No, I did not have any of them, although I know several people who had Purcell for CivPro and had good things to say about him. I had Leonard for one of my orientation seminars last year - very personable and a very highly regarded expert and advocate for gay rights. Who do you have for Applied Analysis, Legal Research, and Legal Writing?
First year was hard - law school is hard, no question. It took most of the first semester to adapt to everything - the intensity, the pressure, the hours, everything. By the second semester, I felt like I had a handle on how to work smart, but there's no getting around the 12 to 16-hour days in the library studying for finals. My lowest grade in college was a B+ and I graduated Summa with a 3.95 GPA. In my first semester, I got my first C ever.. a devestating wake up call. Finished the year by grading onto Law Review, so I feel I have redeemed myself.
Good luck on Monday. I start classes on the 22nd, so I'll be getting as much sleep as possible next week.