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Video: Students wow Lady Hale with BPTC rap to Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’

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The deputy Supreme Court president said she ‘enjoyed’ it

Two students had their Cumberland Lodge audience in stitches this weekend with a rap about the trials and tribulations of studying the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

The aspiring barristers performed the rap, a rendition of Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, at a Gray’s Inn qualifying session on Saturday night (video in full below).

Caught on camera, singer and aspiring barrister Will Bebb can be heard chanting: “Life for me is an application, from pupillage, tenancy then maybe QC, but who am I kidding? Nobody even wants me”.

The Birmingham University LLB graduate and Cardiff University BPTC student later tells his chuckling audience: “Now tell me why are we, so blind to see? We should have just done, the LPC!”. His friend and fellow BPTC-er Joe Morgan can be seen playing the guitar.

It’s a brave move getting on stage and rapping in front of a room full of people, made braver still by the fact deputy Supreme Court president Lady Hale was sat in the audience. As treasurer of Gray’s Inn, the sole female justice tries to attend all of its qualifying events. We have word from the Supreme Court that Hale watched the rap, and said she “enjoyed” it.

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