I got my schedule of classes today! I can't wait! Matthies, can you give me any info on the following Profs?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
Hardaway is a character all right! I had him for Civ Pro fall 07. You do have to get over the fact that he uses a mircrophone in a small classroom, which is weird. I used to make the class interesting by typing all the rediculous phrases that he uses. Example: "The Supreme Court did not have to address issue X, but Justice Y just had to guild the lilly."
He uses a card system as matthies described, but it is far from random. The same people get called on all the time! He does work really hard to make sure people understand things by having an after class session every day. I did not attend any after class sessions and did well in the class, so they are not necessary but if you are not understanding things I would definetely attend.
His test was aweful...The test packet was 75 pages, with 4.5 hours to complete the exam. I would say 80% of the class was still there when I left with 5 min remaining.
He has the AAP people administer practice exams over each topic, which I thought were extremely beneficial. Even if you do not attend all the practice tests, email the AAP person and ask for the test and the answer key so you can do it on your own time. The practice tests are usually verbatim old bar exam questions, so it is great practice. Whoever gets the top score on the practice test gets a fantastic prize...a book Hardaway wrote on some infamous murder in Denver.
Just a few phrases Hardaway will likely use, and you may never find them in any supplement:
-Under Color of Law
Take good note, always be prepared for class, and study like hell for the exam!! Let me know if you have any other questions about Hardaway or 1L generally.