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Famous New York Law School Alumni

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

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

Examples include Judith Sheindlin and Mario Biaggi.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to New York Law School?” and “Which celebrities are New York Law School alumni?”
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Chester Carlson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Patent attorney, Physicist, Inventor
Chester Floyd Carlson was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for having invented the process of electrophotography, which produced ...more
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Mario Biaggi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician
Mario Biaggi is a former U.S. Representative from New York and former New York City police officer. He was elected as a Democrat from The Bronx in New York City. In 1987 and 1988, he was ...more
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Judy Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Judge, Author, Presenter
Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an American prosecution lawyer, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality, ...more
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Felix Frankfurter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician, Professor, Jurist
Felix Frankfurter was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna and immigrated to New York at the age of 12. He graduated from Harvard Law School ...more
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Meir Kahane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician, Rabbi, Political Activist
Meir David Kahane was a controversial American-Israeli rabbi, ultra-Zionist political figure, and writer, whose work became either the direct or indirect foundation of most modern Jewish ...more
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Maurice R. Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Insurance, Lawyer
Maurice Raymond "Hank" Greenberg is an American business executive and former chairman and CEO of American International Group, which was the world's 18th largest public company and ...more
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Wallace Stevens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Poet, Essayist, Writer
Wallace Stevens was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for ...more
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Jimmy Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician
James John Walker, often known as Jimmy Walker and colloquially as Beau James, was Mayor of New York City from 1926 to 1932. A flamboyant politician, he was a liberal Democrat and part of the ...more
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John Purroy Mitchel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician
John Purroy Mitchel was the 95th mayor of New York from 1914 to 1917. At age 34 he was the second-youngest ever; he is sometimes referred to as "The Boy Mayor of New York." Mayor ...more
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Eliot Engel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician
Eliot Lance Engel is the U.S. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. His new district, District 16, contains parts of the Bronx and ...more
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Michael McMahon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Michael E. "Mike" McMahon is the former U.S. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district, serving from 2009 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was ...more
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Mike Arcuri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician
Michael Angelo "Mike" Arcuri is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for New York's 24th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic ...more
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Zygi Wilf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer, Lawyer
Zygi Wilf is a film producer.
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Benjamin A. Gilman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician
Benjamin Arthur "Ben" Gilman is a former Republican United States Representative from New York. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Gilman graduated from Middletown High School in ...more
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James Oddo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician
James Steven Oddo is a Republican politician from Staten Island, currently serving as the Borough President of Staten Island.
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Bainbridge Colby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Bainbridge Colby was an American lawyer, a co-founder of the United States Progressive Party and Woodrow Wilson's last Secretary of State. Colby was a Republican until he helped co-found the ...more
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John Marshall Harlan II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Jurist, Lawyer
John Marshall Harlan was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1955 to 1971. His namesake was his grandfather John Marshall Harlan, another associate ...more
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Arnold Kopelson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Film Producer, Lawyer
Arnold Kopelson is an American film producer. Among his credits are Platoon, Seven, Outbreak, The Fugitive and The Devil's Advocate.
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Elmer Rice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright
Elmer Rice was an American playwright. He is best known for his plays The Adding Machine and his Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of New York tenement life, Street Scene.
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James W. Gerard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
James W. Gerard Judge, Politician
James Watson Gerard was a United States lawyer and diplomat.
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Arthur Hornblow, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Military Officer, Film Producer, Lawyer
Arthur Hornblow, Jr. was an American film producer. His father, Arthur Hornblow, Sr., was a noted author and editor and theater critic. He produced The Theatre magazine in New York.
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John Francis Hylan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
John Francis Hylan Politician
John Francis Hylan, nicknamed "Red Mike", was the 96th Mayor of New York City from 1918 to 1925.
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Francis Burton Harrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician
Francis Burton Harrison was an American statesman who served in the United States House of Representatives and was appointed Governor-General of the Philippines by President of the United States ...more
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Robert A. Agresta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Politician, Investor, Attorney at law
Robert Anthony Agresta is an investor, businessman, lawyer, inventor and an American Republican Party politician. He is the founder and president of Agresta Acquisitions, a private investment ...more
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Robert F. Wagner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous New York Law School Alumni
Judge, Politician
Robert Ferdinand Wagner I was an American politician. He was a Democratic U.S. Senator from New York from 1927 to 1949. Working closely in the state legislature with fellow New York City ...more