List of Columbia Law School alumni

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This is a partial list of individuals who have attended Columbia Law School. For a list of individuals who have attended or taught at Columbia University, see the list of Columbia University people.

Government[edit]

United States Government[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Presidents[edit]
Cabinet members and cabinet-level officers[edit]
Directors of Central Intelligence[edit]
White House Counsel[edit]
Presidential advisors[edit]
Commissioners and agency heads, subcabinet members[edit]
Solicitors general[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Supreme Court[edit]
Court of Appeals[edit]
U.S. District Court[edit]
Other federal courts[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

Senators[edit]
Representatives[edit]

United States diplomats[edit]

Military[edit]

Miscellaneous United States government[edit]

State Government[edit]

Governors[edit]
State Attorneys General[edit]
State judges, politicians and others[edit]

City and county government[edit]

Non-U.S. government[edit]

Prominent political figures[edit]

Prominent judicial figures[edit]

Academia[edit]

University presidents[edit]

Legal academia[edit]

Arts and letters[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

Business and philanthropy[edit]

Journalism[edit]

Private legal practice[edit]

Religion[edit]

Activism[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Fictitious alumni[edit]

Notes[edit]

¹ Studied law at Columbia University prior to the founding of the Law School.

² Failed to complete the law degree.

³ Received the LL.D.

References[edit]

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