A degree in law is not a necessary qualification for someone who wants to have a career in the entertainment industry. The same is the case for someone wanting to find success in politics. However, having dynamic legal skills under the belt can prove to be indispensable, especially when global fame has so much intensity these days. It might come as a surprise to you that some of your favorite celebrities have a law degree. They specialize in different branches of law, including but not limited to intellectual property, conflict resolution, entertainment law, as well as tax law. Isn’t that intriguing?
You all loved him as King Leonidas in Sparta, didn’t you? Before entering the entertainment industry, Butler was the president of the University of Glasgow’s law society. He became an honors graduate in the year 1992. Butler’s grades were excellent and helped him grab a traineeship at one of the top-notch law firms in Edinburgh. However, when he was just one week away from completing his internship, he attended the Edinburgh Film Festival to watch Trainspotting. Butler had a change of heart and thought of reviving his long-time passion for acting. He eventually left his legal career in the backburner and started pursuing his ambition to become an actor. Thankfully, he did so, and Hollywood got one of the finest actors of this generation.
Many of you might not be aware of the fact that Rebel Wilson had no intention of getting involved in the show business. All she wanted in life is to be either a lawyer or a politician. The actress from Australia has a degree from the prestigious University of New South Wales. She got a bachelor’s with a major in law. Aside from that, Wilson also graduated in theatre and performance studies as well. Even though her focus was entirely on graduating from law school, a bout of malaria went on to change her life forever. She had a hallucination that she won an Academy Award during that time and it was from that moment Wilson realized that acting was her calling. The Isn’t It Romantic star hit it big later on.
The former American president is a Harvard Law School graduate. It’s needless to mention that the years he spent at the law school prepared him to take on more prominent roles in life and shoulder enormous responsibilities. He began his journey at his law school in 1988 and went on to become the president of the Harvard Law Review. Obama was the first colored individual to have held on to this position in the 104-year-history of the school. Later on, he gained worldwide significance as the first colored United States president. Indeed, an achievement that you can never erase.
The erstwhile first lady of America had been a student of the Harvard Law School where she started her journey in the year 1988. After completing her law graduation, Michelle went on to secure a job at the Chicago law firm.
That’s when she met Barack Obama, her future husband, and the former president of the United States. Though she was all set to start a career in law, Michelle didn’t think twice before embracing her duties as the first lady. Right now, she is one of the bestselling authors.
Steve Young got a law degree from Brigham Young University. During the time he was attending his classes, Young made a demonstration of his skills as a quarterback. He broke more than 12 national records. This is a fact that you can find on the athletic site of the school.
Young later proved his mettle to become one of the finest quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League and a Pro Football Hall of Famer. Though he did not pursue a career in law after calling it a day, he might find his degree helpful. That’s because he is spending his time these days educating players to deal with the brain injury risks that are a part of football.
There are a few other celebrities such as Hillary Clinton, John Cleese, Gemma Chan, Andrea Bocelli, and Jerry Springer who have law degrees. So, remember, they are more than capable of representing you in court.