The law students behind the viral parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines have made a new video that pokes fun at their fellow legal hopefuls’ obsession with photo messaging app Snapchat…
The video (see below), which is inspired by Akon ‘s chart topping hit ‘Smack That’, features the catchy chorus: “Snapchat, A selfie whore, Snapchat, Look I do law, Ooh ooh oohhhh…”
Its creators are students at the University of Auckland, whose law library and lecture theatres make up the backdrop for the filming. At one point, law faculty dean and former fellow of Oxford’s Brasenose College Dr Andrew Stockley even makes an appearance.
For those who are unfamiliar with Snapchat, the basic idea is that people send images to each other via their phones, with recipients only able to view them for up to ten seconds, after which they’re deleted from the receiving device and Snapchat’s servers*.
While law students have taken easily to the medium, lawyers appear to be struggling…
Snapchat, very confusing… even a lawyer doesn't know how to use it
— Ortona (@joeortona) October 14, 2013
*Last week Snapchat, which is thought to be worth £500m, sullied its cool start-up image when it admitted to handing over images not yet seen by its users to American law enforcement agencies.