January 04, 2005
Legal Lyrics
Posted by Christine Hurt

Legal Lyrics

As I was traveling, I noticed several posts in the blogosphere about law-related parodies -- see Begging the Question here and here. I actually come from a long line of law-related parody-making. My Property prof, Cindy Estlund, sang to us, and now I sing to my students. I sing one of her parodies (to the tune of "The Boxer" -- "Oh, I am just a first-year, and my story's seldom told. . . .") and my own. My husband also used to regale us at Baker Botts with his guitar "pickin' and grinnin'." He had a great song called "Billin' Time" to the tune of Clint Black's "Killin' Time."

Here is my offering to the blogosphere -- a parody I created when I taught legal writing that I sing to my first-year Torts students now on the day they turn in their final memo problems: "Memorandaville," to the tune of "Margaritaville."

Workin? on CREAC
Keep getting off track
I can?t synthesize all of these rules
I?ve got a conclusion
But now it needs provin?
WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, I USED TO BE COOL

Wastin? away again in Memorandaville
Searching for my lost train of thought
Some people claim that LRW?s to blame
But I know ? it?s nobody?s fault

I know it sounds cheesy,
But the issues were easy!
But writing it down is like pulling teeth.
My memo is half done
It?s like I?m frozen
WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, MY TEACHERS LOVED ME!!!

Wastin? away again in Memorandaville
Searching for my lost train of thought
Some people claim that LRW?s to blame
Now I think ? Heck, it could be my fault.

It?s after midnight
Forgot the TWEN site
I?ll take a break and hop back online
My memo is half done
My laptop is frozen
WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, MY WRITING WORKED FINE!!!

Wastin? away again in Memorandaville
Searching for my lost train of thought
Some people claim that LRW?s to blame
But I know ? It?s my own danged fault.

Some people claim that LRW?s to blame
But I know ? It?s my own danged fault.

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