Clarence Darrow, born in Ohio, attended The University of Michigan Law School for one year. He studied law on his own three years before going to U of M. After that one year, he decided it would be much more cost effective to work and study in an actual law office. When he felt that he was ready, he took the Ohio Bar exam and passed in 1878. He remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians.
Wikipedia.org/ Clarence Seward Darrow-- (1857-1938) was an American lawyer, leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924).
Clarance Darrow noted for defending John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and 3-time presidential candidate). Called a "sophisticated country lawyer", he remains notable for his wit and agnosticism, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians.