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List of famous law professors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top law professors in the world? This includes the most prominent law professors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable law professors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic law professors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned law professors.

Examples of people on this list include Cass Sunstein and John Yoo.

From reputable, prominent, and well known law professors to the lesser known law professors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the law professor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous law professors ever?" and "What are the names of famous law professors?" then you're in the right place. (150 items)
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
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Cass Sunstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Cass Robert Sunstein FBA (born September 21, 1954) is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral ...more
Hugh Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Hugh Hewitt (born February 22, 1956) is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network and an attorney, academic, and author. Generally a conservative, and a devout Catholic, he ...more
Elena Kagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Elena Kagan (; born April 28, 1960) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in May 2010, and confirmed by the Senate in ...more
John Yoo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
John Choon Yoo (born July 10, 1967) is a Korean-American attorney, law professor, former government official, and author. Yoo is currently the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the ...more
Michael C. Dorf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Michael C. Dorf is an American law professor and a scholar of U.S. constitutional law. He is currently a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. In addition to constitutional law, Professor Dorf ...more
Neal Katyal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Neal Kumar Katyal (born March 12, 1970) is an American lawyer and partner at Hogan Lovells, as well as Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University Law ...more
Jane Kelsey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Elizabeth Jane Kelsey is a professor of law at the University of Auckland and a prominent critic of globalisation. Jane Kelsey has an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the ...more
Ann Althouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Ann Althouse (born January 12, 1951) is an American law professor and blogger.
Margaret Somerville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, (born 13 April 1942) is Professor of Bioethics at University of Notre Dame Australia. She was previously Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill ...more
Adam Winkler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Adam Winkler is an actor and television director.
Eugene Volokh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Eugene Volokh ( VOL-ək;; born February 29, 1968) is a Ukrainian-American legal scholar known for his scholarship in American constitutional law and libertarianism, as well as his prominent legal ...more
Noah Feldman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Noah R. Feldman (born May 22, 1970) is an American author and Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Much of his work is devoted to analysis of law and religion.
William Stewart Simkins ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
William Stewart Simkins (August 25, 1842 – February 27, 1929) was a Confederate soldier and professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin. While a Citadel cadet, he quite possibly fired ...more
Stephen Gillers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Stephen Gillers
Stephen Gillers is a professor at the New York University School of Law. He is often cited as an expert in legal ethics. After graduating from Brooklyn College he received his J.D. in 1968 from ...more
Todd Zywicki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Todd J. Zywicki (born January 18, 1966) is a George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, teaching in the areas of bankruptcy and contracts.He ...more
Glenn Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Glenn Harlan Reynolds (born August 27, 1960) is Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, and is known for his American politics weblog, ...more
Mary Ann Glendon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Mary Ann Glendon (born October 7, 1938) is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a former United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She teaches and writes on bioethics, ...more
Robert P. George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Robert Peter George (born July 10, 1955) is an American legal scholar, political philosopher, and public intellectual who serves as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the ...more
Annette Gordon-Reed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Annette Gordon-Reed (born November 19, 1958) is an American historian and law professor. She is currently the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard University, where she ...more
Kris Kobach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Kris William Kobach (; born March 26, 1966) is an American politician who served as the 31st Secretary of State of Kansas. A former Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party and member of the City ...more
Amir Attaran is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Amir Attaran (Persian: امیر عطاران‎) is a Canadian-American-Iranian law and medicine professor. Currently, Attaran is a Full Professor in both the Faculty of Law and the School of Epidemiology, ...more
Derrick Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Derrick Albert Bell Jr. (November 6, 1930 – October 5, 2011) was an American lawyer, professor, and civil rights activist. In 1971, he became the first tenured African-American professor of law ...more
Harold Hongju Koh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Harold Hongju Koh (born December 8, 1954) is an American lawyer and legal scholar. He served as the Legal Adviser of the Department of State. He was nominated to this position by President ...more