Ok, if you want more tips on professors -- here are my thoughts on the first year profs I had.
Civ Pro (fall) Rossi -- great teacher, terrified me at first but loved him eventually. DONT miss class. Everything he says write down. When you get to the test its simply a matter of transferring what you wrote down. He doesn't like you to ramble about issues that ARENT actually there. I missed 2 days of class and seriously those two days were really important I realized later. He has great stories too. And whoever gets called on the first day-- don't feel too bad-- no one knows what is going on.
Civ Pro (spring) Clermont -- Ehh. He's funny though and adds random useless trivia to every class. Don't put too much time and energy into studying -- the test is a total crapshoot. Do read the stories-- like someone else said a ridiculous proportion of questions was from that book. Tricky ones too.
Torts- Heise -- He says "if you will" A LOT. He goes over issues to a fault sometimes I think because some ppl just aren't getting basic concepts. At some point I think you need to cut ppl off. He doesnt care about class participation or attendance for your grade. I skipped 5 times and it didn't affect my grade. Don't push it though. For his test-- put anything and everything you can think of that you can make work at all in. And write thesis paragraphs for each question even if you are just repeating other stuff that's woven into your argument. He likes those.
Con Law - Johnson -- loved her, loved the class, and spent every day in mortal terror of being called on a second time (I got called on 3rd day). Her tests are hard, but she kind of guides you into what she wants throughout the semester. Don't be afraid to speak up even if you have a differing view point. She likes that. I dont think class participation really affects your grade, but she is remarkably observant and will notice if you miss too much or if you are playing games and not paying attention.
Property - Alexander -- I dont think he is teaching this again so it may not be helpful. Participate in class as much as possible he likes that. He is really good and entertaining, but his schtick can get old. He spends too much time on future interests and rushes you through several other topics so be prepared for that.
Crim Law - Garvey-- loved him and the class. (this isn't till spring for y'all so you may not remember but oh well) Didnt do as well in the class as I would have liked. For the test, its closed book but you have the MPC in front of you. Memorize the MPC (model penal code) even though you will have it in front of you. Generally, 2 of his essays are MPC and 1 is common law. You will not have time to decipher the MPC on the test. Just know it as well as if you didnt get to have a copy in front of you. This is the mistake I made-- I didnt know it enough.
Contracts (fall) -- Hillman -- LOVED Hillman. I found him hilarious including the fact he repeats jokes from his hornbook. He isn't scary when he calls on you but DO NOT say that you are unprepared if you havent already told him. Either be prepared or tell him before class that you aren't. Worst day ever when that happened to someone. He also seesm to disproportionately call on ppl (some none, some 4 times etc.) He teaches the rule, applies it to the fact pattern and moves on. I didnt find it difficult, but his test has a lot of MC which seem kind of subjective as if you need to think like him. That was kinda tough. If you get to class a couple minutes early you can see him looking at his seating chart to see what part of the room and who he is gonna be calling on.
Contracts (spring) Hoffman- he was a visiting prof, so I wont go into detail. LOVED the class though.