel Law Preview had a huge impact on my accomplishments. I knew exactly what to expect and when to expect it. The practice at case briefing was particularly valuable and having an opportunity to experience the Socratic method helped tremendously when I was called to perform for the FIRST case on the FIRST day of Contracts. Finally, having an overview of all the classes gave me great confidence that I would not get lost during the first semester. I referred back to my Preview notes as I was preparing for midterms and finals for extra pearls that helped me to excel on exams. All the Instructors at your course were OUTSTANDING. And what a pleasure to be taught by Professor Farnsworth himself! Thanks so much. I would take the course again in a heartbeat.

—Anonymous, Western State University—College of Law, Class of 2013

Law preview was precisely what the name suggests. A preview of the reality of the hard work and dedication necessary to excel in this unique profession. [Ranked #30 out of 195 students].

—Anonymous, Western State University—College of Law, Class of 2013

Thank you for making the difference between a good first year experience and a dreadful one. I knew what to expect in each of my classes and I had a very clear idea of the rigorous nature of the first year. I was prepared for the first day of class and so glad I was, because I was called on for the first case discussion of the year in my contracts class. The year was still exceptionally stressful, but I felt I had a strong advantage over others because of Law Preview. And because of my high grades, I have been awarded a full scholarship for next year. Thank you Law Preview! [Ranked #2 out of 44 part time students]

—Anonymous, Western State University—College of Law, Class of 2014

It was beneficial to have a detailed explanation of what case briefing entails prior to starting school. Also, reading several important cases from the first year subjects gave me a really significant advantage as far as understanding the material during the course of the semester. Further, it was really helpful to have the suggested schedule for the semester with follow up emails throughout. These are only a few of the many factors that lead to my increased confidence and ultimate success in law school. [Ranked #2 out of 117 students after first semester].

—Kaitlyn D., Western State University—College of Law, Class of 2015

Two of the biggest secrets of success in law school is time management and preparation before class. Law Preview was terrific in helping me understand how to spend my time wisely during the 1L and prepare for classes so that by the time fall classes began, I was hitting the ground running while many of my classmates were still grasping the barebones of the law (and law school). After the first year, I am in the top 10 percent of my class. Law Preview definitely had a hand in helping me acheive that goal!

—Jeremiah H., Whittier Law School, Class of 2008

Law Preview was beneficial in that it helped strip away some of the anxiety and myths about first year law school while also conveying the reality of the large amount of time and effort that would be required of students if they wanted to succeed. There are no magic words or formulas to success but Law Preview passed on tools and techniques for studying so that I was able to hit the ground running from the very first day of school. The tools and practice from Law Preview allowed me to focus on the substance of what was being discussed in class and in the readings. Rather than trying to remember what the heck IRAC was or learning how to write case briefs and read case books effectively the first few weeks of the semester I'd already had a week of practice on how to accomplish those tasks thanks to my time with Law Preview. One of the first legal writing assignments at my school during first semester was to write a case brief which I already knew how to write thanks to the templates from Law Preview and session on the topic. I got 100% on the brief. The familiarity and introduction to various topics and projects covered during the first year of law school became a huge time saver. And any law school student will tell you that anything that saves time is invaluable in law school.

—Anonymous, Whittier Law School, Class of 2011

I had set the curve on Contracts midterm, which was my only graded midterm, because I was already one step ahead of everyone else.

—Lauren G., Whittier Law School, Class of 2015

By the end of the first two weeks of school I knew I was going to succeed. Law Preview gave me a huge leg-up on my classmates. Aside from being familiar with some of the cases in each of my 1L class, Law Preview provided me with the "mind-set" that helped me prepare well for class and perform well on exams. I am very grateful for Law Preview and will be recommending the program to friends who anticipate attending law school in the future.

—Anonymous, Whittier Law School, Class of 2015

I was a Law Preview student in Fort Worth last summer. I am currently enrolled at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, PA, where I finished first semester ranked #2 in my class with a 3.836 GPA. My success in law school has been in large part due to the preparation and skills I gained from your course (and a lot of hard work). Anyway, I believe in what you do – it certainly helped me. Thanks!

—Mike L., Widener University School of Law (DE), Class of 2008

The professors really gave a good flavor as to what to expect from the doctrinal classes. I felt very well prepared heading into the first semester of law school. The schedule that the class provided was also very helpful.

—Keith P., Widener University School of Law (DE), Class of 2009

My first-year law school experience is still in progress, but Law Preview helped by giving me an overview of what to expect....both with substantive coursework and the "lay of the land" as far as how law school works. . . . I was able to carve out a study routine early in the semester that allowed me to be as efficient as possible. I reviewed the test-taking information before finals began which helped refresh my memory regarding what I need to do for exams. Law Preview was beneficial to me because in early August, it provided me with a gameplan that I was able to stick to through December.

—Anonymous, Widener University School of Law (DE), Class of 2009

Law Preview helped me prepare for the rigors of law school life. By following the schedule and applying the principles to my study, I did much better than I would have done otherwise. By applying what I learned at Law Preview, I have been able to consistently improve my performance. Law School is a marathon, not a sprint. If you just apply the principles that Law Preview teaches, you'll do just fine.

—Keith P., Widener University School of Law (DE), Class of 2009

Law Preview helped by giving me an overview of what to expect at law school. The 'previews' of the substantive classes were great, but I got my money's worth from the semester-long calendar Law Preview provided us. Thanks to Law Preview, I was able to carve out a study routine early in the semester that allowed me to be as efficient as possible during the semester. Thanks to Law Preview, I knew in August what I needed to do to succeed during finals in December (and May) of my first year.

—Wayne P., Widener University School of Law (DE), Class of 2009

Law Preview helped me significantly by giving me a plan from the first day of class. Unlike most of my classmates who had to figure out how to brief cases and prepare for classes as the semester went on, I went in prepared and already knew how to create an effective study plan. [Ranked #1 out of 152 students after first semester].

—Anonymous, Widener University School of Law (DE), Class of 2015

I was able to get right into briefing cases without having to figure out if I was doing it right or not. I was able to follow along in class because my brief was set up perfectly. Almost all of the cases learned in the class were used during my first semester and it was just a refresher to read them again instead of having to learn them for the first time. Coming into finals week I was more prepared then most other students and I knew exactly what I had to do. [Ranked 20 out of 138.]

—Anonymous, Widener University School of Law (PA), Class of 2012

Having just finished my first semester at William & Mary School of Law, the only thing that I can think to say is THANK YOU!!! I just received my grades and was completely shocked (and thrilled) to see a GPA of 3.93 with 3 As and 1 A-! I took your Law Preview course last summer in Los Angeles and all of the basics that you emphasized were tremendously helpful . . . thanks for all of your help in preparing for my first semester of law school.

—Jen K., William & Mary Law School, Class of 2005

Because I wasn't a government major as an undergraduate, and didn't take any of the traditional 'pre-law' type classes I was a little intimidated about the first year of law school. Law Preview helped to ease my tension and helped me to feel confident going in, as I had been introduced to all the major topics we would address and had some foundational knowledge to build on. I think the best things Law Preview can give an incoming 1L are confidence and a foundation of knowledge on which to build a successful first year.

—Andrew E., William & Mary Law School, Class of 2010

It was nice to have some of the fundamental cases under my belt for each class. The rigor of the class also helped prepare me for the workload I faced when I arrived at law school.

—Anonymous, William & Mary Law School, Class of 2013

Law Preview not only helped demystify the law school experience, but it provided me with the practical skills necessary to achieve; skills such as conducting legal research, briefing cases, preparing outlines, and studying for exams. Although these are skills that every law school seeks to instill in their first-year students, Law Preview gave me a head start that allowed me to focus on my understanding of the substantive law when many of my peers were still struggling to develop their daily habits trough trial and error. Simply put, Law preview provides an excellent return on one's investment, especially for those students serious about distinguishing themselves from the pack.

—Paul W., William & Mary Law School, Class of 2014

I'm very happy I did Law Preview, it was great advice and I felt like it was worth it. I used a lot of the advice and ended up in the top 10%. [Ranked #20 out of 219 students after the 1L year.]

—Dustin D., William & Mary Law School, Class of 2014

Well your system worked. My first grades are a 3.8. While there is no class rank, they award a CALI award in each doctrinal class -- it represents the best exam for the class in that subject out of 352 students -- and I won that in Torts. What a great program!

—John C., William Mitchell College of Law, Class of 2006

Law Preview gave me a great preview of what to expect in law school. But more importantly, it gave me a plan. One thing I've noticed out of the top students in my class is that we all seem to have a plan of studying, breifing, outlining, etc. Law preview gave me that plan and told me what I needed to do if I wanted to succeed in law school. I had a hard time believing that it would take almost 12 hours a day, 7 days a week...but I really did spend that much time. If I did not take the Law Preview course, I would have started law school not knowing how to brief a case and not knowing how to formulate an exam answer. Bottom line...there is no way that I would be in the top 10% of my class if I hadn't taken Law Preview.

—Kristopher L., William Mitchell College of Law, Class of 2008

It helped me develop the reading and case-briefing skills that I needed before the rest of the people at my school. It is true that one should brief every single case. It really put me ahead of others in my class who had no idea of how to brief a case and how to read efficiently.

—Taylor T., William Mitchell College of Law, Class of 2009

Law Preview gave me the ultimate 'heads up' that I needed for law school. Don and all of the distinguished Professors tell you what nobody else will. During orientation and for several weeks after the semester began, it seemed everyone was running around without much of a clue of what was going on. Because of Law Preview, I already knew what I needed to do in order to focus solely on the important aspects of my courses. Law Preview pays off through every aspect of the first semester, and even beyond. I had my outlines complete by the time others were just learning how to get the most out of briefing a case. A small number of the students in my section even began to withdraw from classes during this time. Law Preview emphasizes methods that will help you stick through attrition. After the exams, many of the students were very worried about the grades they received. This was clearly the first time the others encountered receiving what they considered such low grades. Law Preview discusses this, so I was already prepared. . . . Law Preview clearly gives you the tools needed to cut through the confusion. They get down to brass tacks by clearly illustrating what we did and did not need to worry about.

—Daniel S., William Mitchell College of Law, Class of 2012

I know that the skills Law Preview taught me made my first semester of law school successful and manageable. As you are well aware, law school is a unique and stressful environment, a mystery to those who have not experienced it. Law Preview demystified it for me. As a result, I knew how much time I should spend studying and when, what I should focus on, and how I should balance my classwork with other obligations. I did not have to waste precious hours acquiring this knowledge by trial and error. Additionally, Law Preview's engaging professors introduced me to the substantive material I would encounter in my courses and made me excited about what I would learn in law school. Through its courses Law Preview gives incoming law students the tools they need to succeed in their first year and beyond.

—Frances K., William Mitchell College of Law, Class of 2013

The combination of the overviews from law professors preeminent in their fields and honest, practical insights into surviving the first year from recent, successful law school graduates cannot be beaten! . . . I would recommend this program to anyone beginning preparations for law school. When the first semester is underway and you have an immediate grasp of the case method, depth of understanding of your course material, and are effectively managing your time (and your life as a 1L), you'll be glad you took Law Preview. I'm glad I did.

—Jason O., Yale Law School, Class of 2003

I was out of school for several years before returning to law school. Law Preview helped me get back into the student mindset and helped prepare me for what to expect in the law school classroom.

—Anonymous, Yale Law School, Class of 2012

Law Preview was worth every penny. The lectures get you thinking about the important concepts, expose you to new terminology, and cover some of the cases you are likely to see in your 1L courses. It gave me a lot of confidence to have all this knowledge before classes even began.

—Anonymous, Yale Law School, Class of 2011

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