6 Famous People Who Dropped Out Of Law School

These Celebrities first thought that a career in law was what they wanted to pursue for their lives.   They went to law school and later dropped out of law school to pursue other interests like acting, writing and producing.   




Robert Armstrong dropped out of law school at the University of Washington just a few months before graduation. He is known for his role in King Kong 1933 version, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock and other shows.

Actor Jerry Douglas (known for his role as John Abbott in the Young and the Restless) actually went to Brandeis University to earn a law degree in economics. Eight months into

law school, he started auditioning and forgot about law.

Actor Kevin Hagen (known for his role as Dr. Baker on “Little House on a Prairie” and had many other parts in TV shows and films) attended UCLA law school, but then dropped out.

Actor Matthew McConaughey is best known for his roles in movies like Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Guys and Wedding Planner.
He attended the University of Texas in Austin, originally desiring and pursuing to be

a lawyer. When he read the book "The Greatest Salesman in the World", he suddenly knew he had to change his major from law to film.

Australian Actor Julian McMahon, acted as Cole Turner in the TV series, Charmed and Christian Troy in Nip/Truck. He also made appearances in Another World and many other shows. He studied law at the University of Sydney, but then become bored with law after one year. He began a career in modeling, and got work in commercials.

Hugh O’Brian went out to pursue law but, then he dropped out of the University of Cincinnati and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Upon his discharge he ended up in Los Angeles


Article Written By Janellegems

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Last updated on 21-07-2016 259 0

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