Celebrity 1L

By Neetal Parekh on August 18, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Southwestern Law School of Los Angeles had its 1L orientation earlier this month, with students surprised to see a Hollywood star among them.  Actor Jerry O'Connell is enrolled as a part-time night student at the 1000-student, private, ABA-accredited law school in Southern California.

And that's not all on O'Connell's plate these days.  He and wife Rebecca Romjin recently welcomed twin daughters seven months ago and with Romjin back to work on her tv sitcom, Eastwick, Jerry will be balancing the roles of Mr. Mom and Sleepless 1L. 

O'Connell is best known for his roles in the tv shows "Sliders" and "Crossing Jordan"  and has experience on both sides of the camera, having also moonlighted as a producer and screenwriter alongside his acting duties.

The latest addition to the celebs-going-to-law-school club, Jerry O'Connell joins the likes of pop star Lana Cantrell, actor John Kerr, and entertainer Ozzie Nelson who all gave celebrity justice a new definition when they balanced stardom with their law degrees.

Well, Jerry, you may find law school with its moments of high drama, situational humor, and gossipy environment to be a far cry from acting in Hollywood..oh wait, never mind.  But we want to welcome you along with all of the incoming 1L's to the happy confusion of experiences that is law school. 

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