This has turned into one of my favorite posts of the year. We’re calling for all creative law students. We’re calling for all law students who can carry a tune or time a joke to send forth the very best law revue videos to be judged — harshly — by the Above the Law audience.
The creative team behind the winning video will get Above the Law t-shirts and mad respect. The losers will provide entertainment for the masses. This is the time to show them everything. Make sure they remember you.
But, before you start sending us your videos, you should know that there are rules, RULES THAT YOU MUST FOLLOW….
The rules have not changed from last year. They are as follows:
1. Your video must be publicly available online somewhere. Send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Law Revue Video Contest Submission – [School Name].” We’ll accept submissions of any videos posted after April 17, 2011 (the deadline for last year’s contest).
2. Send us that submission by TUESDAY, APRIL 10, at 11:59 PM (Eastern time). That’s not a soft, law school deadline; it’s a hard, law firm deadline. (NO EXCEPTIONS, so don’t even try pleading with us; if you’re reading this post after the deadline, you don’t read ATL frequently enough.)
3. We will accept “studio recordings” of scenes intended for live performance.
4. Your editors here at ATL will make a list of our favorites, the competition finalists, and post them.
5. We will NOT watch videos longer than 5 minutes. Use editing tools, people.
6. Please submit no more than two entries per school (one per school is even better). Try to collaborate with your fellow students and submit no more than two entries. If the leadership of Law Revue can come up with “official” submissions, that would be ideal.
7. ATL readers will then vote to choose the funniest of the finalists. The winning team will receive ATL t-shirts (limit five shirts).
Here are some other unofficial rules:
A. Please send funny videos only.
B. You have no idea how short our attention spans are. If you use the full five minutes, it best be HILARIOUS.
C. Gratuitous shout-outs to Above the Law are appreciated and encouraged.
D. Your ATL editors represent a diverse spectrum of sexual preference. Dress accordingly.
E. Video quality matters. A shaky clip shot on a handheld from a third-floor balcony is probably not going to make the cut.
F. Don’t make us hate you.
GOOD LUCK! There can only be one.