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23 legal TikToks to make your day

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From Donoghue v Stevenson to City law firm perks — Legal Cheek has covered it all

Whether you’re spending these social distancing days getting through training contract applications or shamelessly binging day-time repeats of Judge Rinder — law students are working hard to banish their lockdown blues.

To those feeling stuck in lockdown limbo, here are 23 cheeky TikToks to help make your day.

1. The stages of law school

Which stage did you reach?

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The stages of law school ##lawschool ##lawstudent ##lawyer ##law ##fyp ##foryou ##foryourpage ##lawfirm

♬ Because I’m Happy – Stay By Me

2. Entering a fancy law firm for the first time

Never taking the stairs again.

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..then back to work 😒 ##fyp ##foryoupage ##law ##lawyer ##lawyerlife ##lawfirm ##office ##london ##city ##elevator ##lift ##lockdown ##citylockdown ##covid19

♬ Glamorous – Union Of Sound

3. Law students at networking events

Did someone say ‘complimentary wine’?

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When law students hear “complimentary wine”

♬ Genie In a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

4. When a law firm partner asks: ‘Why do you want to be a lawyer?’

*violently chokes on shrimp canapés*

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*chokes on shrimp canapés* 🦐 ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##law ##lawyer ##lawstudent ##networking ##lawfirm ##meme

♬ original sound – stellifymedia

5. When the application asks if you speak another language

“Thanks to my weekend skiing trip in the Alps and my good ol’ GCSE, I’m basically fluent in French.”

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Law students exaggerating their language skills: “I’m fluent in French, I went to Paris for a weekend once”. ##fyp ##weee ##foryoupage ##lawstudent

♬ WEEEE – rosebiud

6. When RON (Re-Open Nominations) beats you in the law society elections

“What’s RON got that I don’t have?!”

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What’s RON (Re-Open Nominations) got that I don’t have?! ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##lawstudent ##law ##lawyer ##greenscreen ##greenscreenvideo

♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion

7. After 15 years of trying to get a training contract

“15 years, 24 paralegal jobs, 32 vac schemes, 75 assessment centres, 245 interviews and 1,386 applications later — but who’s counting?”

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15 years, 24 paralegal jobs, 32 vac schemes, 75 assessment centres, 245 interviews and 1,386 applications later… ##trainingcontract ##law ##lawstudent

♬ GIVEUP – Lonnie Park Ricky Kej

8. Flashback to 9am law lectures

Before enrolling at the University of Zoom.

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Better late than never 😬 ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##lawyer ##lawstudent ##law ##run ##flashback ##lecture ##london ##lawschool

♬ Run – AWOLNATION

9. When the law school keeps contacting you during lockdown

“You should really try and forget about me, honey.”

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LAW SCHOOL LEAVE ME ALONE – I’M TRYING TO ENJOY LOCKDOWN ##fyp ##foryouchallenge ##lawschool ##law ##lawstudent ##lawstudentsbelike

♬ your obsessed with me – gemmacoliins

10. Drinking ginger beer after Donoghue v Stevenson

“Will I ever trust a ginger bevvy again?”

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She found WHAT in her drink?! 🤢🤢🤢🤢 ##lawstudent ##lawyer ##lawadvice ##student ##foryou ##fyp

♬ original sound – legalcheek

11. How City lawyers can spend their lunch

And b-r-e-a-t-h-e.

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Don’t rush your lunch! 🧘🏼‍♀️ ##dontrushchallenge ##dontrush ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##london ##lawyer ##lawstudent ##lawfirm ##law

♬ Don’t Rush – Young T & Bugsey feat. Headie One

12. Legal life after COVID-19

Working hard or hardly working?

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Working hard or hardly working? 😷 ##lawyer ##lawyerlife ##law ##lawstudent ##lawmedia ##coronavirus ##workingfromhome ##fyp ##foryou ##coronatime

♬ Work from Home – Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign

13. Trying to find fast WiFi under lockdown

“Send help!”

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SEND HELP 😩💻 ##foryou ##fyp ##coronavirus ##workingfromhome ##workfromhome ##lawstudent ##lawyerlife ##lawyer ##law ##lawstruggles

♬ Circle of Life (From “The Lion King”) – The West End Orchestra and Singers

14. How to motivate yourself to study

… and graduate with a 2:1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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How I’m trying to motivate myself to study mid-lockdown.. On the plus side, MAOAMs make great book tags! 👩🏻‍💻💤📚 ##fyp ##eatsleeplaw ##coronavirus 🦠

♬ Let’s Get It On (1980) – Marvin Gaye

15. The best legal movies to watch during lockdown

Does this count as revision?

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Movie marathon anyone? 🎬 ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##workingfromhome ##law ##lawyer ##lawstudent ##favoritemovies ##films ##movie ##moviechallenge

♬ Chinese New Year – SALES

16. Heading to my spring vac scheme like…

The sofa will soothe my pain.

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When your vac schemes get cancelled due to Coronavirus ☹️🦠 ##vacationscheme ##lawyer ##coronavirus ##lawstudents ##lawschool ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage

♬ original sound – legalcheek

17. The lawyer dream

From desk jockey to boardroom don making fat stacks.

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🍾 THE LAWYER DREAM 🍾 ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##lawyer ##London ##insidetheirheadchallenge ##lawstudentsbelike ##law ##poppin

♬ Inside Their Head – TT remix

18. When a partner at your law firm invites you to play golf

“Google, how do I play golf?”

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‘Google, how do you play golf?’ ⛳ ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##toosieslide ##toosiechallenge ##drake ##rightfootleftfoot ##lawyer

♬ Toosie Slide – Drake

19. The perks of working in City law

The sky-high sunset views of London slaps hard.

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When will this lockdown end? 😭 ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##lawyer ##lawfirm ##law ##london ##citylockdown ##office ##covid19

♬ The Box – Roddy Ricch

20. A love letter to my standing desk

Beats working off the kitchen table.

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Working from home got me missing my standing desk 😩😭 ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##laywer ##law ##lawstudent ##lawfirm ##workingfromhome ##fliptheswitch

♬ Nonstop – Drake

21. Commuting before coronavirus lockdown

Sanitise yo’self!

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Sanitise yo self! ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##law ##tiktoklondon ##london ##coronavirus ##coronatime ##tube ##law ##lawyer ##tiktoklawyer

♬ U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

22. How to spend your weekends under lockdown

Couple of cans with my homeboy Lord Denning.

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And relax ##goodfriday ##lockdown ##law

♬ I Fought the Law – The Clash

23. Me after the lockdown ends

TW: This one includes dancing.

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Another week of London lockdown 😩 ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##lawstudent ##lawyer ##lawyerlife ##law ##boredathome ##workingfromhome ##coronatime

♬ duet me pls im lonely – xoxosamko

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18 Comments

Commercial barrister (6 years call)

What the hell is a TikTok?

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David

Tik Tok is by far the fastest growing social media platform and was the most downloaded app on the iOS app store in both 2018 and 2019. I’d expect a commercial barrister to be a little bit more up to speed with developments in such a large and important market.

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reader

Adam, please, this is embarrassing to read.

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Anonymous

You’re embarrassing why you commenting if you don’t like it

(0)(10)

reader

You aren’t very clever are you?

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Anonymous

More clever than u pal how many gcses you got none i bet

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reader

Poor attempt.

Original KK fan

Who is the new KK in some of these?

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Anon

Day 8 of Adam’s court ordered ban on watching Eve C’s vlogs was a tough one. He managed to distract himself by googling “what is the biggest social media phenomenon” and lazily clicking the first thing that came up. He had heard of Tik Tok but producing an article would be hard. He had to do it though to bury the sadness he felt at loosing the love of his life.

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LC comment grader

6/10

Adam is clearly in half of those. Could have had a better build up to the punchline.

This article is basically like if LC let Eve write about her own videos.

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Anon

Kids. This is what happens if you don’t take your training contract applications seriously. You’ll end up writing content like this. Work hard, keep on top of your responsibilities.

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Old Codger

Savage, going straight in the jugular, well done my boy.

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LC comment grader

7.5/10

You needed to work in that the 2005 copy of Blackstones in #7 is clearly Alex’s copy from when he did the BVC to get additional points.

#7 is autobiographical

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ZONE 1

That’s it all, we’ve done it, we’ve reached absolute rock bottom. Great job LC.

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Concerned of the LC Comments Section

Where is Kirkland NQ, been furloughed?

I want to read about crushing PE deals over Zoom from the Chelsea townhouse, having entered lockdown post-soiree with several models, who now have to clean the Lambo to earn their keep.

Champagne stocks must be running low by now, is the concierge service still running in these times?

These are the big questions of our time.

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Lol

Kirkland NQ was actually a former City trainee, now banished and long forgotten as an obscure qualified lawyer. Rumours have it his pay was cut last month, and now he’s facing redundancy.

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Kirkland NQ

We ‘landers aren’t worried about furloughing. Even one of us going on furlough would bankrupt the UK economy within a day.

Getting my daily delivery from of vintage Krug choppered in every day along with my food delivery from Harrods so plenty of fuel for the smashing of PE deals which continues unabated.

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Anonymous

Just when I thought humanity couldn’t fall any lower after seeing what transpired in the US.

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