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Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 14.2k views1.3k items

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

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

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    Michelle Obama

    Writer, Lawyer
    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (née Robinson; born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer,...  more

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    Ralph Nader

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    Sigourney Weaver

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    Greg Giraldo

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    Barney Frank

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    Cole Porter

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    Lloyd Blankfein

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    Lloyd Craig Blankfein (born September 20, 1954) is an American investment banker who has...  more
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    Cass Sunstein

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    Keith Boykin

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    Kenneth I. Chenault

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    Sandy Berger

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    Rutherford B. Hayes

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    John Quincy Adams

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    Laura Stein

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    Hill Harper

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    Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger (August 18, 1917 – March 28, 2006) was an American politician...  more
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    John Adams

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    William James Sidis

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    James Russell Lowell

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    Richard Gordon Kleindienst /kline-DEENST/ (August 5, 1923 – February 3, 2000) was an American...  more
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    Elliott Abrams

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