Those of you entering 1L are hearing or about to hear much ado about case briefs. Everyone has an opinion on them, whether they're worth doing, what should be in them, etc., but the decision on case briefs will come down to you.
For me, I found doing a few for each class during the first couple weeks of law school was helpful for getting a feel for what the important parts of cases are. After that, in my humble opinion, they're a waste of time. Once you learn how to read a case to pick out facts, issue, holding, and rationale, you're good to go, but for more information on case briefs, see the following: