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Famous Cornell Law School Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.5k views66 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    AgeDec. at 84 (1911-1995)

    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    Henry P. Smith III (September 29, 1911 – October 1, 1995) was a Republican member of the...  more
  • 2
    Robert A. "Bob" DuPuy (born c. 1947) is a lawyer and former President and was Chief Operating...  more
  • Marshall Phelps3
  • Myron Charles Taylor4

    Myron Charles Taylor

    Business magnate, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 85 (1874-1959)

    BirthplaceLyons, New York

    Myron Charles Taylor (January 18, 1874 – May 5, 1959) was an American industrialist, and later...  more
  • 5

    Leonie Brinkema

    Judge, Lawyer


    BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey

    Leonie Milhomme Brinkema (born June 26, 1944) is a United States District Judge of the United...  more
  • John T. Morrison6

    AgeDec. at 55 (1860-1915)

    BirthplacePennsylvania, United States of America

    John Tracy Morrison (December 25, 1860 – December 20, 1915) was the sixth Governor of Idaho...  more
  • Edward J. Bloustein7
    Edward Jerome Bloustein (January 20, 1925 – December 9, 1989) was the 17th President of...  more
  • William vanden Heuvel8

    William vanden Heuvel

    Businessperson, Diplomat


    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    William Jacobus vanden Heuvel (born April 14, 1930) is an American attorney, businessman and...  more
  • 9


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Philip Jonathan Perry (born October 16, 1964) is an American attorney and was a political...  more
  • David M. Sherbin10

    David M. Sherbin



    David M. Sherbin is vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for Delphi...  more
  • Hughie Jennings11

    Hughie Jennings

    Manager, Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 59 (1869-1928)

    BirthplacePittston, Pennsylvania

    Hugh Ambrose Jennings (April 2, 1869 – February 1, 1928) was an American professional baseball...  more
  • Tsai Ing-wen12

    Tsai Ing-wen



    BirthplaceFangshan, Pingtung

    Tsai Ing-wen (Peh-oe-ji: Chhòa Eng-bûn, [t͡sʰua˧˩ ɪŋbun˨˦], born 31 August 1956) is a...  more
  • Rob Andrews13

    Rob Andrews

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceCamden County, Camden, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

    Robert Ernest Andrews (born August 4, 1957) is an American Democratic politician who served as...  more
  • 14


    Marcia Goldstein is chair of the Business, Finance Restructuring department at Weil, Gotshal ...  more
  • Samuel Pierce15

    Samuel Pierce


    AgeDec. at 78 (1922-2000)

    BirthplaceGlen Cove, New York, United States of America

    Samuel Riley Pierce Jr. (September 8, 1922 – October 31, 2000) was Ronald Reagan's Secretary...  more
  • William P. Rogers16

    AgeDec. at 88 (1913-2001)

    BirthplaceNorfolk, New York, USA

    William Pierce Rogers (June 23, 1913 – January 2, 2001) was an American politician, diplomat,...  more
  • Edmund Muskie17

    Edmund Muskie

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 82 (1914-1996)

    BirthplaceRumford, Maine, United States of America

    Edmund Sixtus Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American politician who served...  more
  • William Sorrell18

    William Sorrell

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBurlington, Vermont, United States of America

    William H. "Bill" Sorrell (born March 9, 1947) was the longest-serving attorney general in...  more
  • 19

    Ron Kuby



    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    Ronald L. Kuby (born July 31, 1956) is an American criminal defense and civil rights lawyer,...  more
  • Barber Conable20

    Barber Conable


    AgeDec. at 81 (1922-2003)

    BirthplaceWarsaw, New York, United States of America

    Barber Benjamin Conable Jr. (November 2, 1922 – November 30, 2003) was a U.S. Congressman from...  more
  • Philip H. Hoff21
    Philip Henderson Hoff (June 29, 1924 – April 26, 2018) was an American politician from the...  more
  • David L Boehnen22

    David L Boehnen

    Businessperson, Lawyer
    David Boehnen serves as executive vice president for SUPERVALU, a position he has held since...  more
  • Thomas A. Russo23

    Thomas A. Russo

    Thomas A. Russo is executive vice president and general counsel of American International...  more
  • 24

    Barry T. Albin

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Barry T. Albin (born July 7, 1952) is an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. A...  more
  • 25

    AgeDec. at 47 (1860-1907)

    BirthplaceKent, Connecticut

    Ernest Wilson Huffcut (November 21, 1860 – May 4, 1907) was an American lawyer and educator,...  more