Friday, May 7, 2010

Notre Dame's Chris Stewart Moves From Football to Law School

Stewart was able to get a head start on law school this spring, as he is taking torts. That course is only offered from 2-3:15 p.m. next autumn and would overlap with football practice. His schedule in the fall will include four courses, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. He says that a spring break trip he took to Haiti in 2009 helped inform his decision to pursue a law degree and explore a career in social justice.

"The history of Haiti kinda started me on this path," says Stewart. "How it went from the richest colony in the New World to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere."

As for Stewart, he has gone from a DL to an OL to, come September, a 1-L. It is the unlikeliest of journeys and yet for Stewart, mixing a run at a BCS bowl with a paper chase seems natural.

"My mom always told me that you never want to stop learning in life," says Stewart. "When you stop learning, that's when you get old."

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