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List Rules People 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Politician, Author, Law professor Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more

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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Writer, Lawyer Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th U.S. ...more

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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Activist, Politician, Lecturer Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, ...more

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Sigourney Weaver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and film producer, known for playing Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, Weaver quickly came ...more

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Greg Giraldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Gregory C. "Greg" Giraldo was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, and lawyer. Giraldo was best known for his appearances on Comedy Central's televised roast ...more

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Barney Frank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Politician Barnett "Barney" Frank is an American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he ...more

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Cole Porter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Songwriter, Screenwriter, Lyricist Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. ...more

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Lloyd Blankfein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer Lloyd Craig Blankfein is an American business executive. He is the CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs. He assumed this position upon the May 2006 nomination of former CEO Henry Paulson to United ...more

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Cass Sunstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Legal Scholar, Author, Teacher Cass Robert Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who was the ...more

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Charles Hamilton Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston was a prominent African-American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow ...more

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Keith Boykin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Editor, Novelist, Author Keith Boykin is an American broadcaster, author and commentator. He was editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor, and a co-host of the BET TV talk show My Two Cents.

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Kenneth I. Chenault is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Businessperson Kenneth Irvine Chenault is an American business executive. He has been the CEO and Chairman of American Express since 2001. He is the third black CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

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Sandy Berger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger was the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs to President Bill Clinton, from 1997 to 2001. He was also one of the prominent actors of ...more

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Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President of the United States. As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to ...more

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John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Attorney at law John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of ...more

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Laura Stein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Laura Stein

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Hill Harper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author Frank Eugene Harper, known professionally as Hill Harper, is an American film, television and stage actor, and author. He is best known for his portrayal of Will Beckford in the 2000 film The

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William J. Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Lawyer William Jennings "Bill" Jefferson is a former American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for nine terms from 1991 ...more

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Caspar Weinberger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Lawyer Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger, GBE, was an American politician and businessman. As a prominent Republican, he served in a variety of prominent state and federal positions for three ...more

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. An American Founding Father, Adams was a statesman, diplomat, ...more

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William James Sidis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Inventor, Scientist William James Sidis was an American child prodigy with exceptional mathematical abilities and a claimed mastery of many languages. After his death, his sister made the unverifiable claim that ...more

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James Russell Lowell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Poet, Diplomat, Lawyer James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets ...more

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Richard Kleindienst is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Lawyer Richard Gordon Kleindienst was an American lawyer, politician, and a U.S. Attorney General during the Watergate political scandal.

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Pamela Thomas-Graham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Pamela Thomas-Graham is an African-American businesswoman, corporate leader, and author. She is a senior executive at Credit Suisse, where she serves on the bank's 10-member Executive Board.

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Elliott Abrams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Elliott Abrams is an American diplomat, lawyer and political scientist who served in foreign policy positions for U.S. Presidents, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. While serving for Reagan, ...more