Vlogging future magic circle trainee parodies Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ music video

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University of Bristol law grad Eve Cornwell’s clip has already racked up 47,000 views

Eve Cornwell

Youtube star and future magic circle trainee Eve Cornwell has dropped her own law school inspired rendition of Ariana Grande’s smash hit thank u, next.

While Grande’s anthem is a bittersweet ode to her former flames, University of Bristol law grad Cornwell’s effort charts her tempestuous relationship with law school. The short YouTube clip, ‘thank u, next: LAW STUDENT EDITION’ (embedded below), was uploaded to the video giant’s website on Monday afternoon and has already garnered a staggering 47,000 views.

In the video, viewers watch future Linklaters trainee Cornwell contemplate studying politics or history whilst filling out her ‘burn book’ before settling on law. There are other humorous skits: shredding of law notes, bopping along to the upbeat soundtrack in a graduation cap, and of course, the iconic Legally Blonde ‘bend and snap’ (which Grande pays homage to in the original video) in a Bristol Uni tee while sipping a cocktail.

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The video also sees the star mash-up the lyrics to Grande’s popular song and add a legal twist:

“Spend more time with my books,
I ain’t worried ’bout everything,
plus I’m way less intelligent than I thought I was,
we haven’t had a 2:1 in weeks,
I know they say I’ma cram everything,
this ain’t gon last,
because her name is law,
and I’m so good with that?”

So who is Cornwell? The vlogging sensation has an incredibly popular channel on YouTube boasting almost 80,000 subscribers and a total of 3.2 million views.

Cornwell graduated from Bristol Uni earlier this year and is about to embark on the Legal Practice Course (LPC). Her page is filled with videos documenting her daily routine, latest fashion finds, travels abroad and of course, her life in law. She is due to start her training contract at Linklaters next September.

You can follow Cornwell’s exploits via her YouTube channel, as well as her Instagram and Twitter pages.

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It’s funny that Greenberg Glusker LLP trainees, top, top and towering though they may be, never feel the need to do anything like this…



Trying too hard.

B minus.



I cant be the only one who finds this a bit cringe. Explains why im not at the magic circle though. Not sure you would want to be with Zoella for a managing partner.


LL associate

No one at Linklaters is like this either.


Links trainee

She’ll have a hard time at Links, mark my words


LL associate

I genuinely don’t know what she will do when she gets here. What will she make videos about? Not getting her first seat choice or having her weekends cancelled for a demanding client? She won’t be able to talk about the work without breaching confidentiality. There’s supposed to be at least some sort of dignity to being a solicitor that doesn’t go with making videos like this. Maybe she could teach the media team how to make engaging training videos – judging on recent output they could use the help.



The kid has got talent. Hope it’s not wasted being a lawyer.



This is the reality of BD nowadays. Firms hire trainees who have tens of thousands of followers online to get free PR.


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