Harvard Law School

Discover the notable alumni of Harvard Law School. The list includes people like Charlie Munger, Adam Schiff, Jeremy Bash, Henry Cabot Lodge & Jennifer Mulhern Granholm. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as lawyers & judges, leaders, miscellaneous, writers and media personalities etc.
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 1 
Ron DeSantis
(46th Governor of Florida )
Ron DeSantis
244
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

The current governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis became the youngest incumbent governor of a US state at the age of 42. Also an attorney and naval officer, Ron DeSantis was honored with the Bronze Star Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his military service.

 2 
Chuck Schumer
(Politician)
Chuck Schumer
70
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 3 
John Roberts
(17th Chief Justice of the United States)
John Roberts
35
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

The current chief White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel, John Roberts has, in his journalistic career, worked for various television and radio channels before joining CTV, CBS News and CNN. The notable works of the veteran award winning journalist and Canadian Broadcast Hall of Famer include coverage of Presidential debates, Hurricane Irene, Iraq invasion and the Israel war.

 4 
Neil Gorsuch
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Neil Gorsuch
25
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
The Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch earlier served as the Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was also in private practice. He is an adherent of originalism in constitutional interpretation and textualism in statutory interpretation. His landmark judgements include upholding the LGBTQ rights and favouring the Yakama Nation.
 5 
Bob Woodward
(Journalist)
Bob Woodward
7
Birthdate: March 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, United States
 6 
Henry James
(British Author Who is Regarded as a Key Transitional Figure Between Literary Realism and Literary Modernism)
Henry James
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States
Died: February 28, 1916

Henry James was an author, regarded as one of the greatest novelists ever to write in the English language. One of his novellas titled The Turn of the Screw has been the most analyzed ghost story in the history of English language literature. While his works have been adapted into films, he has been the subject of several other stories.

 7 
Tim Kaine
(United States Senator from Virginia)
Tim Kaine
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Democratic politician and Virginia senator Tim Kaine was the vice-presidential running mate to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election, but the duo lost to Republican Donald Trump and Mike Pence. The Harvard alumnus has also taught law and served as the mayor of Richmond and the governor of Virginia.

 8 
Bryan Stevenson
(American Lawyer, Founder and Executive Director of the ‘Equal Justice Initiative’)
Bryan Stevenson
13
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milton, Delaware, United States

Lawyer and social justice activist, Bryan Stevenson, is known for challenging bias against the poor and minorities in the criminal justice system. He advocates for the poor, fights for children’s rights, and condemns the death penalty. He is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He was honored with the Benjamin Franklin Award from the American Philosophical Society.

 9 
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
(United States Naval Aviator and Eldest Son of Joseph P. Kennedy SR and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy)
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hull, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 12, 1944

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was a US Navy lieutenant. The eldest of the famous Kennedy siblings, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was groomed by his father from a very young age to become the president of the United States. After his death during World War II at age 29, John F. Kennedy took it upon himself to materialize his father's dreams.

 10 
David Otunga
(Former Professional Wrestler Best Known for His Time with WWE)
David Otunga
2
Birthdate: April 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 11 
Rubén Blades
(Musician & Singer Who Mainly Performs in 'Salsa' and 'Latin Jazz' Genres)
Rubén Blades
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

With 10 Grammy Awards, Panamanian musician, singer, and composer Rubén Blades didn’t just soar to international fame but also redefined the Latin jazz and salsa genres. A qualified lawyer from Harvard, he came to be known as the Latin Bruce Springsteen for his music that mirrored social issues.

 12 
David Souter
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States From 1990 to 2009)
David Souter
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States

David Souter was the associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1990 to 2009. He has also been a prosecutor, the attorney general of New Hampshire, and the associate justice of both the Superior Court and Supreme Court of New Hampshire. He now judges at the circuit court level.

 13 
Jennifer Granholm
(Was the First Female Governor of Michigan)
Jennifer Granholm
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a politician, lawyer, educator, and author. She is currently serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Energy, in office since February 2021. Previously, she was the 47th governor of Michigan, the first woman to serve in this position. She was made a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star in 2010. 

 14 
Lisa Joy
(Screenwriter, Television producer)
Lisa Joy
4
Birthdate: May 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
 15 
William Weld
(Lawyer)
William Weld
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Felix Frankfurter
(Judge)
Felix Frankfurter
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary small (now Austria)
Died: February 22, 1965
 17 
Caspar Weinberger
(Politician)
Caspar Weinberger
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: March 28, 2006
 18 
Anthony Scaramucci
(Former White House Communications Director)
Anthony Scaramucci
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Anthony Scaramucci was the White House communications director from July 21 to July 31, 2017. He was dismissed at Donald Trump’s recommendation, after he was found criticizing the Trump cabinet in a TV interview. He has previously worked with Goldman Sachs and owns the investment firm SkyBridge Capital.

 19 
David Frum
(Journalist)
David Frum
2
Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 20 
Laurence Tribe
(Lawyer)
Laurence Tribe
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
 21 
Archibald Cox
(Former Solicitor General of the United States)
Archibald Cox
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Died: May 29, 2004
 22 
Eric Schneiderman
(Lawyer)
Eric Schneiderman
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
 23 
Michael Dukakis
(65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts (1975 - 1979, 1983 - 1991))
Michael Dukakis
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The 65th governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis is a retired politician and lawyer. Dukakis became the second Greek-American governor in the history of the US when he was elected the governor of Massachusetts. His term as governor was marked by a period of economic growth, which was later called The Massachusetts Miracle.

 24 
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
(American Civil Rights Advocate and a Leading Scholar)
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
 25 
Adam Schiff
(U.S. Representative)
Adam Schiff
59
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Laurance Rockefeller
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 11, 2004
 27 
Mark Warner
(United States Senator from Virginia and Former Governor of Virginia)
Mark Warner
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
 28 
Julian Castro
(16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)
Julian Castro
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Julian Castro is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. Under Barack Obama's presidency, Castro served as the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He was also the youngest member of Obama's cabinet. Over the years, Castro has been an ardent supporter of same-sex marriages and tighter gun control in the US.

 29 
Phil Graham
(Publisher)
Phil Graham
3
Birthdate: July 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Terry, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 3, 1963
 30 
Sumner Redstone
(Billionaire Businessman and Media Magnate Who Was the Chairman of the 'National Amusements' Theater Chain)
Sumner Redstone
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11, 2020

Media tycoon Sumner Redstone is known for his historic acquisitions of companies such as Viacom and CBS. The Harvard alumnus and lawyer later transformed his family business, National Amusements, Inc., into one of the biggest film theater chains in the U.S. He had also served the army during World War II.

 31 
Brad Sherman
(Politician)
Brad Sherman
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
 32 
Paul Sarbanes
(Politician)
Paul Sarbanes
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
Died: December 6, 2020
 33 
Michael Chertoff
(Judge)
Michael Chertoff
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States U.S.
 34 
John Jacob Astor III
(Financier, Philanthropist)
John Jacob Astor III
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1822
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 22, 1890
 35 
Sandy Berger
(Political Consultant)
Sandy Berger
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Millerton, New York, United States
Died: December 2, 2015
 36 
Jeremy Bash
(Attorney)
Jeremy Bash
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Jeremy Bash, the current MD at Beacon Global Strategies, also works as an analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Named to Time’s 40 Under 40 in 2010, he has also been the chief of staff at the CIA and the U.S. Department of Defense. His work included devising counterterrorism plans.
 37 
Kapil Sibal
(Indian Lawyer and Politician)
Kapil Sibal
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jalandhar, East Punjab, India

Kapil Sibal is an Indian politician and lawyer. Over the years, Sibal has held prominent positions, such as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and Additional Solicitor General of India. He has also served as the Telecom Minister of India and Human Resource Development Minster of India.

 38 
John Chafee
(United States senator)
John Chafee
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
Died: October 24, 1999
 39 
Sundaresh Menon
(4th Chief Justice of Singapore)
Sundaresh Menon
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singapore

Sundaresh Menon is a Singaporean jurist and lawyer. He is the current Chief Justice of Singapore. Before his appointment as chief justice, Menon served as the Judicial Commissioner of Singapore from 3 April 2006 to 2 April 2007. He also served as the sixth Attorney-General of Singapore from 1 October 2010 to 25 June 2012.

 40 
Melville Fuller
(Chief Justice)
Melville Fuller
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augusta, Maine, United States
Died: July 4, 1910
 41 
Juan Ponce Enrile
(Filipino Lawyer and Politician)
Juan Ponce Enrile
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gonzaga, Philippines

Juan Ponce Enrile is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is best known for his service as a Senator of the Philippines on three occasions between 1987 and 2016. He also served as the President of the Senate from 2008 to 2013. Enrile was also the Minister of National Defense from 1970 to 1971 and again from 1972 to 1986.

 42 
Russell Dana Feingold
(Politician)
Russell Dana Feingold
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
 43 
John J. McCloy
(Diplomat)
John J. McCloy
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 31, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 11, 1989
 44 
Edward C. Johnson II
(Businessman)
Edward C. Johnson II
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 2, 1984
 45 
Patricia Schroeder
(Politician)
Patricia Schroeder
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, U.S.
 46 
Claude Pepper
(Politician)
Claude Pepper
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dudleyville, Alabama, United States
Died: May 30, 1989
 47 
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
(American Railroad Executive, a Champion Yachtsman, an Innovator and Champion Player of Contract Bridge)
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakdale, New York, United States
Died: July 4, 1970
 48 
Reginald Lewis
(Businessman, Writer)
Reginald Lewis
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 19, 1993
 49 
Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte
(Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte's son)
Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 5, 1805
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: June 17, 1870
 50 
Sam Ervin
(Politician)
Sam Ervin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morganton
Died: April 23, 1985