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

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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Jerry Springer and William Jennings Bryan.

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

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William Jennings Bryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Orator William Jennings Bryan was a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States. He served two terms as ...more

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Adlai Stevenson II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Politician Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was an American politician and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking, and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. He ...more

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Harold Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Harold Lee Washington was an American lawyer, politician and elected in 1983 as the 51st Mayor of Chicago. He was the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from April 29, 1983 until ...more

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Tyler Goldman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Tyler Goldman brings a wealth of experience launching and heading up innovative entertainment and technology companies to Buzznet. Prior to joining the company, Goldman served as a board member ...more

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Elbert Henry Gary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Elbert Henry Gary Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Lawyer Elbert Henry Gary was an American lawyer, county judge and corporate officer. He was a key founder of U.S. Steel in 1901, bringing together partners J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. ...more

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Henry Thomas Rainey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Henry Thomas Rainey was a prominent U.S. politician during the first third of the 20th century. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1921 and from 1923 to his ...more

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Jerry Reinsdorf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer Jerry M. Reinsdorf is a CPA, lawyer and an owner of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the MLB's Chicago White Sox. He started his professional life as a tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. ...more

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Pat Quinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Patrick Joseph "Pat" Quinn, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 41st Governor of Illinois. A member of the Democratic Party, Quinn began his career as an activist by ...more

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Marc J. Lane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Investor, Financial adviser, Author Marc J. Lane is a business, trust, estate, and tax attorney, Master Registered Financial Planner, Registered Financial Counselor, and Certified Investment Specialist. Lane served as Chairman of ...more

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Dennis Daugaard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Dennis M. Daugaard is an American politician who has been the 32nd Governor of South Dakota since January 2011. Upon winning the 2010 South Dakota gubernatorial election, Daugaard became the ...more

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James R. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer James Robert Thompson, Jr., also known as Big Jim Thompson, was the 37th and longest serving Governor of the US state of Illinois. A Republican, Thompson was elected to fifteen consecutive terms ...more

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John Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Judge John Paul Stevens is a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who served from December 19, 1975, until his retirement on June 29, 2010. At the time of his ...more

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Dale Bumpers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Dale Leon Bumpers is an American politician who served as the 38th Governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975; and then in the United States Senate from 1975 until his retirement in January 1999. He ...more

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Candace Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Model, Actor, Lawyer Candace Elizabeth Smith is an American lawyer, actress, model, and beauty queen from Dayton, Ohio. Smith was a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins.

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Newton N. Minow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Newton Norman Minow is an American attorney and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. His speech referring to television as a "vast wasteland" is cited even as the ...more

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Robert Kostelka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Robert William Kostelka, usually known as Bob Kostelka, is a former district attorney, district judge, and circuit judge, and, currently, a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate from ...more

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Peter M Sommerhauser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Peter M. Sommerhauser is a shareholder of Godfrey Kahn's Corporate Practice group in the Milwaukee office. Peter's experience in corporate law covers a broad range of areas, including mergers ...more

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Tina Tchen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Christina M. "Tina" Tchen is an American lawyer. She serves as Assistant to President Barack Obama; Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama; and Executive Director of the White ...more

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Judy Biggert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Judith Borg "Judy" Biggert is the former U.S. Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district, serving from 1999 to 2013. She is a member of the Republican Party. Biggert was ...more

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Arthur Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Arthur Joseph Goldberg was an American statesman and jurist who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Supreme Court Justice and Ambassador to the United Nations.

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Richard Ben-Veniste is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste, is an American lawyer. He first rose to prominence as a special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. He has also been a member of the 9/11 Commission. He is known for ...more

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William Sherman Jennings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
William Sherman Jennings William Sherman Jennings was a U.S. politician. He served as the 18th Governor of Florida after being a lawyer, county judge and state representative.

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Eddie Einhorn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Eddie Einhorn is minority owner and Vice Chairman of the Chicago White Sox. Einhorn produced the nationally syndicated radio broadcast of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in ...more

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Kenesaw Mountain Landis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Mountain Landis was an American jurist who served as a federal judge from 1905 to 1922 and as the first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death. He is remembered for his ...more

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Jared F. Bartie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Jared F. Bartie joined in November 2008 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel overseeing legal and business affairs for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

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Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Talk show host, Politician, Journalist Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer is an English-born American television presenter. He is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor, actor, and musician. He has hosted ...more

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Alfred E. Woodward is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Judge, Military Officer, Lawyer Alfred Eno Woodward II was the Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court, DuPage County, Illinois, from 1973 to 1975 and the father of reporter and author Bob Woodward.

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Timothy Ferris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Author Timothy Ferris is a science writer and the best-selling author of twelve books, including The Science of Liberty and Coming of Age in the Milky Way, for which he was awarded the American ...more

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James L. Connaughton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
James L. Connaughton Politician, Lawyer James Laurence Connaughton is an American energy industry lawyer and the former George W. Bush administration environmental adviser. Connaughton served as chairman of the White House Council on ...more

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Albert E. Mead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Albert Edward Mead was the fifth Governor of Washington, serving in that position from 1905 to 1909.

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Richard Tallman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Richard Charles Tallman is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.

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Horace Ward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Horace Taliaferro Ward was the first African American to challenge the racially discriminatory practices at the University of Georgia School of Law. Ward was born in LaGrange, Georgia. After ...more

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Ada Kepley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Ada Kepley Lawyer Ada Harriet Miser Kepley was the first American woman to graduate from law school.

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Bernard Kleiman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Bernard Kleiman Lawyer Bernard Kleiman was a prominent labor lawyer and the general counsel to the United Steelworkers of America for over 30 years and an adviser to 5 of the union’s presidents during years of turmoil ...more

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Pat Quinn Gubernatorial admini... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni

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Matt Bartle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Matt Bartle Matt Bartle is a Republican politician from Missouri. He was born in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from David H. Hickman High School, and went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics ...more

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Jerome Gilson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Jerome Gilson Lawyer Jerome Gilson is an American trademark lawyer and author of a multivolume treatise on trademark law.

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Ron Coleman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Ron Coleman Ronald David Coleman is a lawyer and legal blogger who is known for his work in the areas of First Amendment and intellectual property rights, especially pertaining to the Internet, and ...more

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James Robert Mann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
James Robert Mann James Robert Mann was an American legislator and U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1897–1922. He was a member of the Republican party, and served as House Minority Leader from 1911 to 1919.

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Ruben Castillo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Ruben Castillo Judge Ruben Castillo is the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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Dawn Clark Netsch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Politician, Law professor Dawn Clark Netsch was an Illinois professor of law and politician. A member of the Democratic Party in the United States, she served in the Illinois State Senate, as Illinois Comptroller and in ...more

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Richard H. Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Richard H. Bernstein Lecturer, Lawyer Richard H. Bernstein is an American lawyer and current Michigan Supreme Court Justice, who, until 2014, was practicing at The Law Offices of Sam Bernstein, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan ...more

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Roger Taylor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Roger Taylor Roger Taylor was the 18th president of Knox College, located in Galesburg, Illinois. A 1963 graduate of Knox, he became president in 2001 after serving as the chair of the college's board of ...more

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Graham T. Perry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Lawyer Graham T. Perry was a prominent African-American attorney who served as assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois. He is also the father of stage director Shauneille Perry and uncle ...more

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Edmond E. Chang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Edmond E. Chang Edmond E-Min Chang is a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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Algenon L. Marbley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Algenon L. Marbley Judge Algenon L. Marbley is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Born in Morehead City, North Carolina, Marbley received a B.A. from ...more

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Joel Martin Flaum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Joel Martin Flaum is a United States federal judge. Born in Hudson, New York, Flaum received a B.A. from Union College in 1958, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1963, and an ...more

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J.B. Pritzker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
J.B. Pritzker Mr. Pritzker is a Partner of and founded New World Ventures in 1996, which has become one of Chicago's prominent early-stage technology fund managers. He is also Managing Partner of The Pritzker ...more

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Latham Castle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Latham Castle Latham Castle was a United States federal judge. Born in Sandwich, Illinois, Castle was in the United States Army towards the end of World War I, in 1918, and then received an LL.B. from ...more

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Wendy E. Long is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Northwestern University School Of Law Alumni
Wendy E. Long Lawyer Wendy Elizabeth Long is an American litigation attorney. She was the nominee of the Republican Party and the Conservative Party of New York State in November 2012 for the United States Senate in ...more