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Famous University Of Chicago Law School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    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 company...  more
  • 2
    Politician, Diplomat

    Age74

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    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 to...  more
  • 3
    Politician, Author

    Age79

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    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 founded The...  more

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  • 4

    Age75

    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
  • 5
    Lawyer

    Age52

    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. Gaos, the first...  more
  • 6
    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
  • 7
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age61

    BirthplacePlymouth, Minnesota, United States of America

    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
  • 8
    Businessperson

    Age60

    BirthplaceYonkers, New York

    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 been...  more
  • 9
    Politician

    Age62

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, United States of America

    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
  • 10
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age65

    BirthplaceDes Peres, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    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 office. He...  more
  • 11

    Age89

    BirthplaceProvo, Utah

    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 of...  more
  • 12

    Age101

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    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 retirement in...  more
  • 13
    Judge, Lawyer

    Age80

    BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado, United States of America

    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....  more
  • 14

    Age73

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    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
  • 15
    Diplomat, Professor

    Age83

    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    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
  • 16
    Judge, Professor

    Age66

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    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 Tenth...  more
  • 17
    Businessperson

    Age60

    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
  • 18
    Businessperson, Television producer

    Age59

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    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 was...  more
  • 19
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age59

    BirthplaceFort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    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. A moderate...  more
  • 20
    Economist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 98 (1910-2009)

    BirthplaceStaryi Chortoryisk, Ukraine

    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
  • 21
    Journalist, Historian

    AgeDec. at 96 (1912-2008)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    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 Good War and...  more
  • 22
    Politician

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut

    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 Connecticut...  more
  • 23

    Age60

    BirthplaceMt. Juliet, Tennessee

    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
  • 24

    Age75

    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois

    Robert B. Barnett (born August 26, 1946) is an American lawyer who is a partner at the law firm Williams & Connolly. ...  more
  • 25
    Author, Lawyer

    Age79

    BirthplaceMamaroneck, New York

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