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

Items here include everything from Rudy Giuliani to John F. Kennedy, Jr..

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to New York University School of Law?” and “Which celebrities are New York University School of Law alumni?”

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Pilot, Businessperson, Journalist John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President ...more

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Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Film Score Composer, Humorist, Comedian Demetri Evan Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. Martin is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, being a contributor on The Daily Show and ...more

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Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani is an American lawyer, businessman, former politician, and public speaker from New York. Politically a Democrat and then an Independent in the ...more

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Ed Koch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Commentator, Film critic, Politician Edward Irving "Ed" Koch was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator. He served in the United States House of ...more

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Rachel Kramer Bussel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Editor, Writer Rachel Kramer Bussel is an author, columnist, and editor, specializing in erotica. She previously studied at the New York University School of Law and earned her bachelor's degree in Political ...more

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Bob Packwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Robert William "Bob" Packwood is a U.S. politician from Oregon and a member of the Republican Party. He resigned from the United States Senate, under threat of expulsion, in 1995 after ...more

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Howard Cosell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Talk show host, Announcer, Journalist Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, ...more

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Glenn Greenwald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author Glenn Edward Greenwald is an American lawyer, journalist and author. He was a columnist for Guardian US from August 2012 to October 2013. He was a columnist for Salon.com from 2007 to 2012, and ...more

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Elihu Root is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Elihu Root was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the Secretary of War under two presidents, including President Theodore Roosevelt. He was the prototype of the 20th century ...more

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Meir Kahane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law 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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Robert Clark Corrente is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Robert Clark Corrente was the United States Attorney for the state of Rhode Island.

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Jay Lovestone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Jay Lovestone was at various times a member of the Socialist Party of America, a leader of the Communist Party USA, leader of a small oppositionist party, an anti-Communist and Central ...more

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David Boies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer David Boies is an American lawyer and chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner. He has been involved in various high-profile cases in the United States.

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Raymond Kelly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Police officer Raymond Walter "Ray" Kelly was the longest serving Commissioner of the New York City Police Department in its history and the first person to hold the post for two non-consecutive ...more

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Lamar Alexander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr. is an American politician and the senior United States senator from Tennessee having served since 2003. A member of the Republican Party, Alexander previously served ...more

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Louis J. Freeh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Judge Louis Joseph Freeh served as the fifth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from September 1993 to June 2001. Freeh began his career as an agent of the FBI, and was later an assistant ...more

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Ma Ying-jeou is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician Ma Ying-jeou is a Taiwanese politician and the current President of the Republic of China. Previous roles include Justice Minister and Mayor of Taipei. He was also the Chairman of the Kuomintang ...more

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Carol Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer Carol Bellamy has been Director of the Peace Corps, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, and President and CEO of World Learning. In April 2009, Bellamy was appointed as ...more

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John A. Carrig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson John A. Carrig (born January 14, 1952) is currently the chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance for ConocoPhillips. He has been with the company since 1978 when he was ...more

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Ann Althouse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Professor, Law professor Ann Althouse is an American law professor and blogger.

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Mohamed ElBaradei is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei is an Egyptian law scholar and diplomat who was the last Vice President of Egypt serving on an acting basis from 14 July 2013 until his resignation on 14 August 2013. ...more

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Rudy Boschwitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician Rudolph Ely "Rudy" Boschwitz is a former Independent-Republican United States Senator from Minnesota. He served in the Senate from December 1978 to January 1991, in the 96th, 97th, ...more

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Ashwin Madia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Jigar Ashwin Madia, known as Ashwin Madia, is an American attorney and Iraq War veteran who ran for the United States Congress in Minnesota's 3rd congressional district in 2008. He won the ...more

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Paul Tagliabue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Paul John Tagliabue is a former Commissioner of the National Football League. He took the position in 1989 and was succeeded by Roger Goodell, who was elected to the position on August 8, 2006. ...more

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Helen Miller Shepard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Helen Miller Shepard Socialite Helen Miller Gould Shepard was an American philanthropist born in Manhattan in New York City.

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Diana DeGette is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Diana Louise DeGette is the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district, serving since 1997, and a Chief Deputy Whip. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is ...more

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Jacob K. Javits is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Jacob Koppel "Jake" Javits was a Republican Party politician who served as a United States Senator from New York from 1957 to 1981. He was one of the most liberal of liberal ...more

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Tasker Oddie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Tasker Lowndes Oddie was an American politician. He was the 12th Governor of Nevada and a United States Senator. He was a member of the Republican Party.

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Robert I. Lipp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson Mr. Lipp is an American businessman who has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years. He is currently a Senior Advisorand member of the Board at JPMorgan Chase.

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Martin Lipton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Martin Lipton is an American lawyer. He is a founding partner of the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz specializing in advising major corporations on mergers and acquisitions and ...more

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William G. Bassler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Judge William G. Bassler is a former judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, serving from 1991 until 2006. He is currently an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School ...more

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John C. Coffee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Professor, Law professor, Lawyer John C. "Jack" Coffee, Jr. is the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia University Law School.

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Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Arthur Boggess Culvahouse, Jr. is the former Chair of O'Melveny & Myers, an international law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers with offices around the world. Culvahouse also served as counsel ...more

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Barbara Thomas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson, Banker, Lawyer Barbara Thomas, Lady Judge, CBE, known before as Barbara Singer Thomas, is an American-British lawyer and businesswoman who lives in London and has dual citizenship. Lady Judge is Chairman ...more

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Herb Kelleher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer Herbert "Herb" David Kelleher is the co-founder, Chairman Emeritus, and former CEO of Southwest Airlines.

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Peter Safran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer Peter Safran is a film producer and manager.

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Samuel J. Tilden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Samuel Jones Tilden was the 25th Governor of New York and the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency in the disputed election of 1876, winning a popular vote majority, but ultimately being ...more

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Samuel Pierce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr. was Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from January 23, 1981 until January 20, 1989.

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Eric R. Dinallo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Eric R. Dinallo is a partner at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Formerly Superintendent of Insurance for New York State, he was nominated by Governor Eliot Spitzer and confirmed by ...more

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Loretta A. Preska is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Judge Loretta A. Preska is Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a former nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Fiorello H. LaGuardia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Politician Fiorello Henry La Guardia was the 99th Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he had been elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 ...more

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Gary Bettman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer Gary Bruce Bettman is the commissioner of the National Hockey League, a post he has held since February 1, 1993. Previously, Bettman was a senior vice-president and general counsel to the ...more

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Constance L. Rice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Civil Rights Advocate, Lawyer Constance L. “Connie” Rice is a prominent American civil rights activist and lawyer. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles. She has received more ...more

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Joseph M. McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Judge Joseph Michael McLaughlin was a federal appellate judge in the United States. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he received an A.B. from Fordham College in 1954, and was a Captain the United States ...more

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Judith Kaye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Judge Judith Smith Kaye is a retired New York judge who served as Chief Judge of New York from March 23, 1993 until December 31, 2008. She was the first woman to occupy the State Judiciary's highest

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Dave Knudson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer David L. "Dave" Knudson is an American lawyer, former Majority Leader of the South Dakota Senate, and a member of the Republican Party.

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Nabil Elaraby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Nabil Elaraby is an Egyptian diplomat who has been Secretary-General of the Arab League since July 2011. Previously, he was Foreign Minister of Egypt in Essam Sharaf's government from March to ...more

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Jill Chaifetz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Jill Chaifetz was an American lawyer and children's rights advocate. Chaifetz grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1986. She earned a law degree from ...more

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Crystal Eastman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Crystal Catherine Eastman was an American lawyer, antimilitarist, feminist, socialist, and journalist. She is best remembered as a leader in the fight for women's suffrage, as a co-founder and ...more

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Anthony H. Gair is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous New York University School Of Law Alumni
Anthony H. Gair Lawyer Anthony H. "Tony" Gair is a New York attorney and Advocate. He is a partner of the law firm Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf,Bloom & Rubinowitz, which was founded by his ...more