7 More Famous Law School Dropouts

Federico Fellini

federico-felliniThough he is thought to have never attended class, master filmmaker Federico Fellini enrolled in law school at the University of Rome in 1939, primarily to please his parents. Instead of attending class, he ended up writing a column for a well-known humor magazine, where he also began to meet influential filmmakers, performers, and screenwriters. He later went on to direct some of the world’s most iconic films, winning five academy awards and a slew of others.

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Gregory Luce is the editor of Bitter Lawyer. He creates stuff and writes various columns, including Legal Crap My Kids Ask Me, Ask a Futurist, and Postcards from Lawyers.

2 Comments

  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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