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Hill Previews ‘Law Follies’

SMU’s Dedman School of Law has maintained a prestigious and respected reputation throughout the majority of its existence.

However, just because the school is held in such high regard doesn’t mean its students are uptight or out of touch with the rest of the world.

Dedman students plan to prove this very fact at 7 tonight in the Hughes-Trigg Theater as the 16th annual Law Follies are performed for the university.

Consisting of live skits and previously taped parodies on events from recent pop culture, the Law Follies seamlessly switch back and forth between the two in the vein of a “Saturday Night Live” type of format.

Law students use the show as an opportunity to poke fun at the entire law school experience, including their professors and even themselves. Leaving hardly any area of law studies untouched by its light-hearted ribbing, the program even turns to include recent political events as elements to its story.

Though the program itself is one full of parodies and jokes, the planning behind the event has been a very serious matter to deal with. Preparation has been going on for months, and the school even has a Law Follies committee in order to assure that the program is an undisputed success for the students.

With about 20 SMU law students involved in the production’s writing and acting, the program has been practicing most weekends within recent months. The production even spent an entire day finishing the taped portions of the program, which only add up to about 10 minutes.

The tremendous amount of work that goes into the production stems from the student’s appreciation for the school and their program as whole. In fact, it seems as though the issue of giving up a few Saturdays and putting in some over time to have an excuse to joke around with other law students is hardly an issue at all.

The pride, which the law students take in their program, allows them to truly commit their time to it without becoming jaded or apathetic towards their school. This same attitude will surely allow for follies to continue to get better in every year to come.

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