tamereth wrote:Going to just post all the professors, since maybe other 1Ls will want to know about the other professors.
Civ Pro: Buss/Hubbard
Crim Law: Masur/Harcourt
I had Buss for civ pro 1. She is extremely intelligent but also very caring and helpful. She has a reputation as being just about the nicest and most empathetic 1L professor, and considering that most professors here are nice that should tell you something. For us she gave a word-limited take-home exam; not sure if she is going to do that again, but either way know the rules very well and look at her old exams. In some other classes older exams were not very useful to me, but hers were very valuable because some of the same issues came up across several exams and I think she sticks to a similar format from year to year which could help with timing practice.
I had Hubbard for civ pro 2. Brilliant guy, and a pretty new (and great) professor. Econ background (PhD from uchicago) and former litigator, so in our class he was very interested in quizzing people on what the strategies might be behind the actions of the lawyers in the cases. He has high expectations when you're on-call, and while he's not mean he will call you out if your answers are bad. Also, he asked questions about the notes cases more than any of my other professors, so while you don't have to go look them up on lexis and become an expert on them, make sure to carefully read the notes sections to see what they say.
Masur for crim: He's great. He seemed to really like posing lots of hypos in our class. He'd put someone on call for a while and ask lots of good line-drawing questions (e.g. "In this case it was considered reckless to do X. What if he'd done Y? What if Z fact had been different? etc.), so make sure to pay good attention because he liked to switch is up and bring in other people to add to that conversation. High-energy in class.