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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 (September 29, 1911 – October 1, 1995) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Smith was born in North Tonawanda, New York. He ...more
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Bob DuPuy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Robert A. "Bob" DuPuy (born c. 1947) is a lawyer and former President and was Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball (MLB). He assumed both titles on March 7, 2002. Prior to ...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 (January 18, 1874 – May 5, 1959) was an American industrialist, and later a diplomat involved in many of the most important geopolitical events during and after World War ...more
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Leonie Brinkema is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Leonie Milhomme Brinkema (born June 26, 1944) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court 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 (December 25, 1860 – December 20, 1915) 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 Jerome Bloustein (January 20, 1925 – December 9, 1989) was the 17th 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 (born April 14, 1930) is an American attorney, businessman and author, as well as a former diplomat. He is the father of Katrina vanden Heuvel, longtime editor of ...more
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Philip Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer
Philip Jonathan Perry (born October 16, 1964) is an American attorney and was a political appointee in the administration of George W. Bush. He was acting associate attorney general at the ...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 (April 2, 1869 – February 1, 1928) was an American professional baseball player, coach and manager from 1891 to 1925. Jennings was a leader, both as a batter and as a ...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 (Peh-oe-ji: Chhòa Eng-bûn, [t͡sʰua˧˩ ɪŋbun˨˦], born 31 August 1956) is a Taiwanese politician and professor who is serving as the President of the Republic of China, ...more

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Rob Andrews is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Robert Ernest Andrews (born August 4, 1957) is an American Democratic politician who served as a U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1990 to 2014. The district ...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. (September 8, 1922 – October 31, 2000) 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 (June 23, 1913 – January 2, 2001) was an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer. He served as United States Attorney General under President Dwight D. Eisenhower and ...more
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Edmund Muskie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Soldier
Edmund Sixtus Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American politician who served as the 58th United States Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter, a United States Senator ...more
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William Sorrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
William H. "Bill" Sorrell (born March 9, 1947) was the longest-serving attorney general in the history of the U.S. state of Vermont. Originally appointed by Governor Howard Dean in ...more
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Ron Kuby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer
Ronald L. Kuby (born July 31, 1956) is an American criminal defense and civil rights lawyer, radio talk show host and television commentator. He has also hosted radio programs on WABC Radio in ...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. (November 2, 1922 – November 30, 2003) was a U.S. Congressman from New York and former President of the World Bank Group.
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Philip H. Hoff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Philip Henderson Hoff (June 29, 1924 – April 26, 2018) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. He was most notable for his service as the 73rd Governor of Vermont from 1963 to ...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 (born July 7, 1952) is an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. A Democrat, Justice Albin is noted for his jurisprudence in New Jersey's criminal law, with his ...more
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Ernest Wilson Huffcut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cornell Law School Alumni
Lawyer
Ernest Wilson Huffcut (November 21, 1860 – May 4, 1907) was an American lawyer and educator, born in Kent, Connecticut. He attended Cornell University where he was a brother of Theta Delta Chi ...more