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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.