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Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 13.5k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Barack Obama

    Politician, Author

    Age59

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Barack Hussein Obama born August 4, 1961is an American attorney and politician who served as... more on Wikipedia

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    Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Michelle Obama

    Writer, Lawyer

    Age56

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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    Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Ralph Nader

    Activist, Politician

    Age86

    BirthplaceWinsted, Connecticut, United States of America

    Ralph Nader (; born February 27, 1934) is an American political activist, author, lecturer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #82 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans#69 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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    Sigourney Weaver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Sigourney Weaver

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age70

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (; born October 8, 1949) is an American actress. Dubbed... more on Wikipedia

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    Greg Giraldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Greg Giraldo

    Comedian, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 45 (1965-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Gregory C. Giraldo (December 10, 1965 – September 29, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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    #105 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#89 of 96 The Most Original Comedians

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    Barney Frank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Barney Frank

    Politician

    Age80

    BirthplaceBayonne, New Jersey, USA

    Barnett Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American former politician. He served as a member of... more on Wikipedia

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    Cole Porter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Cole Porter

    Songwriter, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 73 (1891-1964)

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Peru

    Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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    Lloyd Blankfein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Lloyd Blankfein

    Businessperson, Lawyer

    Age66

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lloyd Craig Blankfein (born September 20, 1954) is an American investment banker who has... more on Wikipedia
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    Cass Sunstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Cass Sunstein

    Legal Scholar, Author

    Age66

    BirthplaceMiddlesex County, Concord, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Cass Robert Sunstein FBA (born September 21, 1954) is an American legal scholar, particularly... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles Hamilton Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    AgeDec. at 55 (1895-1950)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Charles Hamilton Houston (September 3, 1895 – April 22, 1950) was a prominent African-American... more on Wikipedia
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    Keith Boykin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Keith Boykin

    Editor, Novelist

    Age55

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) is an American progressive broadcaster, author and... more on Wikipedia
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    Kenneth I. Chenault is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Kenneth I. Chenault

    Businessperson

    Age69

    BirthplaceMineola, New York

    Kenneth Irvine Chenault (born June 2, 1951) is an American business executive. He was the CEO... more on Wikipedia
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    Sandy Berger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Sandy Berger

    Politician, Lobbyist

    Age74

    BirthplaceMillerton, New York, United States of America

    Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger (October 28, 1945 – December 2, 2015) was a political consultant... more on Wikipedia

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    Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Rutherford B. Hayes

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1822-1893)

    BirthplaceDelaware County, Ohio, Delaware, United States, with Territories

    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th president of the... more on Wikipedia
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    John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    John Quincy Adams

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 81 (1767-1848)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Braintree, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America

    John Quincy Adams ( (listen); July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia
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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

    Hill Harper

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age54

    BirthplaceIowa City, Iowa, United States of America

    Francis Eugene "Hill" Harper (born May 17, 1966) is an American actor and author. He is known... more on Wikipedia

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    #125 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#56 of 100 The Smartest Celebrities

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    William J. Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Age73

    BirthplaceLake Providence, Louisiana, USA

    William Jennings Jefferson (born March 14, 1947) is an American former politician from... more on Wikipedia
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    Caspar Weinberger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    AgeDec. at 89 (1917-2006)

    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

    Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger (August 18, 1917 – March 28, 2006) was an American politician... more on Wikipedia
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    John Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    John Adams

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 91 (1735-1826)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Braintree, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America

    John Adams Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, attorney,... more on Wikipedia

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    William James Sidis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    William James Sidis

    Inventor, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 46 (1898-1944)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William James Sidis (; April 1, 1898 – July 17, 1944) was an American child prodigy with... more on Wikipedia
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    James Russell Lowell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    James Russell Lowell

    Poet, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 72 (1819-1891)

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    James Russell Lowell (; February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet,... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Kleindienst is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    AgeDec. at 77 (1923-2000)

    BirthplaceWinslow, Arizona, United States of America

    Richard Gordon Kleindienst /kline-DEENST/ (August 5, 1923 – February 3, 2000) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Pamela Thomas-Graham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni
    Pamela Thomas-Graham (born June 24, 1963) is an American businesswoman, corporate leader, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Elliott Abrams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

    Elliott Abrams

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age72

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Elliott Abrams (born January 24, 1948) is an American diplomat and lawyer who has served in... more on Wikipedia
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