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Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni

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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?”
  • 1
    Paul Simon

    Paul Simon

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Newark, New Jersey

    Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Geraldo Rivera

    Geraldo Rivera

    Talk show host, Journalist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 3
    Bernard Madoff

    Bernard Madoff

    Investment broker, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    David Dinkins

    David Dinkins

    Politician, Teacher


    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, United States of America

    David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is an American politician, lawyer, and author who... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Kevin Heffernan

    Kevin Heffernan

    Comedian, Film Producer


    BirthplaceWest Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Kevin Heffernan (born May 25, 1968) is an American actor, writer, producer, and director, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    George H. Ross

    Businessperson, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    George H. Ross (born January 6, 1928) was the executive vice president and senior counsel of... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Larry Silverstein

    Larry Silverstein

    Businessperson, Real estate development


    BirthplaceBedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York

    Larry A. Silverstein (born May 30, 1931) is an American businessman. Among his real estate... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Benjamin Ward

    Benjamin Ward

    Politician, Police officer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1926-2002)

    BirthplaceWeeksville, New York City, New York

    Benjamin Ward (August 10, 1926 – June 10, 2002) was the first African American New York City... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Herman Badillo

    Herman Badillo



    BirthplaceCaguas, Puerto Rico

    Herman Badillo (pronounced bah-DEE-yoh; August 21, 1929 – December 3, 2014) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    William F. Aldinger III


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William F. Aldinger III is an American businessman. Aldinger served as the President and Chief... more on Wikipedia
  • 11


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Bruce Cutler (born April 29, 1948) is an American criminal defense lawyer best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    William Parente

    AgeDec. at 60 (1949-2009)

    The bodies of William Parente (59), Betty Parente (58), and their daughters Stephanie Parente... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Percy Sutton

    Politician, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 89 (1920-2009)

    BirthplaceTexas, Area code 210, Contiguous United States, Comal County, San Antonio

    Percy Ellis Sutton (November 24, 1920 – December 26, 2009) was a prominent black American... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Leonard Garment

    AgeDec. at 89 (1924-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Leonard Garment (May 11, 1924 – July 13, 2013) was an American attorney, public servant, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Edwin Torres


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Edwin Torres (born January 7, 1931) is a former New York State Supreme Court judge and author... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Francis E. Dec

    Notary public, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1926-1996)

    BirthplaceHempstead, New York

  • 17
    Frank J. Brasco

    Frank J. Brasco

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 66 (1932-1998)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    Frank James Brasco (October 15, 1932 – October 19, 1998) was an American politician and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Sheldon Silver

    Sheldon Silver

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Sheldon Silver (born February 13, 1944) is former lawyer, Democratic Party politician from... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Lawrence Jacobs

    Businessperson, Lawyer



    Lawrence "Lon" A. Jacobs (born May 4, 1955) is the Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Alexander Lowen (December 23, 1910 – October 28, 2008) was an American physician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Irving Paul Lazar


    AgeDec. at 86 (1907-1993)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Irving Paul "Swifty" Lazar (March 28, 1907 – December 30, 1993) was an American talent agent... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Hy Zaret

    Songwriter, Lyricist

    AgeDec. at 100 (1907-2007)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Hy Zaret (born Hyman Harry Zaritsky, August 21, 1907 – July 2, 2007) was an American Tin Pan... more on Wikipedia
  • 23


    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Nicole Dryden (born April 5, 1975) is a former competitive swimmer who represented Canada at... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    John J. Delaney

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1878-1948)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    John Joseph Delaney (August 21, 1878 – November 18, 1948) was a United States Representative... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Robert Rosenthal


    AgeDec. at 90 (1917-2007)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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