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Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.7k views75 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Brooklyn Law School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Brooklyn Law School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Brooklyn Law School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Brooklyn Law School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn Law School.

List is made up of graduates like Paul Simon and Geraldo Rivera.

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

    Film Score Composer, Record producer
    Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor....  more

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    Geraldo Rivera

    Talk show host, Journalist
    Geraldo Rivera (born Gerald Michael Riviera; July 4, 1943) is an American tabloid talk show...  more

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    Bernard Madoff

    Investment broker, Businessperson
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    David Dinkins

    Politician, Teacher
    David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is an American politician, lawyer, and author who...  more
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    Kevin Heffernan

    Comedian, Film Producer
    Kevin Heffernan (born May 25, 1968) is an American actor, writer, producer, and director, and...  more
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    George H. Ross

    Businessperson, Lawyer
    George H. Ross (born January 6, 1928) was the executive vice president and senior counsel of...  more
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    Larry Silverstein

    Businessperson, Real estate development
    Larry A. Silverstein (born May 30, 1931) is an American businessman. Among his real estate...  more
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    Benjamin Ward

    Politician, Police officer
    Benjamin Ward (August 10, 1926 – June 10, 2002) was the first African American New York City...  more
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    Herman Badillo

    Politician
    Herman Badillo (pronounced bah-DEE-yoh; August 21, 1929 – December 3, 2014) was an American...  more
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    Bruce Cutler (born April 29, 1948) is an American criminal defense lawyer best known for...  more
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    Percy Sutton

    Politician, Entrepreneur
    Percy Ellis Sutton (November 24, 1920 – December 26, 2009) was a prominent black American...  more
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    Leonard Garment (May 11, 1924 – July 13, 2013) was an American attorney, public servant, and...  more
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    Edwin Torres (born January 7, 1931) is a former New York State Supreme Court judge and author...  more
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    Francis E. Dec

    Notary public, Lawyer
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    Frank J. Brasco

    Politician, Lawyer
    Frank James Brasco (October 15, 1932 – October 19, 1998) was an American politician and a...  more
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    Sheldon Silver

    Politician, Lawyer
    Sheldon Silver (born February 13, 1944) is former lawyer, Democratic Party politician from...  more
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    Lawrence Jacobs

    Businessperson, Lawyer
    Lawrence "Lon" A. Jacobs (born May 4, 1955) is the Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice...  more
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    Alexander Lowen (December 23, 1910 – October 28, 2008) was an American physician and...  more
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    Irving Paul Lazar

    Lawyer
    Irving Paul "Swifty" Lazar (March 28, 1907 – December 30, 1993) was an American talent agent...  more
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    Hy Zaret

    Songwriter, Lyricist
    Hy Zaret (born Hyman Harry Zaritsky, August 21, 1907 – July 2, 2007) was an American Tin Pan...  more
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    John J. Delaney

    Politician, Lawyer
    John Joseph Delaney (August 21, 1878 – November 18, 1948) was a United States Representative...  more
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    Robert Rosenthal

    Lawyer
    Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal (June 11, 1917 – April 20, 2007) was a highly...  more