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Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni

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

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

List is made up of graduates like Ann Coulter and Gerald Ford.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Michigan Law School?” and “Which celebrities are University of Michigan Law School alumni?”
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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Commentator, Author, Writer

Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Ann Hart Coulter (; born December 8, 1961) is an American far-right media pundit, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She became known as a media pundit in the late 1990s, appearing in print and ...more

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Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Politician, American football player, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to ...more

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Larry Elder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Larry Elder Lawyer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder (born April 27, 1952) is an American attorney, author, and radio program host.

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Michael Newdow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Physician, Social activist, Lawyer

Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Michael Arthur Newdow (born June 24, 1953) is an American attorney and emergency medicine physician. He is best known for his efforts to have recitations of the current version of the Pledge of ...more
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Clarence Darrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1857-1938)

Birthplace: Kinsman Township, Ohio

Clarence Seward Darrow (; April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer who became famous in the early 20th century for his involvement in the Leopold and Loeb murder trial and the ...more
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Michele Coleman Mayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer
Michele Coleman Mayes has been named vice president and general counsel of The Allstate Corporation and senior vice president and general counsel for Allstate Insurance Company, effective ...more
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Kenneth Reeves is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Politician

Age: 68

Kenneth Reeves (born 1951) served as the mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, from 1992 to 1995 and again from 2006 to 2007. He is the first openly gay African-American man to have ...more
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Frank Murphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Judge, Politician, Jurist

Age: Dec. at 59 (1890-1949)

Birthplace: Harbor Beach, Michigan, United States of America

William Francis Murphy (April 13, 1890 – July 19, 1949) was a Democratic politician and jurist from Michigan. He was named to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1940 after a political ...more

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Valerie Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Shiraz, Iran

Valerie June Jarrett (née Bowman; born November 14, 1956) is an American businesswoman and former government official. She served as the senior advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama and ...more
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Rob Portman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Ohio, Cincinnati, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Robert Jones Portman (born December 19, 1955) is an American Republican politician, serving as the junior United States Senator from Ohio. Portman previously served as a U.S. Representative, the ...more
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James William Good is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 63 (1866-1929)

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

James William Good (September 24, 1866 – November 18, 1929) was an American politician from the state of Iowa, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Cabinet of President ...more
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Sam Zell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

Age: 77

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Samuel Zell (born Shmuel Zielonka, September 28, 1941) is an American billionaire businessman, the founder and chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building ...more
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Eric Lefkofsky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Investor, Entrepreneur

Age: 49

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Eric Paul Lefkofsky (born September 2, 1969) is an American billionaire businessman. He is the founder of Tempus,and the co-founder of Groupon, Echo Global Logistics (ECHO), InnerWorkings ...more
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Arthur Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 63 (1843-1906)

Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Arthur Brown (March 8, 1843 – December 12, 1906) was a United States Senator from Utah.
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Harold Ford, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Politician

Age: 48

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Harold Eugene Ford Jr. (born May 11, 1970) is an American financial managing director, pundit, author, and former U.S. congressman who served from 1997–2007 in the United States House of ...more
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Bob Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader

Age: 57

Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

Robert Warren Woodruff (born August 18, 1961) is an American television journalist.

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Ronald Olson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Anthropologist, Lawyer

Age: 77

Ronald L. Olson (born July 9, 1941) is an American attorney and a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP. He was the lead attorney representing the board of directors ...more
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Miriam Defensor Santiago... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Judge, Politician, Political scientist

Age: 73

Birthplace: Iloilo City, Philippines

Miriam Palma Defensor Santiago (15 June 1945 – 29 September 2016) was a Filipino academic, lawyer, judge, author, and statesman, who served in all three branches of the Philippine government: ...more
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Philip Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 64 (1912-1976)

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Philip Aloysius Hart (December 10, 1912 – December 26, 1976) was an American lawyer and politician. A Democrat, he served as a United States Senator from Michigan from 1959 until his death from ...more
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Ken Salazar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Alamosa, Colorado, United States of America

Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to ...more
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Melody Barnes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni

Age: 54

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Melody C. Barnes (born April 29, 1964) is an American lawyer and political advisor. Formerly an aide and chief counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barnes ...more
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George W. Crockett, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 88 (1909-1997)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

George William Crockett Jr. (August 10, 1909 – September 7, 1997) was an African-American attorney, jurist, and congressman from the U.S. state of Michigan. He also served as a national ...more
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Gilbert Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Publisher, Politician

Age: Dec. at 75 (1859-1934)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Gilbert Monell Hitchcock (September 18, 1859 – February 3, 1934) was an American congressman and U.S. Senator from Nebraska, and the founder of the Omaha World-Herald newspaper.
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Paul Gillmor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1939-2007)

Birthplace: Ohio, United States, with Territories, Tiffin, Seneca County

Paul Eugene Gillmor (February 1, 1939 – c. September 5, 2007) was an American politician of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative from the 5th congressional district of Ohio ...more
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Charles Henderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1873-1954)

Birthplace: Area codes 408 and 669, California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Charles Belknap Henderson (June 8, 1873 – November 8, 1954) was an American attorney, businessman, and politician who served as United States Senator from Nevada.