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Sideshow ‘Geek’ Seeks Law Degree

Posted Sep 4, 2007 2:54 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Corrected: As classes begin today at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., it appears likely that one incoming student will stand out just a bit from the other first-years.

Eduardo Arrocha, 45, otherwise known as "Eak the Geek," a self-described sideshow freak, has decided it's time for a career change, reports Newsday. Tattooed from head to toe, the honors scholar also boasts a shaved head. However, he's not completely off the beaten track—the Mexico City native comes from an academic family, and his father and a brother are both lawyers.

Once he earns his law degree, Arrocha hopes to go into a practice area that isn't standard-issue. "I know it sounds weird, but I want to be a freak lawyer," he says. "I hope to have a little office in New York and work with the alternative people ... all the so-called riffraff, to give them legal representation that is not judgmental."

Updated 09-06-07 at 3:37 p.m. CST to remove the indication that Arrocha's sideshow talent was nail-eating.

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