On Southwestern Law School’s Web page for prospective students, the dean writes: “A remarkable number of major figures in the legal and business sides of the entertainment industry also come from Southwestern — as do many leaders of more traditional legal careers in both private and public sectors… We encourage you also to remember that the essence of an educational institution is the people associated with it.”
We previously associated Southwestern with then-washed-up actor Jerry O’Connell. The ex-Slider was a 1L there last year, and his experience demonstrates that you can still have good job prospects coming out of a third-tier law school. He didn’t even have to finish law school to nail down a job as a lawyer. SLS to CBS legal dramas!
Now, though, the school is about to be associated with a far less attractive student. We reported last week that rumors suggesting that Christopher Stone — purveyor of teen gossip and allegedly underage nude photos on his websites StickyDrama and Sticky-Noodz — would be attending USC Law School were false. A reliable source tells us that Stone and his Sonic the Hedgehog hair are actually enrolled to start classes at Southwestern this fall.
Due to his alleged posting of child pornography, Stone might have some problems with character and fitness down the road — but hey, that’s over three years away. Stone told us that he actually wrote about his site’s legal troubles in his application essays, and they let him in. We reached out to Southwestern to find out more about this incoming student of theirs…
After Gawker erroneously reported that Stone was going to USC Law School, we reached out to the school’s press office. They got back to us quickly to tell us (emphatically) that Stone had not been accepted and had not even applied to USC, according to their records.
We reached out to Southwestern to see what they thought of an incoming student who tweeted about his acceptance as follows:
Southwestern Law’s media office told us that they could not comment on students or prospective students, due to FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).
When we reached out to Stone last week, he told us: “[F]or obvious reasons I prefer not to discuss where I will be attending law school — at least until the first day of class in August.” According to Southwestern’s calendar, that would be next Thursday.
Southwestern students, look out for Christopher Stone in your Children and the Law course.
Update: It looks like Stone may be trying to finance his education by selling StickyDrama.com. It’s listed at $25,000 on the GoDaddy auction site. There are no bids so far.