This is one of the best, little-known tips to getting an advantage in law school that I’ve seen: Listen to lectures for all your classes this summer, and when you enter class this fall, you will already have a general understanding of major concepts, terms, and policies. You can listen to these tapes and CDs while you are exercising, driving in the car, or other convenient times. Then when you start class, you already have an overview of the subject, and you can focus on the finer details of the law, while most other students are trying to understand the general concepts.
The Sum & Substance series by West Publishing is one of the best. (The Law School Legends Series is also good.) It is an excellent overview of subjects with examples and explanations that make listening easy and enjoyable. You can buy these first year subjects and other subjects at Amazon:
Sum & Substance audio CD and tape series: