A good playlist can turn chores into a dance party, power you through your work-out and make that 3-hour document review just about bearable. Here at the Attic, we know that in the legal profession long hours are more often the rule than the exception, so we set out to create a playlist with songs to fit just about every lawyer-ly moment to power you through to the weekend. 

Here’s a rundown of our top legal songs – make sure you give our spotify playlist a listen and add your favourite songs to your own playlists! 

For when you’re dealing with a demanding client 

“Will your lawyer talk to god?” by Kitty Wells

This relaxed old country music track brings attention to the dilemma lawyers often face, particularly in the corporate world. In Wells’ words “Man made laws to set you free on Earth, but is God satisfied? Will your lawyer talk to God for you?”

Pop this track on just before you need to advise your client for the 3rd time today.

For when you’re on your way to an important meeting 

“Greenback Boogie” by Ima Robot

This iconic track from Ima Robot notoriously known from the theme song of hit American tv show ‘Suits’. Plug this in on your way to your next big meeting to feel on top of your game. 

For the negligence lawyer

“Talk to my Lawyer” by Chuck Brodsky

No lawyer is a stranger to the complexities of negligence law, the constant concern of compensation culture and the most unlikely of cases which have developed. “Talk to my Lawyer” is a humorous satirical hit that is sure to put a smile on a negligence lawyer’s face – no matter the absurdity of the claims.  

Don’t despair, if you’ve got a witness according to Brodsky you’re set – “I’ve got a witness, to put a hand on the Bible, Jury jury hallelujah, somebody’s liable”.

For when your client is worrying about the impact of American politics on their business 

 “I’m Just a Bill” by Schoolhouse Rock

This song from the series Schoolhouse Rock is the perfect track when you’re writing up emails for that client that keeps fretting about any publication about Mr. Trump.

For when your client is refusing to settle

“Sue Me, Sue You Blues” by George Harrison

This classic by George Harrison will be sure to get you through that lengthy case file review with that client that has caught the “sue me sue you blues”.

For when you’ve scored that 3rd date

“Lawyers in Love” by Jackson Browne 

Contrary to popular opinion, lawyers do have lives outside of work – sometimes… For those exceptional times when you can leave the office in time for dinner, play this track to set the right mood.

For when your case didn’t go as planned

“I fought the law” by The Clash

This all time hit is the perfect song to pick yourself up out of that post-case slump. 

For when that client that’s always in trouble calls you at 5:25pm on Friday

“Lawyers, Guns and Money” by Warren Zevon

Some clients never seem to give you a break – pop this tune on to power you through those all hands on deck Friday night emergencies.

For the Trainee still at Law School

“Law School” by Chocolate Ghost House

This light-hearted parody of Maroon 5s Payphone is the perfect song for trainees whose hours are never-ending and still need to pass those exams at the end of their 40-hour weeks.

For when you’ve got that Friday commute home buzz

“Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley

Last not but least is this iconic hit by no other than the King of rock’n roll. This classic song is the perfect tune to get you ready for the weekend and let go of any pent up stress built up over the week!

 

 

About the author


Rebecca Martin Akroyd

Rebecca is a final year student studying Law and Psychology at University College London. As an aspiring solicitor, she hopes to secure a training contract after graduation. Growing up in Switzerland with Brazilian and English heritage she speaks 4 languages and is interested in the role law and psychology play in the future of international development.

 

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