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Jerry O'Connell has gone back to school, his rep confirms to

The actor, 35, recently enrolled at Los Angeles' Southwestern Law School.

"He is very excited to be starting his law school education here at Southwestern," Leslie Steinberg, the school's assistant dean of public affairs, tells Us. "He just had orientation last week, and he started classes this week."

Steinberg says that even though O'Connell, who welcomed twins with wife Rebecca Romijn last January, has "been out of school for a while," he's "very excited and enthusiastic" about his studies.

She adds that O'Connell decided to enroll there because he was "very impressed with the faculty and the vibe here. This is brand new to him as well. He's very much looking forward to his education.

A fellow student posted on Twitter earlier this week: "Actor Jerry O'Connell is at orientation @ Southwestern Law School. He is an entering night student, mingling @ mixer."


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