What if they’d stayed in law school?

Michael Madison (guesting at Faculty Lounge) started a discussion about famous people who have started, but not completed, law school before going on to fame and fortune. He and his commenters have identified Gene Kelly, Paul Simon, and Cole Porter (who, while giving up the law, famously set the old standard for summary judgment in a case still included in many case books, even if students no longer know who Porter was).

Can you think of others? Leave comments here or at The Lounge (or both).

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4 Responses

  1. Brian Bix says:

    Henry James

  2. Kyle Graham says:

    Demetri Martin. See the following clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvG8FLNPVFE

  3. Lawrence Cunningham says:

    Benjamin Cardozo.

  4. Among others, Bing Crosby (Gonzaga University Law School), actress Ana Alicia (Southwestern University Law School–according to IMDB.com), magician Darwin Ortiz (NYU Law School) actor Jerry O’Connell (Southwestern University Law School). Interestingly, O’Connell played an attorney in the short-lived tv series The Defenders (with Jim Belushi).