30 Rock Character Accepted to Columbia Law School

Summer 2009

Television character Jack Donaghy, played by Alec Baldwin, name-dropped Columbia Law School in a recent episode of NBC’s critically acclaimed show 30 Rock. Donaghy announced to Frank Rossitano, a writer and Fordham Law dropout on the show played by Judah Friedlander: “I made some phone calls, and you can resume your law studies at Columbia—this semester, full scholarship, no strings attached.”

Rossitano’s character doesn’t end up coming to the Law School, but he shows a good grasp of lawyer humor. When Donaghy asks for the “seven most important words in the American judicial system,” Rossitano immediately replies, “My client has no memory of that.”