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Famous Harvard Law School Alumni

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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?”
  • Barack Obama1

    Barack Obama

    Politician, Author


    BirthplaceArea code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States

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

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  • Michelle Obama2

    Michelle Obama

    Writer, Lawyer


    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

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

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  • Ralph Nader3

    Ralph Nader

    Activist, Politician


    BirthplaceWinsted, Connecticut, United States of America

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

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  • Sigourney Weaver4

    Sigourney Weaver

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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

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  • Greg Giraldo5

    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

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  • Barney Frank6

    Barney Frank



    BirthplaceHudson County, Bayonne, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

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

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    #5 of 11 11 Gay Celebrities Who Came Out in the 1980s#19 of 50 The Most Important LGBTQ+ Thinkers of All Time

  • Cole Porter7

    Cole Porter

    Songwriter, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 73 (1891-1964)

    BirthplacePeru, Indiana, United States of America

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

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  • Lloyd Blankfein8

    Lloyd Blankfein

    Businessperson, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Lloyd Craig Blankfein (born September 20, 1954) is an American investment banker who has...  more
  • Cass Sunstein9

    Cass Sunstein

    Legal Scholar, Author


    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
  • Charles Hamilton Houston10

    AgeDec. at 55 (1895-1950)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Charles Hamilton Houston (September 3, 1895 – April 22, 1950) was a prominent African-American...  more
  • Keith Boykin11

    Keith Boykin

    Editor, Novelist


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) is an American progressive broadcaster, author and...  more
  • Kenneth I. Chenault12

    Kenneth I. Chenault



    BirthplaceMineola, New York

    Kenneth Irvine Chenault (born June 2, 1951) is an American business executive. He was the CEO...  more
  • Sandy Berger13

    Sandy Berger

    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplaceMillerton, New York, United States of America

    Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger (October 28, 1945 – December 2, 2015) was a political consultant...  more
  • Rutherford B. Hayes14

    Rutherford B. Hayes

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1822-1893)

    BirthplaceDelaware, Ohio, United States of America

    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was the 19th president of the...  more

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  • John Quincy Adams15

    John Quincy Adams

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 81 (1767-1848)

    BirthplaceBraintree, Massachusetts Bay, British America

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

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  • Laura Stein16

    Laura Stein

  • Hill Harper17

    Hill Harper

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceUSA, Iowa City, Iowa

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

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  • William J. Jefferson18


    BirthplaceLake Providence, Louisiana, USA

    William Jennings Jefferson (born March 14, 1947) is an American former politician from...  more
  • Caspar Weinberger19

    AgeDec. at 89 (1917-2006)

    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

    Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger (August 18, 1917 – March 28, 2006) was an American politician...  more
  • John Adams20

    John Adams

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 91 (1735-1826)

    BirthplaceBraintree, Massachusetts Bay, British America

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

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  • William James Sidis21

    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
  • James Russell Lowell22

    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
  • Richard Kleindienst23

    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
  • 24
    Pamela Thomas-Graham (born June 24, 1963) is an American businesswoman, corporate leader, and...  more
  • Elliott Abrams25

    Elliott Abrams

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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