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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Howard University School of Law and be of some renown.

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

Thurgood Marshall and Douglas Wilder are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Howard University School of Law?” and “Which celebrities are Howard University School of Law alumni?”
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Thurgood Marshall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Judge, Politician, Jurist

Age: Dec. at 85 (1908-1993)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer, serving as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall ...more

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Douglas Wilder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 88

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Lawrence Douglas Wilder (born January 17, 1931) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 66th Governor of Virginia, from 1990 to 1994. He was the first African American to serve as ...more
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Adrian Fenty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Consultant, Lawyer

Age: 48

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Adrian Malik Fenty (born December 6, 1970) is an American politician who served as the sixth mayor of the District of Columbia. He served one term, from 2007 to 2011, losing his bid for ...more
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Roland Burris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 81

Birthplace: Illinois, United States of America, Clinton County, Washington County, Centralia, + more

Roland Wallace Burris (born August 3, 1937) is an American politician and attorney who is a former United States Senator from the state of Illinois and a member of the Democratic Party. In 1978, ...more
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Oliver Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Actor, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 100 (1907-2007)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Oliver White Hill, Sr. (May 1, 1907 – August 5, 2007) was an American civil rights attorney from Richmond, Virginia. His work against racial discrimination helped end the doctrine of ...more
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Vicki Miles-LaGrange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Judge, Politician

Age: 66

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Vicki Miles-LaGrange (born September 30, 1953) is a former Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. She was the first ...more
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Mary Ann Shadd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Poet

Age: Dec. at 70 (1823-1893)

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (October 9, 1823 – June 5, 1893) was an American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer. She was the first Black woman publisher in North ...more
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Robert L. Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Judge

Age: Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)

Birthplace: Caryville, Florida

Robert Lee Carter (March 11, 1917 – January 3, 2012) was an American lawyer, civil rights activist and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern ...more
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Letitia James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 60

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Letitia "Tish" A. James (born October 18, 1958) is an American lawyer, activist and politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party, and is the Attorney General of New York having ...more
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Henry L. Marsh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 85

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Henry Leander Marsh III (born December 10, 1933) is an American civil rights lawyer and politician. A Democrat, in 1977 Marsh was elected by the city council as the first African-American mayor ...more
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Damon Keith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Judge

Age: 96

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Damon Jerome Keith (July 4, 1922 – April 28, 2019) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the ...more
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Vernon Jordan Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 83

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. (born August 15, 1935) is an American business executive and civil rights activist in the United States. A leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement, he was chosen by ...more
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Dovey Johnson Roundtree ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina

Dovey Johnson Roundtree (April 17, 1914 – May 21, 2018) was an African-American civil rights activist, ordained minister, and attorney. Her 1955 victory before the Interstate Commerce Commission ...more
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Charlotte E. Ray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 61 (1850-1911)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Charlotte E. Ray (January 13, 1850 – January 4, 1911) was the first Black American female lawyer in the United States. Ray graduated from Howard University School of Law in 1872. She was also ...more
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Joseph Woodrow Hatchett ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Joseph Woodrow Hatchett

Age: 86

Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida, USA

Joseph Woodrow Hatchett (born September 17, 1932) is an attorney in private practice and was formerly a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ...more
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Emil Ali is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Entrepreneur

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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Malik Zulu Shabazz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Activist, Lawyer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Malik Zulu Shabazz (born Paris Lewis in 1966) is an American attorney. He has previously served as Chairman of the New Black Panther Party. As of 2013, he is the current National President of ...more
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Oscar Brown, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Oscar Brown, Sr. Businessperson, Lawyer

Birthplace: Camden, Arkansas

Oscar Brown Sr. was a prominent Chicago businessman, lawyer and community activist. He is also the father of singer Oscar Brown Jr.
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Anne Elise Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Anne Elise Thompson

Age: 85

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anne Elise Thompson (born 1934) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
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Consuelo Bland Marshall ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni

Age: 83

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee

Consuelo Bland Marshall (born 1936) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
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William Benson Bryant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
William Benson Bryant

Age: Dec. at 94 (1911-2005)

Birthplace: Wetumpka, Alabama

William Benson Bryant (September 18, 1911 – November 13, 2005) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and served as the first ...more
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Tanya Walton Pratt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Tanya Walton Pratt Judge

Age: 60

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Tanya Marie Walton Pratt (born December 14, 1959) is an American jurist who serves as United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
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Kevin P. Chavous is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Kevin P. Chavous

Age: 62

Birthplace: Indiana

Kevin P. Chavous (born May 17, 1956) is an attorney, author, education reform activist, and former Democratic Party politician in Washington, D.C., in the United States. He served as a member of ...more
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Wilkie D. Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Wilkie D. Ferguson Judge

Age: Dec. at 65 (1938-2003)

Birthplace: Florida

Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. (May 11, 1938 – June 9, 2003) was an American lawyer and judge. He served as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District ...more
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Leland DeGrasse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Howard University School Of Law Alumni
Leland DeGrasse

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Leland George DeGrasse (born 1945/1946) was a judge in New York, New York, who served for seven years as an Associate Justice of the New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First ...more