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Twelve Sexy Things You Can Do with a Law Degree

Summary: In an entertaining article, Twelve Sexy Things You Can Do with a Law Degree that 1) May Make You Famous and 2) Do Not Require Practicing Law, Harrison Barnes explores the different careers one may have after obtaining a law degree. Many students will love this information as the careers Barnes describes don’t require them to sweat through an awful bar exam, and may make them more money than being an attorney ever could.

1. Actors


There are many famous actors that have law degrees under their belts. For example, Ben Stein (“Bueller? Bueller?”) attended Yale Law School, Gerard Butler earned a law degree from Glasgow University in Scotland, and Juliam McMahon of “Nip/Tuck” studied law at the University of Sydney but did not graduate (which seems to have worked out well for him!).

2. Become a Media/Television Host

Before he became famous for saying “You are NOT the father!” Jerry Springer graduated from Northwestern University School of Law. Geraldo Rivera, the host of “Geraldo at Large,” graduated from Brooklyn Law School and sports announcer Howard Cosell attended New York University School of Law.

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3. Become a Journalist

Studying writing and communication in law school paid off for several famous journalists, including Jack Fuller, the president of the Tribune Company, Adam Cohen, the editorial page editor for the New York Times, and Diane Sawyer. Fuller attended Yale Law School, Cohen graduated from Harvard Law School, and Sawyer attended but did not graduate from Louisville School of Law.

4. Become an Artist

Henri Matisse, the famous French artist, gained his qualification in law after working as a court administrator. Wassily Kandinsky, an abstract artist, studied law in Russia.

5. Become a Musician

Andrea Bocelli graduated from the University of Pisa, and Paul Simon dropped out of Brooklyn Law School before these two became famous for their vocal cords.

6. Become a Screenwriter

These graduates put their writing skills to use by becoming big time screenwriters. For example, Adam Perlman, known for “Drop Dead Diva” and HBO’s “The Newsroom” is a Harvard Law grad.

7. Become a Puzzle Maker

Yes, a puzzle maker. Will Shortz earns his living as a crossword puzzle maker for the New York Times. Shortz graduated from the University of Virginia Law School.

8. Become an Author

John Grisham has drafted a slew of law-themed novels, many of which have been turned into major motion pictures. Grisham attended the University of Mississippi School of Law. Washington Irving, known for “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” studied under a judge in New York City.

9. Become an Entrepreneur

Many law graduates go on to start their own businesses and start-ups, and successfully run major companies. Summer Redstone, a Harvard Law School graduate, serves as chairman of CBS and Viacom, and Randal Kirk, the founder of New River Pharmaceuticals, graduated from the University of Virginia Law School.

10. Become a CEO

Many CEOs of Fortune 500 companies attended law school. Some examples include Kenneth I. Chenault, CEO of American Express (Harvard); William D. Johnson, CEO of Progress Energy (University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill); and Gerald L. Storch, CEO of Toys “R” Us (Harvard).

11. Become a Real Estate Developer

Real estate developers can gain a major advantage if they’ve attended law school. Sam Zell and Richard LeFrak, both well-known real estate tycoons, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and Columbia Law School, respectively.

12. Become a Politician

Lawyers make up nearly half of Congress and over 60% of the Senate. Several U.S. Presidents were also attorneys, including John Adams (Harvard), Abraham Lincoln (self-taught), and Barack Obama (Harvard).

To read more about famous law school graduates and their sexy careers, check out the article Twelve Sexy Things You Can Do with a Law Degree that 1) May Make You Famous and 2) Do Not Require Practicing Law.

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