Jerry O'Connell Enrolls in Law School

Celebrity News Aug. 13, 2009 AT 4:42PM
Jerry O'Connell Jerry O'Connell attends a screening of "Obsessed" on April 23, 2009 in New York City. Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage.com

Jerry O'Connell has gone back to school, his rep confirms to Usmagazine.com.

The actor, 35, recently enrolled at Los Angeles' Southwestern Law School.

"I had always planned on continuing my education at some point and because my wife is working on Eastwick, which is on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. this fall, and I'm home all day with the girls, I figured I would take a couple of classes at night," O'Connell tells Us. "It was either that or play video games until 2 a.m."

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O'Connell "is very excited to be starting his law school education here at Southwestern," Leslie Steinberg, the school's Assistant Dean of Public Affairs, tells Us. "He just had orientation last week, and he started classes this week."

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Steinberg says that even though O'Connell – who welcomed twins with wife Rebecca Romijn last January – has "been out of school for awhile," he's "very excited and enthusiastic" about his studies.

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She adds that O'Connell decided to enroll there because he was "very impressed with the faculty and the vibe here. This is brand new to him as well. He's very much looking forward to his education.

A fellow student posted on Twitter's CelebSightings earlier this week: "Actor Jerry O'Connell is at orientation @ Southwestern Law School. He is an entering night student, mingling @ mixer."

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