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Kate Torgovnick
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Law Students Get Jiggy Wit It.
1 Comment | posted March 28th, 2007 at 07:02 am by Kate Torgovnick

Law students aren’t exactly known for being, well, fun. But tonight through Friday, the kids at NYU Law School are throwing their annual Law Revue, which is a hybrid of sketchy comedy and musical numbers put on by law students who love theater. A sample bit: “Bill It,” a send up of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” video where a gang of partners dance-off with a gang of associates. Expect lots of lawyerly jokes about things you don’t exactly get and professors you’ve never had. The students think of it as a last hurrah before exams.


The Law Revue actually comes from a pretty long tradition. No one seems to know exactly when NYU’s Law Revue began on, but I do know that this year, a 1960 graduate requested to sing during intermission. And lots of other schools seem to have them as well, from Harvard to the University of Wisconsin. I also hear through the grapevine that some business and medical schools do this, too.

Anyway, if you have a friend in law school or just want to check it out, it’s happening March 28 through the 31st at 8pm, at 40 Washington Square South. If you go, you can see my awesome friend Melanie, who last year played Dorothy in “The Wizard of Lawz.” —Kate

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  1. This is hilarious.

    March 28th, 2007 | 7:55 pm

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