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9 Celebrities with a Degree in Law
Published By Janellegems on 2011-02-07 205 Views

There are celebrities who gained a college education before making it as stars.  There are actually quite educated and very smart.  These nine celebrities have earned a degree in law before they became popular, famous and well known stars.


Gerald Butler

He is known for his role as Milo Boyd in Bounty Hunter and Mike Chadway in ‘The Ugly Truth’ and appeared in Nim’s Island and many other films.  He is an actor and as well as a producer.  He received a law degree from Glasgow University.  He was also president of the school's law society.

Actor and Producer Michael Douglas, earned a degree in pre-law from the University of California in Santa Barbara

John Lee Hancock, the writer of the movie ‘Blind Side’ earned a law degree from Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas.

Hill Harper

He played Dr. Sheldon Hawkes in CSI: NY and starred in CBS the Handler.  He is a producer and a writer.  He graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School and also with a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government

Robert Merrill

He is an actor who made appearances in Charmed, Passions, The Young and the Restless, CSI Miami, and 90210, graduated from the University of Florida with a finance degree as well as a JD Law degree where he practiced Corporate Tax Law in Tampa, Florida.

Ozzie Nelson

Ozzie Nelson is the star and producer of the "Ozzie and Harriet Show" ather of Ricky Nelson) earned a law degree from Rutgers University, but never actually practiced law.

Geraldo Rivera

He is the Host of GERALDO AT LARGE ON Fox News Channel as well as a reporter and a journalist.  He earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

William Sanderson

He is known for his role in True Blood, HBO’s Deadwood, his appearances in Walker Texas Ranger, Married With Children and much more shows.  He graduated from Memphis State Law School (now the University of Memphis Law School. 

Judy Sheindlin

She is Judge Judy.  She graduated from New York Law School in 1965.

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