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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Cornell Law School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Cornell Law School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Cornell Law School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Cornell Law School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Cornell Law School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Cornell Law School.

Examples of graduates on this list: Edmund Muskie, Hughie Jennings and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cornell Law School?” and “Which celebrities are Cornell Law School alumni?”

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Henry P. Smith III is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician Henry P. Smith III was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Smith was born in North Tonawanda, New York. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1933 ...more

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Bob DuPuy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Robert A. "Bob" DuPuy is an attorney and former President and was Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball. He assumed both titles on March 7, 2002. Prior to joining Major ...more

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Marshall Phelps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni

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Myron Charles Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Business magnate, Businessperson Myron Charles Taylor was an American industrialist, and later a diplomatic figure involved in many of the most important geopolitical events during and after World War II. In addition he was a ...more

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Leonie Brinkema is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Leonie M. Brinkema is a United States district court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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John T. Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer John Tracy Morrison was the sixth Governor of Idaho from 1903 until 1905.

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Edward J. Bloustein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Edward J. Bloustein was the seventeenth President of Rutgers University serving from 1971 to 1989.

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William vanden Heuvel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Diplomat, Writer William Jacobus vanden Heuvel is an attorney, businessman and author, as well as a former diplomat. He is the father of Katrina vanden Heuvel, longtime editor of The Nation magazine, and Wendy ...more

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Philip Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer Philip J. Perry is an American attorney and was a political appointee in the administration of George W. Bush. He was acting associate attorney general at the Department of Justice, general ...more

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David M. Sherbin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Businessperson David M. Sherbin is vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for Delphi Corporation. His responsibilities as chief compliance officer include corporate oversight and ...more

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Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Manager, Baseball player Hugh Ambrose Jennings was a Major League Baseball player and manager from 1891 to 1925. Jennings was a leader, both as a batter and as a shortstop, with the Baltimore Orioles teams that won ...more

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Tsai Ing-wen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician Tsai Ing-wen is a Taiwanese politician who currently serves as the chair of the Democratic Progressive Party. Tsai previously served as chair from 2008 to 2012, and was the party's presidential ...more

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Rob Andrews is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews is the former U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district, serving from 1990 to 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The ...more

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Marcia Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer Marcia Goldstein is chair of the Business, Finance Restructuring department at Weil, Gotshal Manges and a member of the firm's Management Committee. She has practiced with the firm for over ...more

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Samuel Pierce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr. was Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from January 23, 1981 until January 20, 1989.

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William P. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer William Pierce Rogers was an American politician, who served as a cabinet officer in the administrations of two U.S. presidents in the third quarter of the 20th century.

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Edmund Muskie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Soldier Edmund Sixtus "Ed" Muskie was an American politician from Rumford, Maine. He served as Governor of Maine from 1955 to 1959, as a member of the United States Senate from 1959 to 1980, ...more

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William Sorrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer A native and resident of Burlington, Vermont, William H. Sorrell is the current and the longest-serving attorney general in the history of the U.S. state of Vermont, United States. Originally ...more

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Ron Kuby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer Ronald L. Kuby is an American criminal defense and civil rights lawyer, radio talk show host and TV commentator. He has hosted radio programs on WABC Radio in New York and Air America Radio. ...more

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Barber Conable is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician Barber Benjamin Conable, Jr. was a U.S. Congressman from New York and president of the World Bank.

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Philip H. Hoff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Philip Henderson Hoff is an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont where he served as the 73rd Governor of Vermont from 1963 to 1969. At the time of his election, he was the first ...more

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David L Boehnen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer David Boehnen serves as executive vice president for SUPERVALU, a position he has held since 1997. Boehnen oversees legal, real estate, corporate development and government affairs. He also is ...more

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Thomas A. Russo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Businessperson Thomas A. Russo is executive vice president and general counsel of American International Group, Inc., with responsibility for legal, compliance, and regulatory and government affairs. Prior to ...more

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Barry T. Albin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Barry T. Albin is a Justice who was nominated to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court on July 10, 2002.

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Ernest Wilson Huffcut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer Ernest Wilson Huffcut was an American lawyer and educator, born in Kent, Connecticut. He attended Cornell University where he was a brother of Theta Delta Chi and subsequently graduated in 1884. ...more

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Norman F. Lent is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Norman Frederick Lent was a Republican-Conservative member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Paget L. Alves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Businessperson Paget L. Alves is the President of Sales Distribution for Sprint Nextel. He is responsible for all of Sprint's sales and distribution operations, including the consumer, general business, ...more

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Jon D. Litner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Network executive Comcast SportsNet President Jon D. Litner, is responsible for the strategy, programming, and day-to-day operations of the rapidly growing Comcast SportsNet family of sports networks.

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Bajrakitiyabha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Princess Bajrakitiyabha was born on 7 December 1978. She is the first grandchild of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, and the only child of Crown Prince Maha Vajralongkorn with ...more

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Barry Eisler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Author, Writer Barry Eisler is a best-selling American novelist. He is the author of two thriller series, the first featuring anti-hero John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance ...more

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Michelle Strucke is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni

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Shannon Price Minter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Shannon Price Minter Writer, Lawyer Shannon Price Minter is an American civil rights attorney and the legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco.

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Peter W. Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Peter W. Hall Peter Welles Hall is a federal judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Frank Horton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician Frank Jefferson Horton was a United States Representative from New York State. Horton was born in Cuero, Texas and was a graduate of Louisiana State University where he was a member of the Kappa ...more

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Richard C. Wesley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Richard C. Wesley Judge, Lawyer Richard Carl Wesley is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Shira Scheindlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Shira Scheindlin Judge Shira A. Scheindlin born 1946 in Washington, D.C. is a United States District Court judge on senior status for the Southern District of New York. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on ...more

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Leonard Leo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Leonard Leo Lawyer Leonard Leo is an American lawyer who currently serves as executive vice president of the Federalist Society.

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Sol Linowitz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Diplomat, Lawyer Sol Myron Linowitz was an American diplomat, lawyer, and businessman born in Trenton, NJ. Linowitz helped negotiate the return of the Panama Canal to Panama under the direction of President ...more

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Teddy Mayer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Teddy Mayer Edward Everett "Teddy" Mayer was an American motor racing entrepreneur who was successful in several categories of racing, including Formula One and IndyCars.

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Mary Donlon Alger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Mary Donlon Alger was an American lawyer and politician. She was the first woman appointed to a federal judgeship in New York, serving on the United States Customs Court.

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Charles Samuel Joelson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer Charles Samuel Joelson was an American lawyer and politician. Joelson, a Democrat, succeeded Gordon Canfield as the Representative for New Jersey's 8th District for eight years, lasting from ...more

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Phillip S. Figa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Phillip S. Figa Judge Phillip Sam Figa was a United States federal judge. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Figa attended Northwestern University "through a scholarship caddie program at a nearby country club". He ...more

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Jonathan Cuneo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Jonathan Cuneo Lawyer Jonathan W. Cuneo is an American lawyer who has represented clients in state and federal litigation and in government relations in the fields of antitrust, civil and human rights, consumer ...more

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Howard W. Robison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Howard W. Robison Politician Howard Winfield Robison was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Robison was born in Owego, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1937 and ...more

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J. Carter Bacot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
J. Carter Bacot John Carter Bacot was president of The Bank of New York for eight years and he was chairman and CEO for sixteen years. He remained on the Board of Directors until 2003. Bacot died at the age of ...more

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Milton S. Gould is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Milton S. Gould Lawyer Milton S. Gould was a prominent New York City trial attorney. He graduated from Cornell Law School in 1933. Gould joined a staid "white shoe" law firm in New York City, which he found ...more

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Frances Kellor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Frances Kellor Writer Frances Alice Kellor was an American social reformer and investigator, who specialized in the study of immigrants to the United States and women.

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Peter N. Perretti, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Peter N. Perretti, Jr. Peter N. Perretti, Jr. was the Attorney General of New Jersey from 1989 – 1990. Perretti attended Montclair Kimberley Academy, graduating in the class of 1949. He graduated from Colgate ...more

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Charles Garside is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Charles Garside Charles Garside, Sr. was a 20th Century lawyer who served in a number of publicly prominent roles in New York State, the most notable involving the State Commission against Discrimination, the ...more

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George B. Clementson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
George B. Clementson George Burr Clementson an American attorney and author of The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen. Published in 1895, The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen was the first treatise to ...more