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

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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Vanderbilt University Law School?” and “Which celebrities are Vanderbilt University Law School alumni?”

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Jack Thompson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Lawyer John Bruce "Jack" Thompson is an American activist and disbarred attorney, based in Coral Gables, Florida. Thompson is known for his role as an anti-video-game activist, particularly ...more

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Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Public speaker, Politician, Journalist Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompson is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing ...more

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Vince W. Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Vincent Walker "Vince" Foster, Jr. was a Deputy White House Counsel during the first few months of President Bill Clinton's administration. Before that he was a partner at Rose Law ...more

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Karl Dean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Karl Foster Dean is the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. He was sworn in on September 21, 2007. From 1999 to January 9, 2007, Karl Dean ...more

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Pauline LaFon Gore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Lawyer Pauline LaFon Gore was the mother of former United States Vice President Al Gore and the wife of former US Senator Al Gore, Sr.. She is credited with playing a significant role in both of their ...more

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Fred Graham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Journalist, Lawyer Fred Graham served as chief anchor and managing editor of the former Court TV. Graham was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from West End High School in Nashville, Tennessee. He later ...more

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Greg Abbott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott is an American lawyer and politician, who is the 48th and current Governor of Texas. He was the 50th Attorney General of Texas. He is a Republican. Abbott ...more

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Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Judge Gilbert Stroud Merritt Jr. is an American lawyer and jurist. He currently is a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Hans von Spakovsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Lawyer Hans Anatol von Spakovsky is an American attorney and a former member of the Federal Election Commission. He was nominated to the FEC by President George W. Bush on December 15, 2005 and was ...more

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Lance Cargill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Politician Lance Cargill is an American lawyer and Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Cargill served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from January 2, 2007 to January ...more

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Martha Craig Daughtrey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Martha Craig Daughtrey Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey is a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Born Covington, Kentucky, Daughtrey received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1964 and a ...more

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Steve Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Steve Gilbertserves as Assistant Secretary and Disclosure and Compliance Officer for Valero Energy Corporation. In this latter role, Gilbert oversees and manages Valeros compliance with the ...more

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Cornelia A. Clark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Lawyer Cornelia A. "Connie" Clark is an American lawyer who is a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Michael O. McCarthy III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Michael O. McCarthy III has served as our Vice President and General Counsel since May 2003. From May 2001 to February 2003, Mr. McCarthy served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and ...more

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Clay Travis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Clay Travis Richard Clay Travis is an American sports journalist, writer and television analyst for Fox Sports. He works as an analyst on Fox Sports 1's college pre-game show, as well as their weekly SEC ...more

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Roy Herron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Minister of religion, Lawyer Roy Herron is an American politician, attorney and author. He is immediate past Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party. He was previously the Tennessee State Senator for the 24th district ...more

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James C. Mahan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
James C. Mahan Judge James C. Mahan is a United States federal judge. Born in El Paso, Texas, Mahan received a B.A. from the University of Charleston in 1965 and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1973. ...more

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Bruce Bennett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Bruce Bennett Bruce Bennett was a Democratic politician from El Dorado, Arkansas, who served as his state's attorney general from 1957–1960 and from 1963–1966. Bennett lost primary elections for governor of ...more

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Bobby Lee Cook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Bobby Lee Cook Bobby Lee Cook is a well-known defense attorney from Summerville, Georgia, in Chattooga County. He has practiced law since the late 1940s, and is known for combining a sharp legal mind with a ...more

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Jane Branstetter Stranch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Jane Branstetter Stranch Jane Branstetter Stranch is a United States federal appeals court judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Ben Quayle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Attorney at law, Lawyer Benjamin Eugene "Ben" Quayle is an American politician, and a former U.S. Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district. A member of the Republican Party, he is the son of ...more

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Kevin H. Sharp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Kevin H. Sharp Kevin Hunter Sharp is the Chief United States district court judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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John Musmanno is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
John Musmanno John L. Musmanno is a senior judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He was born in Stowe Township, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 1963, where he was a ...more

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James F. Neal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Vanderbilt University Law School Alumni
Lawyer James Foster Neal was an American trial lawyer who prosecuted labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, as well as top officials of the Nixon Administration in the Watergate scandal.