7 More Famous Law School Dropouts

Michael Medved

michael-medvedFilm critic, political commentator, former guest host of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, and current host of his own radio show, Michael Medved dropped out of Yale Law School in 1969 (he actually entered Yale University as an undergrad at age 16). He then worked his way through politics, speechwriting, bookwriting, screenwriting, and landed at the New York Post, where he was the paper’s movie critic for five years. He also had stints as a film critic on TV before settling in at his current duties as host of the Michael Medved Show, a radio show syndicated to more than 200 stations and with a weekly audience of about five million.

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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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