Watch: Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ used in Auckland law school parody

VidAuckland University’s law students are not all about books and boring case files, and every year they put on a production featuring a pop song adapted to mock a legal concept.


This year, they’ve taken Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ to a new level, pretending to be the New Zealand government apologising for signing the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

Auckland Law Revue snarkily wrote on their Facebook page: “Obviously race relations here in NZ are 100% brilliant.

“But have you ever wondered what it would look like if our government admitted that they weren’t? If they apologised for the way they acted during and after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed?

“Well, wonder no more – the Auckland Law Revue had a think about how an official governmental apology to the Maori people would go…

“We came to the conclusion pretty quickly that it’s a bit too late to say sorry…”