Lighter Side: Law school parody ad causes YouTube sensation

A hilarious parody of refugee lawyer Deng Adut’s University of Western Sydney ad using a lazy private school student has been released.

Lighter Side: Law school parody ad causes YouTube sensation
A Bondi man in his 20s has created a hilarious, private school parody to a University of Western Sydney ad featuring UWS alumnus and refugee lawyer Deng Adut.

The ad tells the remarkable story of Deng Adut is Sudanese refugee who was taken from his mother and forced to fight with Ethiopian rebels, escaped to Western Sydney, taught himself English and lived in a car, eventually managing to complete a UWS law degree, before becoming a refugee lawyer.

The parody features a fictitious Shore School graduate named Luke Williams, a 1st XV rugby player who also ‘struggles’ through the HSC… because he has a tired hand.  Along the way Williams endures disappointments – he is given an Audi for his 17th birthday, not the BMW he hoped for.  He achieves a sporting scholarship to the University of Sydney, eventually graduating law school and landing a grad position at ‘his father’s firm’, despite his non-stop partying.

He manages to earn enough money to buy his BMW.

The maker of the parody video, who chose not to be identified to Fairfax, made the parody over the Christmas break using iMovie, just to give his friends a laugh.  It has since had over 50,000 views.

“I thought, wouldn't it be great to make a parody featuring a protagonist who was the very antithesis of Deng,” he said.

The parody has attracted some criticism from viewers who complained it makes all USYD law students seem similar to the fictitious character, but the maker insists it’s purely satirical.

“The fictitious character of 'Luke Williams' certainly does not represent the majority of law students at USYD,” he said.

“I don't think he even represents the minority. Ask any law student in Australia, there are a few 'Luke Williams'-eque characters at every law school.”

Watch the videos below.

Luke Williams – Accomplished 



Deng Adut – Unlimited

 

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