Reverse Plays: Using Your Other Talents without Giving up your Day Job

Lana Cantrell, the 1960s Australian pop star, became an entertainment law attorney.

Lara Jill Miller appeared on the sitcom Gimme a Break! After college she attended Fordham University Law School and worked at a Manhattan law firm before returning to LA. She now does voiceover work on various children’s shows.

Apollonia van Ravenstein is a Dutch lawyer who also directs commercials. The tv series Ed, about a big city lawyer who returns to his home town to practice and to run a bowling alley, has a real life counterpart in Mel Evans.

Charles Jenkins was an NCAA gymnast before attending the University of San Diego Law School.

Floridian Joe D’Annunzio came to law school after a lifetime as a successful business executive. He graduated from Florida State University Law School at the age of 73, and was the oldest person to be sworn in to the Florida Bar in the year 2000.

After the infamous Black Sox scandal of 1919, Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis became the first U.S. Commissioner of Baseball, serving from 1921 to 1944. He set many of the ethical rules and policies that are still in place in the sport.