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Written by Albert Tawil, Staff Writer
After watching this year’s NYU Law Revue parody video, Jonathan Berg ‘18 was confused – he did not recognize the song. After some research and reading the Above The Law article, he learned that it was a spoof of a musical called Hamilton.
I wonder if Hamilton paid them to make it.
“I’ve been hearing students talk about how excited they are about Hamilton. I figured they were talking about NYU’s new president,” said Berg, referring to New York University President Andy Hamilton.
Berg decided to go see the real thing on Broadway, crediting NYU Law Revue as his inspiration.
“There are probably countless people like me who will go see the play now because of NYU’s video. I wonder if Hamilton paid them to make it,” mused Berg. He was surprised to learn that tickets are sold out until October 2023.
The video also inspired Berg to try and join Law Revue.
“I’m gonna try extra hard during the Writing Competition,” said the confused 1L, noting that his grades may not cut it. He said that he now finally understands why being on Law Revue is so prestigious.
Typical Canadian bluster.
Dean Trevor “Effin” Morrison, who has already announced a nationwide speaking tour for this summer, has catapulted to D-list fame after the video was featured on legal affairs blog Above The Law.
“Eff-Mo is acting as if he’s next in line if Garland doesn’t work out,” said one political commentator. “Typical Canadian bluster.”
Even the Supreme Court itself issued a response to the viral phenomenon.
“Was that supposed to be me?” asked Justice Ginsburg in an official statement.
Shaking his head methodically, Justice Alito was seen mouthing the words, “Not true,” in response to Ginsburg’s inquiry.
While warmly received by some, sources said the video sparked jealousy among the upper levels of NYU Law’s leadership.
“I thought the video was OK. I think it would have been funnier if it was about a diverse guy who replaced a yoga teacher and made the Law School great again,” said one NYU Law dean, who asked to remain anonymous.
“If any of my colleagues have a problem with the video, I would be more than happy to discuss it with them,” said Morrison, “… in New Jersey.”
“Everything’s legal in New Jersey,” he added.