7 More Famous Law School Dropouts

Bill Walton

bill-walton-blazersWalton made our hall of fame list of Top Five Lawyers Who Were Great College Hoopsters. Thing is, though, he’s not a lawyer. He dropped out of law school after two years at Stanford, which basically was somewhere to go while he recovered from radical surgery on his left foot. Hard to say how he did at school, as he also spent the time playing beach volleyball and messing about with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. After his second year at Stanford, and apparently recovered from law school and surgery, he rejoined the LA Clippers and later signed with the Boston Celtics, where he won the “Sixth Man Award” in 1986. Ever since, he’s been a successful sports commentator, among other things.

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  1. Guano Dubango

    March 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Didn’t Fellini direct a number of pictures where people ran around naked? I guess law school could not provide him with this kind of excitement.

  2. AC

    March 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Joshua Redman, the savant jazz saxophonist, graduated summa from Harvard and was accepted to Yale Law. He deferred entrance for a year to gig around NYC, but never enrolled. He’s my nomination for the Narrowly Avoided Law School Indebtedness list.

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