As a law student, I have been the recipient of a lot of advice. Read cases in the original, don't cram, study, study, study.
For most professors, nothing beats their method of writing their own digests down. There is something about doing it in your own handwriting that helps stick the case into your mind.
It doesn't stop there. As a lawyer, or as an employee, you must know how to use a typewriter. When the electricity is out and you need to submit a pleading or a report tomorrow, you will still be able to churn out that paper in time.