Bridgit Mendler Graduates from Harvard After Earning Her Law Degree

The ‘Good Luck Charlie’ alum began attending the university in 2021

Bridgit Mendler is a Harvard graduate!

The Disney Channel alum officially graduated from Harvard Law School with her law degree earlier this week.

Mendler, 31, was seen walking across a stage while wearing her cap and gown in a video shared on social media.

The Good Luck Charlie actress was joined at the ceremony by her 4-year-old son.

In the clip, Mendler accepted her diploma and shook hands with two faculty members. While on the stage, she and her son — whom she adopted in 2022 — paused to wave to someone in the audience before walking off.

Mendler’s LinkedIn account states that she began attending Harvard in 2021 for her Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree. At the institution, she was the co-president of the Harvard Space Law Society from 2022 to 2023.

The star additionally has a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing a PhD from the same university.

Earlier this year, Mendler spoke about her academic studies in a message shared on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“It came to my attention that something on my LinkedIn profile is causing confusion that I want to clarify: I am 2 months away from a JD and I don’t already have a PhD,” the “Ready or Not” singer began.

“The PhD is something I started working towards in 2020 and I pursued it jointly with my law degree but when I moved to California last summer and decided that for family reasons we would stay on the west coast, it had to go on pause,” she continued.

Added Mendler: “I apologize I really should have updated my LinkedIn page sooner. I’ll still fight for it, but how it gets completed is up to the administration and my principal investigator and what they think is appropriate.”

The Lemonade Mouth actress currently serves as the CEO of Northwood Space, a startup working to create a “data highway between earth and space.”

“We are designing shared ground infrastructure from first principles to expand access to space. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but that’s the fun part,” Mendler wrote in her announcement.

She co-founded the company, and her husband, Griffin Cleverly, whom she married in October 2019, is the startup’s chief technology officer.

Mendler said she developed the idea for the company while spending time with her family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While everybody else was making their sourdough starters, we were building antennas out of random crap we could find at Home Depot … and receiving data from [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] satellites,” Mendler told CNBC in February.


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