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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
Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public ...more

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Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Gerald Ford Politician, Actor, Lawyer Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving ...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 Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder is an American lawyer, writer and radio and television personality who calls himself the "Sage of South Central," a district of Los Angeles, ...more

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

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Clarence Darrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Clarence Darrow Politician, Lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for ...more

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Michele Coleman Mayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Michele Coleman Mayes 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
Kenneth Reeves Politician Kenneth Reeves appeared in the 2011 documentary film Taboo Yardies.

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Frank Murphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Frank Murphy Judge, Politician, Jurist William Francis "Frank" Murphy was a politician and jurist from Michigan. He was named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1940 after a political career as Governor of Michigan and Mayor of ...more

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Valerie Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Valerie Jarrett Businessperson, Lawyer Valerie June Bowman Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama ...more

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Rob Portman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Rob Portman Lawyer Robert Jones "Rob" Portman is an American lawyer and the junior United States Senator from Ohio, in office since 2011. Previously he served as the 14th United States Trade ...more

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James William Good is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
James William Good Politician, Lawyer James William Good was an American politician from the state of Iowa, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Cabinet of President Herbert Hoover as Secretary of War. He was a ...more

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Sam Zell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Sam Zell Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur Samuel "Sam" Zell is an American business magnate. He is chairman of Equity Group Investments, the private investment firm he founded in the 1960s. The majority of his investment ...more

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Eric Lefkofsky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Eric Lefkofsky Investor, Entrepreneur Eric Paul Lefkofsky is a U.S.-born entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of Groupon, co-founder of Lightbank; founder & director of InnerWorkings, Inc., Echo Global Logistics, Inc., ...more

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Arthur Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Arthur Brown Arthur Brown was a United States Senator from Utah. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, he attended the common schools and graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1862. He pursued ...more

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Harold Ford, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Harold Ford, Jr. Politician Harold Eugene Ford, Jr. is an American politician and was the last chairman of the now-defunct Democratic Leadership Council. He was a Democratic Party member of 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
Bob Woodruff Journalist, Newsreader Robert Warren "Bob" Woodruff is an American television journalist. His career in journalism dates back to 1989, and he is widely known for succeeding Peter Jennings as co-anchor of ABC ...more

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Ronald Olson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Ronald Olson Anthropologist, Lawyer Ronald L. Olson 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 of Yahoo! in ...more

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Miriam Defensor Santiago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Miriam Defensor Santiago Judge, Politician, Political scientist Miriam Defensor Santiago is a Filipino politician, notable for having served in all three branches of the Philippine government – judicial, executive, and legislative. She was named one of The ...more

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Philip Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Philip Hart Politician, Lawyer Philip Aloysius Hart was an American lawyer and politician. A Democrat, he served as a United States Senator from Michigan from 1959 until his death in 1976. He was known as the "Conscience ...more

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Ken Salazar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Ken Salazar Politician, Lawyer Kenneth Lee "Ken" Salazar served as the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior, in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013. A member of the Democratic ...more

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Melody Barnes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Melody Barnes Melody C. Barnes was chosen by President Barack Obama to serve as the Director of the Domestic Policy Council for his administration. Obama announced her appointment on November 24, 2008. She ...more

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George W. Crockett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
George W. Crockett, Jr. Politician George William Crockett Jr. was an African-American attorney, jurist, and congressman from the U.S. state of Michigan. He also served as a national vice-president of the National Lawyers Guild ...more

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Gilbert Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Gilbert Hitchcock Publisher, Politician Gilbert Monell Hitchcock was a Representative and a Senator from Nebraska, and the founder of the Omaha World-Herald.

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Paul Gillmor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Paul Gillmor Lawyer Paul Eugene Gillmor was an American politician of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative from the 5th congressional district of Ohio from 1989 until his death.

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Charles Henderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Charles Henderson Lawyer Charles Belknap Henderson was an American attorney, businessman, and politician who served as United States Senator from Nevada.

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James P. Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
James P. Hoffa Lawyer James Phillip Hoffa is an attorney and labor leader and the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Hoffa was first elected during December 1998 and took office on March ...more

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John Porter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
John Porter Lawyer John Edward Porter is a former United States Representative from Illinois. Porter was born in Evanston, Illinois, was educated in public schools, and then attended Massachusetts Institute of ...more

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Dick Gephardt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Dick Gephardt Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer Richard Andrew "Dick" Gephardt is an American politician who served as a United States Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005. A member of the Democratic Party, he was House ...more

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Robert P. Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Robert P. Griffin Judge, Politician Robert Paul Griffin was a Republican U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan and Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Griffin was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended ...more

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Henry F. Ashurst is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Henry F. Ashurst Politician Henry Fountain Ashurst was an American Democratic politician and one of the first two Senators from Arizona. Largely self-educated, he served as a district attorney and member of the Arizona ...more

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Bill Bogaard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Bill Bogaard Politician, Lawyer William Joseph "Bill" Bogaard is an American politician, and the current mayor of Pasadena, California. Bogaard is a member of the Democratic Party. He was first elected as mayor in ...more

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Harry M. Daugherty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Harry M. Daugherty Politician, Lawyer Harry Micajah Daugherty was an American politician. A key Ohio Republican political insider, Daugherty is best remembered for his service as Attorney General of the United States under ...more

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Brad Keywell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Brad Keywell Entrepreneur Brad Keywell is an entrepreneur based in Chicago. He is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Lightbank, a venture fund investing in disruptive technology businesses. He is a co-founder and ...more

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George Ariyoshi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
George Ariyoshi Politician, Lawyer George Ryoichi Ariyoshi, served as the third Governor of Hawaii from 1974 to 1986. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He assumed the governorship when John A. Burns was declared ...more

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Dave Kopel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Dave Kopel Journalist, Political scientist, Lawyer Dave Kopel is an American author, attorney, political science researcher, gun rights advocate, and contributing editor to several publications. He is currently Research Director of the ...more

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David Westin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
David Westin Businessperson David Westin is the Principal of Witherbee Holdings, LLC, advising and investing in media companies. He was the President and CEO of NewsRight from 2011 to 2012. Before that, he was president of ...more

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Ben Konop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Ben Konop Politician Ben Konop is a former Lucas County Commissioner. He ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Toledo, Ohio in 2009, after a heckler booed him and called him a liar for going back on his pledge to remain ...more

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Kathryn D Wriston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Kathryn D Wriston Businessperson, Lawyer Kathryn D. Wriston has been a Director of Stanley Works since 1996 and is Member of Corporate Governance, Executive and Finance Pension Committees. She is also a Director of Goodyear Tire Rubber ...more

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John M. Walker, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
John M. Walker, Jr. Judge, Lawyer John Mercer Walker, Jr. is a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was appointed to the Second Circuit in 1989 and served as the Circuit's chief judge from ...more

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Rob Pelinka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Rob Pelinka Sports agent, Lawyer Robert Todd Pelinka, Jr. is an American lawyer, National Basketball Association sports agent and former college basketball player from Lake Bluff, Illinois. He is best known as Kobe Bryant's ...more

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Hugh Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Hugh Hewitt Editor, Radio personality, Writer Hugh Hewitt is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network, lawyer, academic, and author. A conservative, a Catholic, he comments on society, politics, and what he regards as ...more

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Kit Clardy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Kit Clardy Lawyer Kit Francis Clardy was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was also known as Michigan's McCarthy, referring to his affinity for the controversial anti-communist U.S. Senator Joseph ...more

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Louis Frey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Louis Frey, Jr. Lawyer Louis Frey, Jr., is an American politician and a Republican former member of the United States House of Representatives, who served from 1969 until 1979. He represented Florida's 5th ...more

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Deanell Reece Tacha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Deanell Reece Tacha Judge, Lawyer Deanell Reece Tacha is a retired United States federal judge who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Since 2011, she has been the Dean of the Pepperdine ...more

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Mike Cox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Mike Cox Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer Michael Anthony "Mike" Cox was Michigan's 52nd Attorney General; the first Republican to hold that office since 1955. Cox took office in 2003 and won re-election in 2006. Michigan ...more

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Maria Lourdes Sereno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Maria Lourdes Sereno Judge, Jurist, Lawyer María Lourdes Aranal-Sereno is the 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. At age 52, she is the second youngest and the first female to head the judiciary. In August ...more

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Roger Gregory is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Roger Gregory Judge Roger L. Gregory is a United States federal judge, currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Branch Rickey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Branch Rickey Baseball player Wesley Branch Rickey was an innovative Major League Baseball executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was perhaps best known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier ...more

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Brian Kelly is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Brian Kelly Actor Brian Kelly was an American actor best known for his role as Porter Ricks, the widowed father of two sons on the NBC television series Flipper, and as Scott Ross in the ABC adventure series ...more

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Ernest Willard Gibson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Law School Alumni
Ernest Willard Gibson Politician, Lawyer Ernest Willard Gibson was a politician and lawyer from Vermont. He served as a United States Representative and Senator.