This judge sang backup for Puff Daddy and Mary J. Blige to pay for law school

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Many law students work part-time to pay for school, but Judge Lauren Lake may have had the best side job ever.  The Paternity Court star took care of her tuition as a backup singer for a number of musicians, including New Jersey’s own Puff Daddy and Mary J. Blige.

As if juggling law school and a music career wasn’t impressive enough, the Detroit native has continued to multitask throughout her entire career.

Her main job these days is presiding over Paternity Court, a nationally-syndicated half hour show in the vein of The People’s Court (but with DNA results!). The University of Michigan graduate got her law degree at Wayne State and is a member of the bar in three states, including New Jersey. According to the New York Post, Lauren will sing the national anthem at this week’s Mets-Braves game in Atlanta. She’s also releasing a single called “Limitless” this fall, designs her own necklaces and even had an interior design show on HGTV called Spice Up My Kitchen for six seasons.

This woman can do it all!