This list of University of Chicago Law School alumni consists of notable people who graduated or attended the University of Chicago Law School. The law school has produced many distinguished alumni in the judiciary, government and politics, academia, and business, and other fields. Its alumni include heads of state and politicians around the world, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the President of the Supreme Court of Israel, judges of United States Courts of Appeals, several U.S. Attorneys General and Solicitors General, members of Congress and cabinet officials, Privy Counsellors, university presidents and faculty deans, founders of the law firms Kirkland & Ellis, Baker McKenzie, and Jenner & Block, CEOs and chairpersons of multinational corporations, and contributors to literature, journalism, and the arts. The law school counts among its alumni recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, Commonwealth Fellows, National Humanities Medallists, and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Classes at the law school started in 1902.[1] All degrees listed below are Juris Doctor (J.D.), unless noted otherwise.

Law and government

Lord Thomas '70
Attorney General John Ashcroft '65
Attorney General John Ashcroft '65
Attorney General Ramsey Clark '50
Attorney General Ramsey Clark '50
Attorney General and Dean Edward H. Levi '35
Attorney General and Dean Edward H. Levi '35
Solicitor General Noel Francisco '91
Solicitor General Noel Francisco '91
FBI Director James Comey '85
FBI Director James Comey '85
Senator and Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun '72
Senator and Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun '72
Senator Amy Klobuchar '85
Senator Amy Klobuchar '85
Co-chair of COVID-19 Advisory Board David A. Kessler '77
Prime Minister of New Zealand Geoffrey Palmer '67
Prime Minister of New Zealand Geoffrey Palmer '67
Longest-serving member of Belgian Federal Parliament Herman De Croo '62
Longest-serving member of Belgian Federal Parliament Herman De Croo '62
27th White House Counsel and Judge Abner Mikva '51
27th White House Counsel and Judge Abner Mikva '51
Judge and philosopher Jerome Frank '12
Judge and philosopher Jerome Frank '12
Judge and Solicitor General Robert Bork '53
Judge and Solicitor General Robert Bork '53
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg '73
Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco '97
Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco '97
Nuremberg trials prosecutor Bernard D. Meltzer '37
Ambassador and Professor Mary Ann Glendon '61
Ambassador and Professor Mary Ann Glendon '61
Billionaire and founder of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein '73
Billionaire and founder of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein '73
Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel '34

United States government

Executive branch

U.S. Attorneys General
U.S. Solicitors General
Other cabinet and cabinet-level officials

Legislative branch (U.S. Congress)

Senators
Representatives

Judicial branch

Federal courts of appeals
Federal district courts
Other federal courts

State government

Governors
State politicians
State judges
City government

U.S. diplomatic figures

Other U.S. political figures

Non-United States government

Non-United States political figures

Non-United States judicial figures

Notable attorneys

Academia

University presidents

Deans

Professors

Legal

Non-legal

Business and non-profit

Writing

Media and journalism

Art, music, and film

Activism

Sport

Other

References

  1. ^ Boyer, John W. R. (2015). The University of Chicago: A History. University of Chicago Press. p. 438. ISBN 9780226242651.
  2. ^ a b c This alumnus attended the law school when it formed part of the Old University of Chicago, which closed in 1886 after it was damaged by a fire, and which was later renamed the University of Chicago.
  3. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1949-190,' Biographical Sketch of George D. Mills, pg. 142-143
  4. ^ "Firm Facts". Baker McKenzie. Retrieved 2021-01-17.