Folks thinking of going on the teaching market this year may be interested in taking a look at David Perlmutter's new book, Promotion and Tenure Confidential. It may also be of interest to those on the tenure track.
While this book is not specifically geared towards law professors, many of the insights apply to those thinking of embarking on a law teaching career and those who have recently embarked on such careers.
One of the nice things about the book is that it's very up-to-date and has lots of great information about the impact of social networking (blogging, Facebook etc) on promotion and tenure prospects. It also gives good advice on things like learning to write letters of recommendation for students and dealing with faculty politics generally.
There are also some good suggestions about time management in terms of balancing teaching, scholarship and service. And some very good thoughts about dealing with students outside the classroom.
One interesting insight about teaching involved the importance of giving feedback to students during the semester if possible - which is of course difficult (or impossible) to the extent any course/professor is locked into an end of semester or end of year examination. Two interesting suggestions Perlmutter makes on feedback (see pages 155-156) are: (a) have students complete their assessment before the end of the semester and require them to talk to you about their papers as the true "exit assignment" for the course; and, (b) ask students to critique their own work as an aspect of their assessment. There are also useful insights on managing office hours and on dealing with the work/life balance. It's a quick read (187 pages), and certainly worth a look.