Book Talk Series featuring Paul Bennett

Please join the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library for a Book Talk featuring Paul Bennett, Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of Clinics, in conversation with Sylvia Lett, Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law. They will be discussing A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer which Prof. Bennett co-authored with the late Prof. Kenney Hegland, Professor of Law, Emeritus. A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer is a friendly and helpful companion for clinical students and new lawyers as they venture forth. The book is a concise and entertaining tour of some basic lawyering skills for law students and new lawyers. The authors – two experienced law professors – use humor and apt quotes to introduce (or refresh) readers in many of the basic competencies that lawyers need to acquire. This short guide offers insights into interviewing, counselling, legal writing, trial preparation, trial skills and other stuff with some “Advice for All Seasons” – all designed to help young lawyers approach the many challenges and rewards of being a lawyer. This simultaneous in-person and zoom event will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 12:05 – 1:00 pm in Law Library Room 135. Post-event takeaway lunch will be provided for those in Room 135 (max. capacity 24) Please contact Barbie Mntoya ( for further information.


September 28, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm


LAW 135