Law student takes on the ‘Wheel’

November 16, 2012
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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law student Russell Hollis recently got to meet Pat Sajak and Vanna White. That’s because he taped an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” in September. Maybe he’ll have as much success – or more – as the last Indiana law student to make it on a game show.

Hollis’ episode hasn’t aired yet, so he’s being tight-lipped about how much money he won. He did say that he didn’t return home empty-handed. Hopefully his knack for solving puzzles will yield a big payout for him and offset some of the costs of law school, or maybe he won a fun little car that he can drive to class or a trip to somewhere exotic. The third-year evening student’s episode airs Nov. 23.

Back in 2007, then-first-year Notre Dame Law School student Jaclyn Sexton won $25,000 on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” hosted by Meredith Vieira. At the time, Sexton said in a press release from the school that she would like to share any winnings, perhaps by “taking a job as a public defender or as an assistant district attorney. That way I’d have the opportunity to help people and not worry about whether they could afford to pay me,” she said.

Sexton may have put her money where her mouth is. Based on a little Internet sleuthing, it appears Sexton now works in Rhode Island as an assistant district attorney.
 

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