Book Description: A law professor, from Yale no less, once wrote: There are two things wrong with almost all legal writing. One is style. The other is content. That, I think, covers the ground. Readers like a dash of pepper or a dash of salt along with their information. They won t get any seasoning if lawyers can help it. Lawyers would rather be dignified and ignored. He would have loved this book. It is written to help law students, new lawyers, and old dogs (those still willing to learn new tricks) to be better lawyers, indeed to be happier lawyers. It has a dash of pepper, a dash of salt, and a lot of bad jokes. In 117 pages, it covers most everything they may have missed in law school, from telling stories, solving problems, interviewing clients, negotiating cases, to legal writing, trying lawsuits, and living greatly in the law. Professors Hegland and Bennett will not be ignored. Professor Hegland is one of the nation s best legal writers, known for his clarity, his humor, and, on good days, his insights. His Study and Practice of Law is a law school staple. He does not sky dive. Professor Bennett has spent his career teaching trial advocacy and, as a clinician, turning successful law students into successful lawyers. He bowls. If they haven t bought it already, the book makes for a wonderful gift to lawyers in your life. They will read it, be better and happier; it s short, funny, informative, and even, at places, dignified.