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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
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more

Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law ...more

Cass Sunstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Cass Robert Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who was the ...more

Hugh Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
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

Elena Kagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Elena Kagan is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After ...more

John Yoo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
John Yoo appeared in the 2011 film War on Terror.

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 is an American lawyer and chaired professor of law. He served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States from May 2010 until June 2011. As Acting Solicitor General, ...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 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, AM, FRSC is the Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill University, as well as professor in the university's faculty of medicine and the founding director of the ...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 is an American law professor, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. He publishes the blog "The Volokh Conspiracy". He is an academic affiliate ...more

Noah Feldman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Noah Feldman is an American author and professor of law at Harvard Law School.

William Stewart Simkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
William Stewart Simkins was a Confederate soldier and professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin. As a military cadet, he quite possibly fired the first shot of the American Civil

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 is George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, teaching in the areas of bankruptcy and contracts. He has also works for the ...more

Glenn Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Glenn Harlan Reynolds is Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, and is best known for his weblog, Instapundit, one of the most widely read American ...more

Mary Ann Glendon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Mary Ann Glendon, J.D., LL.M. 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, comparative ...more

Robert P. George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Robert Peter George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as ...more

Annette Gordon-Reed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Annette Gordon-Reed is an American historian and law professor noted for changing scholarship on Thomas Jefferson regarding his relationship with Sally Hemings and children by her. Gordon-Reed ...more

Kris Kobach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Kris W. Kobach is the Secretary of State of Kansas. He is also currently of counsel with the Immigration Law Reform Institute, the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. He ...more

Amir Attaran is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Amir Attaran is a Canadian lawyer and law professor. Currently, Attaran is Associate Professor of Law and Population Health and the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health ...more

Derrick Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Derrick Albert Bell, Jr. was the first tenured African-American Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and is largely credited as one of the originators of critical race theory. He was a ...more

Harold Hongju Koh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Harold Hongju Koh is a Korean American lawyer and legal scholar. He served as the Legal Adviser of the Department of State. He was nominated to this position by President Barack Obama on March ...more

John Palfrey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
John Palfrey is a leading American educator, scholar, and law professor. He is a notable authority on the legal aspects of emerging media, and he is an advocate for Internet freedom, including ...more

Dawn Johnsen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Dawn Elizabeth Johnsen is an American lawyer and the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Constitutional law, who is currently on the faculty at Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in ...more

Martha Minow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Martha Louise Minow is the Morgan and Helen Chu Professor of Law and the Dean of Harvard Law School. She has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981. Minow was one of the candidates mentioned to ...more

Bruce Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Bruce Arnold Ackerman is an American constitutional law scholar. He is a Sterling Professor at Yale Law School. In 2010, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of top global

Bradley A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Bradley A. Smith is an professor at Capital University Law School who served as Commissioner, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Federal Election Commission between 2000 and 2005. He is best ...more

Ian Ayres is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Ian Ayres is an American lawyer and economist. He is a professor at the Yale Law School and at the Yale School of Management.

Thane Rosenbaum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Thane Rosenbaum is an American novelist, essayist, and law professor who contributes articles, reviews, and commentary to a variety of national media. He is the director of the Forum on Law, ...more

Bernhard Schlink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Bernhard Schlink is a German lawyer and writer. He was born in Bethel, Germany, to a German father and a Swiss mother, the youngest of four children. Both his parents were theology students, ...more

Randall Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Randall L. Kennedy is an American Law professor and author at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law and focuses his research on the ...more

Akhil Reed Amar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Akhil Reed Amar is an American legal scholar, an expert on constitutional law and criminal procedure. Formerly the Southmayd Professor of Law at Yale Law School, he was named Sterling Professor ...more

Spencer Overton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Spencer A. Overton is an American lawyer and law professor of George Washington University Law School. He is a leading election law scholar. Overton is currently serving as the interim President ...more

Jonathan Zittrain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Jonathan L. Zittrain is an American professor of Internet law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School, a professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and ...more

Douglas Kmiec is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Douglas W. Kmiec is an American legal scholar, author, and former U.S. ambassador. He is the Caruso Family Chair and Professor of Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University School of Law. Kmiec ...more

Jeffrey L. Fisher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Jeffrey L. Fisher is an American law professor and U.S. Supreme Court litigator. He has argued several and worked on dozens of other cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is co-director of the ...more

Eben Moglen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Eben Moglen is a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University, and is the founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of Software Freedom Law Center, whose client list includes numerous ...more

Brian Leiter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Brian Leiter is an American philosopher and legal scholar who is Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School, founder and Director of Chicago's Center ...more

Burt Neuborne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Burt Neuborne is a nationally renowned civil liberties defender. Professor Neuborne has acted as lead counsel in the recent Holocaust Litigation against the Swiss Banks. A former National Legal ...more

Jack Balkin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Jack M. Balkin is an American legal scholar. He is the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. Balkin is the founder and director of the Yale ...more

Richard Epstein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Richard A. Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and a senior lecturer at the ...more

John C. Coffee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
John C. "Jack" Coffee, Jr. is the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia University Law School.

Erwin Chemerinsky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Erwin Chemerinsky is an American lawyer and law professor. He is a prominent scholar in United States constitutional law and federal civil procedure. He is the current and founding dean of the ...more

Joel Bakan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Joel Conrad Bakan is a Canadian writer, jazz musician, filmmaker, and professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. Born in Lansing, Michigan and raised for most of his ...more

Jack Goldsmith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Jack Landman Goldsmith is a Harvard Law School professor who has written extensively in the field of international law, civil procedure, cyber law, and national security law. He has been ...more

Pamela S. Karlan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Pamela Susan Karlan is a professor of law at Stanford Law School, a leading liberal legal scholar on voting rights and the political process, and the U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General for ...more

Charles Nesson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Law Professors
Charles Rothwell Nesson is the William F. Weld Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and of the Global Poker Strategic Thinking ...more