Ariel Winter's recent emancipation isn't the only big legal plan she's had brewing.
The 17-year-old Modern Family star tells me that she plans to become a lawyer.
She graduates from high school next year and she's already looking at colleges.
"I toured around schools in California and I'm going to take a tour of East Coast schools," Winter said last night at the TV Academy screening of Modern Family's season finale (airing May 20 on ABC).
She's most interested in business and law. "I would love to continue acting but it's definitely important, I think, to go and do something else as well," Winter explained. "You never know if something's not going to work out, if one day acting is like, 'No, we don't like you anymore!' You gotta have something else you can do. I've always been interested in law so I think it'll definitely be something that I'll love to do and also go to school for."