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Famous Yale Law School Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 3.1k views551 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Yale Law School and be of some renown.

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

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton are included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Yale Law School?” and “Which celebrities are Yale Law School alumni?”
  • Bill Clinton1

    Bill Clinton

    Statesman, Politician


    BirthplaceHope, Arkansas, United States of America

    William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American...  more

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  • Hillary Clinton2

    Hillary Clinton

    Spokesperson, Politician


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham, October 26, 1947) is an American...  more

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  • Yul Kwon3

    Yul Kwon

    Businessperson, Actor


    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Yul Kwon (born February 14, 1975) is an American television host and former government...  more

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  • Ben Stein4

    Ben Stein

    Commentator, Financial adviser


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and...  more

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  • Cory Booker5

    Cory Booker

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior...  more
  • Pat Robertson6

    Pat Robertson

    Businessperson, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American media mogul, televangelist,...  more

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  • Gerald Ford7

    Gerald Ford

    Politician, American football player

    AgeDec. at 93 (1913-2006)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an...  more

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  • John Yoo8

    John Yoo

    Professor, Author


    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    John Choon Yoo (born July 10, 1967) is a Korean-American attorney, law professor, former...  more
  • Gary Hart9

    Gary Hart

    Commentator, Politician


    BirthplaceOttawa, Kansas, United States of America

    Gary Warren Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence; November 28, 1936) is an American politician,...  more
  • Charles A. Reich10


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Charles Alan Reich (; May 20, 1928 – June 15, 2019) was an American academic and writer best...  more
  • Paul Tsongas11

    Paul Tsongas


    AgeDec. at 56 (1941-1997)

    BirthplaceMiddlesex County, United States of America, Lowell, United States, with Territories

    Paul Efthemios Tsongas (; February 14, 1941 – January 18, 1997) was an American politician. He...  more
  • George B. Selden12

    George B. Selden

    Businessperson, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 76 (1846-1922)

    BirthplaceClarkson, New York

    George Baldwin Selden (September 14, 1846 in Clarkson, New York – January 17, 1922 in...  more
  • Lawrence Lessig13

    Lawrence Lessig

    Professor, Author


    BirthplaceRapid City, South Dakota, United States of America

    Lester Lawrence Lessig III (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic, attorney, and...  more
  • John Lindsay14

    John Lindsay

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1921-2000)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York

    John Vliet Lindsay (; November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000) was an American politician,...  more
  • Sargent Shriver15

    Sargent Shriver

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 96 (1915-2011)

    BirthplaceWestminster, Maryland, United States of America

    Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. (; November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011) was an American diplomat,...  more
  • Allard K. Lowenstein16

    AgeDec. at 51 (1929-1980)

    BirthplaceArea code 862, Area code 973, Area codes 862 and 973, Essex County, Contiguous United States

    Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (January 16, 1929 – March 14, 1980) was an American Democratic...  more
  • Brien McMahon17

    Brien McMahon

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 49 (1903-1952)

    BirthplaceNorwalk, Connecticut, United States of America

    Brien McMahon, born James O'Brien McMahon (October 6, 1903 – July 28, 1952) was an American...  more
  • Sonia Sotomayor18

    Sonia Sotomayor

    Editor, Judge


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Sonia Maria Sotomayor (Spanish: [ˈsonja sotomaˈʝoɾ]; born June 25, 1954) is an Associate...  more


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  • Kenji Yoshino19

    Kenji Yoshino

    Educator, Jurist


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Kenji Yoshino (born May 1, 1969) is a legal scholar and the Chief Justice Earl Warren...  more
  • Jamie Pedersen20

    Jamie Pedersen

    Politician, Lawyer


    Jamie Pedersen (born September 9, 1968) is an American lawyer and politician from the state...  more
  • Charles Whitebread21
    Charles H. Whitebread (April 2, 1943 – September 16, 2008) was the George T. Pfleger Professor...  more
  • Robert Reich22

    Robert Reich

    Commentator, Politician


    BirthplacePennsylvania, Scranton, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

    Robert Bernard Reich (; born June 24, 1946) is an American economist, professor, author, and...  more
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton23


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is an American politician serving as a non-voting...  more
  • Jerry Brown24

    Jerry Brown

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

    Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician who served as the 34th...  more
  • David Wu25

    David Wu

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceHsinchu, Taiwan

    David Wu (traditional Chinese: 吳振偉; simplified Chinese: 吴振伟; pinyin: Wú Zhènwěi; born April 8,...  more