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Famous Yale Law School Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 3.2k 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?”
  • 1

    Bill Clinton

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

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    Hillary Clinton

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

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    Yul Kwon

    Businessperson, Actor
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    Ben Stein

    Commentator, Financial adviser
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    Cory Booker

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

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

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    Gerald Ford

    Politician, American football player
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    John Yoo

    Professor, Author
    John Choon Yoo (born July 10, 1967) is a Korean-American attorney, law professor, former...  more
  • 9

    Gary Hart

    Commentator, Politician
    Gary Warren Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence; November 28, 1936) is an American politician,...  more
  • 10
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  • 11

    Paul Tsongas

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  • 12

    George B. Selden

    Businessperson, Inventor
    George Baldwin Selden (September 14, 1846 in Clarkson, New York – January 17, 1922 in...  more
  • 13

    Lawrence Lessig

    Professor, Author
    Lester Lawrence Lessig III (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic, attorney, and...  more
  • 14

    John Lindsay

    Politician, Lawyer
    John Vliet Lindsay (; November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000) was an American politician,...  more
  • 15

    Sargent Shriver

    Politician, Soldier
    Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. (; November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011) was an American diplomat,...  more
  • 16
    Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (January 16, 1929 – March 14, 1980) was an American Democratic...  more
  • 17

    Brien McMahon

    Politician, Lawyer
    Brien McMahon, born James O'Brien McMahon (October 6, 1903 – July 28, 1952) was an American...  more
  • 18

    Sonia Sotomayor

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    Kenji Yoshino

    Educator, Jurist
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    Jamie Pedersen

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    Jamie Pedersen (born September 9, 1968) is an American lawyer and politician from the state...  more
  • 21
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  • 22

    Robert Reich

    Commentator, Politician
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  • 23
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  • 24

    Jerry Brown

    Politician, Lawyer
    Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician who served as the 34th...  more
  • 25

    David Wu

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