The Ultimate Law Student Playlist
2012-10-25 12:55 PMStudent Life
We asked music blogger and law student Hannah Evans to compile her ultimate law student playlist, counting down the tracks that she feels defines a law student’s experiences. Do you agree with her choices? Does Linkin Park’s ‘Numb’ encapsulate Tort Law? What tunes would you include on your ultimate law playlist?
“The minor key is suitably ominous.”
A quick flick through an aspiring lawyer’s music library may reveal more about them than first meets the eye. From emotive guitar shredding to cheesy pop, the songs they listen to expose the inevitable ups and downs of the journey to qualification.
As the naïve first-year lawyer takes their seat in the first lecture of their academic career, the realisation dawns that things will never be quite the same again. The minor key is suitably ominous.
Learning the ins and outs of negligence and personal injury numbs the pliable young lawyer’s mind as they lose sight of “right” and “wrong”. The cognitive void is filled with guitar riffs and the voice of Chester Bennington.
The young lawyer begins to understand precisely why the police would give Roxanne such advice.
“I wake up just to go back to sleep” takes on a new meaning for the law student, the hours quickly escaping them as the examination period draws ever closer. A “heavy bass line” is preferable at this stage. It’s their "kind of silence" to be favoured over that of the library or exams hall.
The weary graduate commits themself to yet more studying and wonders what they’ve done for the past few years of their life to lead them to this. As their “soul slides away”, they may take to playing Pachebel’s Canon in D, which shares the same chord sequence, as a cry for help.
The graduate strives for acceptance by members of the legal profession and searches for their identity at numerous chambers whilst trying on wigs and gowns for size.
The pressure to stand out in a crowd has never been greater, as each person competes to impress law firms. Won’t the real trainee solicitor please stand up?
Written by Hannah Evans
You can check out Hannah’s music blog L1sten UP here: l1stenup.tumblr.com
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