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Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni

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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like John Ashcroft and David Rubenstein.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Chicago Law School?” and “Which celebrities are University of Chicago Law School alumni?”
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David Rubenstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Lawyer
David Mark Rubenstein (born August 11, 1949) is an American financier and philanthropist. He is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity investment ...more
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Carol Moseley Braun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun (born August 16, 1947), is an American diplomat, politician, and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 ...more

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John Ashcroft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Politician, Author, Composer
John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American lawyer and former politician who served as the 79th U.S. Attorney General (2001–2005), in the George W. Bush Administration. He later ...more
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Christopher C. DeMuth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Lawyer
Christopher C. DeMuth is an American lawyer and a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute. He was the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, from 1986 to ...more
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Ted Frank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Lawyer
Theodore H. "Ted" Frank (born December 14, 1968), is an American lawyer, activist, and legal writer, based in Washington, D.C. He is the counsel of record and petitioner in Frank v. ...more
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James Hormel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
James Catherwood Hormel (born January 1, 1933) is an American philanthropist and a former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg; appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1999, Hormel was the ...more
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Amy Klobuchar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Amy Jean Klobuchar (; born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, ...more

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James Comey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Businessperson
James Brien Comey Jr. (; born December 14, 1960) is an American lawyer who was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 until his dismissal in May 2017. Comey had ...more
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Richard Cordray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Politician
Richard Adams Cordray (born May 3, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from 2012 to 2017. Prior to his ...more
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Jim Talent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
James Matthes Talent (born October 18, 1956) is an American politician and former U.S. Senator from Missouri. He is a Republican and resided in the St. Louis area while serving in elected ...more
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Dallin H. Oaks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Writer
Dallin Harris Oaks (born August 12, 1932) is an American jurist, educator, and religious leader who since 2018 has been the First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ ...more
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John Paul Stevens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
John Paul Stevens Judge
John Paul Stevens (April 20, 1920 – July 16, 2019) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1975 until his voluntary ...more
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Mary M. Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Mary Murphy Schroeder (born December 4, 1940) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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Frank H. Easterbrook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Frank Hoover Easterbrook (born September 3, 1948) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He was Chief Judge from November 2006 to October ...more
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Mary Ann Glendon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Diplomat, Professor, Law professor
Mary Ann Glendon (born October 7, 1938) is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a former United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She teaches and writes on bioethics, ...more
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Michael W. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Judge, Professor, Law professor
Michael William McConnell (born May 18, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a constitutional law scholar who served as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the ...more
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Daniel M Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Businessperson
Mr. Daniel M. Dickinson is a Managing Partner at Thayer Capital Partners and Thayer Equity Investors V, L.P. He joined the firm in 2001 and oversees the day to day operations. He has extensive ...more
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Adam Silver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Adam Silver Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer
Adam Silver is an American lawyer and the deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the National Basketball Association. He has held this post since July 2006. On October 25, 2012, he ...more
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Rob McKenna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Robert Marion "Rob" McKenna (born October 1, 1962) is an American attorney who served two terms as Attorney General of Washington after serving on the Metropolitan King County Council. ...more
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Rose Friedman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Economist, Writer
Rose Director Friedman (; born Rose Director, December, 1910 – 18 August 2009), also known as Rose D. Friedman, was a free-market economist and co-founder of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman ...more
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Studs Terkel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Author
Louis "Studs" Terkel (May 16, 1912 – October 31, 2008) was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for The ...more
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William Tong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Politician
William Morten Tong (born c. 1973) is an American lawyer serving as the 25th Attorney General of Connecticut. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a member of the ...more
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Dale Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Lawyer
J. Dale Wainwright (born June 19, 1961, in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee) is a former associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court, now in private practice with Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Austin, ...more
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Robert Barnett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Robert Barnett Lawyer
Robert B. Barnett (born August 26, 1946) is an American lawyer who is a partner at the law firm Williams & Connolly.
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Sam Yasgur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni
Author, Lawyer
Samuel S. Yasgur (January 9, 1942 – June 23, 2016) was an attorney; Sullivan County, New York official; and the son of Max Yasgur, who leased land on his 600 acres (2.4 km2) dairy farm in ...more