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List of Famous Law Professors

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List of famous law professors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top law professors in the world? This includes the most prominent law professors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable law professors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic law professors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned law professors.

Examples of people on this list include Cass Sunstein and John Yoo.

From reputable, prominent, and well known law professors to the lesser known law professors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the law professor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous law professors ever?" and "What are the names of famous law professors?" then you're in the right place. (150 items)

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    Barack Obama
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    Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he resigned ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer
    • Credits: Crossfire
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    Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law School professor specializing in bankruptcy law. Warren is a prominent legal scholar, and is among the most cited ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Professor, Author, Writer, Lawyer
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    Cass Robert Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who was the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. For 27 ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Middlesex County, Concord, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Profession: Legal Scholar, Author, Teacher
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    Hugh Hewitt is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network, lawyer, academic, and author. A conservative, a Catholic, he comments on society, politics, and what he regards as media bias in the United States. Hewitt is also a law professor at Chapman University School of Law.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Profession: Editor, Radio personality, Writer, Lawyer, Teacher
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    Elena Kagan
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    Elena Kagan is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After attending Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, she completed federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Law professor, Lawyer
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    John Yoo appeared in the 2011 film War on Terror.more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Profession: Professor, Author, Law professor, Lawyer
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    Michael C. Dorf is an American law professor and a scholar of U.S. constitutional law. He is currently a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. In addition to constitutional law, Professor Dorf has taught courses in civil procedure and federal courts. He has written or edited three books, including No ...more

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    • Profession: Professor, Law professor
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    Neal Katyal
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    Neal Kumar Katyal is an American lawyer and chaired professor of law. He served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States from May 2010 until June 2011. As Acting Solicitor General, Katyal succeeded Elena Kagan, who was President Barack Obama's choice to replace the retiring Associate U.S.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Law professor, Solicitor, Lawyer
    • Credits: Secrecy
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    Elizabeth Jane Kelsey is a professor of law at the University of Auckland and a prominent critic of globalisation. Jane Kelsey has an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Auckland. She has worked at the University of Auckland since 1979 and was appointed to a personal ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Profession: Professor, Law professor, Lawyer
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    Ann Althouse
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    Ann Althouse is an American law professor and blogger.more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Law professor
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    Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, AM, FRSC is the Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill University, as well as professor in the university's faculty of medicine and the founding director of the law faculty's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law. Somerville was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Professor, Law professor, Philosopher, Ethicist, + more
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    Adam Winkler
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    Adam Winkler is an actor and television director.more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Professor, Actor, Law professor
    • Credits: The Net
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    Eugene Volokh
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    Eugene Volokh is an American law professor, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. He publishes the blog "The Volokh Conspiracy". He is an academic affiliate of the law firm Mayer Brown.more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
    • Profession: Professor, Law professor, Writer
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    Noah Feldman
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    Noah Feldman is an American author and professor of law at Harvard Law School.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Author
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    William Stewart Simkins
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    William Stewart Simkins was a Confederate soldier and professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin. As a military cadet, he quite possibly fired the first shot of the American Civil War.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1842-1929)
    • Birthplace: Edgefield, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Law professor, Lawyer
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    Stephen Gillers

    Stephen Gillers is a professor at the New York University School of Law. He is often cited as an expert in legal ethics. After graduating from Brooklyn College he received his J.D. in 1968 from the New York University School of Law. Professor Gillers' political activism includes calling on ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Profession: Professor, Law professor
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    Todd J. Zywicki is George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, teaching in the areas of bankruptcy and contracts. He has also works for the Global Economics Group since 2009 in the area of financial regulation.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Law professor
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    Glenn Harlan Reynolds is Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, and is best known for his weblog, Instapundit, one of the most widely read American political weblogs. He has published numerous books, columns, and academic articles. He delivered the keynote speech ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Author, Law professor, Writer
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    Mary Ann Glendon
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    Mary Ann Glendon, J.D., LL.M. is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a former United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She teaches and writes on bioethics, comparative constitutional law, property, and human rights in international law. She is pro-life and "writes forcefully ...more

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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Diplomat, Professor, Law professor, Writer, Philosopher, + more
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    Robert Peter George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. George has been called ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Law professor, Philosopher, Lawyer
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