STAY AWAY. He is a pompous lawyer who thinks he's above his students. He's intimidating to speak with and when you do approach him he makes you feel stupid. He told us he isn't even a certified teacher, he was just hired because he's a lawyer. You would have to pay me to take his boring class again- I dreaded coming to this stupid summer class. With all the talented part-timers being laid off from the Political Science department, I'll shocked and disturbed if he is ever asked to return to UCLA. He stutters a lot and repeats the same sentences over and over again. If you come to UCLA to seek a meaningful relationship with your professor and actual enjoy the learning process, look elsewhere.
Hennig is only a summer professor now because he is a full-time practicing attorney. He made the material of Anglo-American Common Law more bearable and relevant than it seems at first. Even though he emphasized how short summer session is and how much there is to cover, I felt like he just repeated himself over and over... but it's necessary with this subject matter. The midterm was a take-home assignment of 4 related questions and the final was the same format, but in class (open-note/open-book). The more your pay attention and jot down notes in class, the less you'll worry about the exams. Sometimes the topics sounded completely foreign or confusing to me, but he speaks slowly so you can actually write or type his words verbatim and decipher them later (or just reword them for the exams). The grading is fair--just be sure to at least skim all the required reading so you can answers the questions in more detail and not run out of things to write. Good professor overall, very available, open for discussion. Dry subject matter... just bear it if you must take this class!