Alec Baldwin lectures at Harvard Law School

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Alec Baldwin lectures at Harvard Law School

Fri Dec 11, 2009 @ 01:25PM PST

By Eriq Gardner

Alec_baldwin Harvard Law School is starting to look like Hollywood East. The latest celebrity to appear at the prestigious legal academy is Alec Baldwin, who was brought on campus by HLS assistant professor Jeannie Suk to give an opinion about whether the law goes too far in defining minor incidents of bad behavior as evidence that a parent is unfit.

Baldwin, whose legal credits range from a highly publicized child custody case with ex-wife Kim Basinger to his role as a rich, assertive lawyer in the forthcoming film, "It's Complicated," talked about his perception that the realm of family law tends to be gender-biased. Baldwin previously explored his personal experiences with divorce and child custody law in the book, "A Promise to Ourselves."

It wouldn't be shocking to see Baldwin try out life as a lawyer. 

Recently, he's indicated he has lost interest in acting and might retire after his contract for "30 Rock" expires. Baldwin has also told the press he intends to go back to school and get a graduate degree. 

We''re thinking that Baldwin would make a fine litigator, especially if he's able to ham it up some in court.


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