List of NYU Law School people

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Legal academia[edit]

Derrick Bell Visiting Professor at NYU Law School
John C. Coffee Adolf A. Berle Professor at Columbia Law School LLM, 1976
Ronald Dworkin Frank Henry Sommer Professor at NYU Law School
Deborah Epstein Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School J.D., 1988
Richard Epstein Laurence A. Tisch Professor at NYU Law School
Noah Feldman NYU Law School faculty (2001–2007); professor at Harvard Law School
Brant J. Hellwig Dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law L.L.M., 2000
Bridget McCormack Professor of Law; founder and co-director of the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School J.D., 1991
John Henry Merryman Nelson Bowman Sweitzer Professor at Stanford Law School LLM, 1951; JSD, 1955
Arthur R. Miller University Professor at NYU Law School
Thomas Nagel University Professor at NYU Law School
Eric Posner Visiting Professor at NYU Law School
Judith Resnik Professor at Yale Law School J.D., 1975
Richard Revesz Lawrence King Professor at NYU Law School
Peter H. Schuck Simeon E. Baldwin Professor at Yale Law School LLM, 1966
Abbe Smith Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center J.D., 1982
Jane M. Spinak Edward Ross Aranow Clinical Professor at Columbia Law School J.D., 1979
Jeremy Waldron University Professor at NYU Law School
Takao Mizukami Lawyer, Visiting Professor at Seoul National University LLM, 2006

Press, literature, education and arts[edit]

Cherry Chevapravatdumrong Writer J.D. Co-Producer, Family Guy
Deborah Coonts Writer LL.M, 2006 Romantic mystery novelist (Forge Books)
Michael Gartner Journalist J.D. 1972 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
Richard Joel President J.D. 1975 President, Yeshiva University
Demetri Martin Comedian J.D. 1998 (did not graduate) Comedian, Important Things with Demetri Martin, The Daily Show
Charles Reznikoff Poet LL.B., 1916 Objectivist poet
Gerald Schoenfeld Theater owner and manager Chairman of the Shubert Organization 1972–2008
Will Truman Fictional lawyer (Will & Grace, 1998–2006) Played by Eric McCormack
Matthew Ahn Guinness World Record holder J.D. 2014 Holds the Guinness World Record for fastest time to travel to all New York City Subway stations[1]
Shana Knizhnik Bestselling author J.D. 2015 Creator of the Notorious R.B.G. blog and co-author of Notorious R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg[2]

Sports[edit]

Gary Bettman NHL Commissioner J.D., 1977
Howard Cosell Sportscaster B.A., 1938; J.D. 1941
Bill Daly NHL Chief Legal Officer and Executive V.P. J.D. 1990
Lou Silver American-Israeli basketball player LL.M.
Paul Tagliabue NFL Commissioner J.D. 1969

Business[edit]

John J. Creedon Manager B.S. 1955, JD. 1957 Former CEO and Chairman, MetLife
Michael Karlan Founder LL.M., 1993 Professionals in the City
Victor F. Ganzi President and CEO LL.M., 1981 President and CEO of Hearst Corporation.[3]
Herb Kelleher Founder and CEO LL.B., 1955 Southwest Airlines
Robert A. Kindler Vice Chairman J.D., 1980 Morgan Stanley
Martin Lipton Co-founder, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz J.D., 1955 Inventor of the "poison pill", M&A Master
Harold M. Messner CEO J.D. 1970 CEO of Robert Half International.[4]
Paul Moore, Sr. Financier, industrialist LL.B. 1911 Republic Airways
Barry Salzberg CEO LL.M. CEO of Deloitte
Stuart Subotnick J.D.
Charles A. Ratner CEO and chairman of the board J.D. CEO and chairman of the board of Forest City Enterprises.[5]

Politics and government[edit]

Members of the United States Congress[edit]

Lamar Alexander J.D., 1965 United States Senate
William Bernard Barry LL.B., 1925 United States House of Representatives
Rudy Boschwitz M.B.A., 1950, J.D., 1953 United States Senate
Charles Robin Britt LL.M., 1976 United States House of Representatives
Peter Angelo Cavicchia LL.B., 1908 United States House of Representatives (1931–1937)
Maurice Connolly LL.B., 1898 United States House of Representatives
Irwin Delmore Davidson B.S., 1927, LL.B., 1928 United States House of Representatives
Diana DeGette J.D., 1982 United States House of Representatives (1997–)
Fred J. Eckert Postgraduate work United States House of Representatives, U.S. Ambassador
Edward Irving Edwards LL.B. United States Senate (1923–1929), Governor of New Jersey
Smith Ely LL.B., 1846 United States House of Representatives
Leonard Farbstein LL.B. 1924 United States House of Representatives (1957–1971)
Hamilton Fish, Jr. LL.B. 1957 United States House of Representatives (1969–1995)
Jacob Augustus Geissenhainer LL.B., 1862 United States House of Representatives
Anthony Jerome Griffin LL.B., 1892 United States House of Representatives (1918–1935)
Frank Joseph Guarini J.D., 1950, LL.M. 1955 United States House of Representatives (1979–1993)
Jacob Javits LL.B., 1926 United States Senate
Mitchell Jenkins LL.B., 1926 United States House of Representatives
Edward Aloysius Kenney LL.B. 1908 United States House of Representatives (1933–1938)
Arthur George Klein LL.B. 1926 United States House of Representatives (1946–1956)
Edward I. Koch LL.B. 1948 United States House of Representatives (1969–1977); Mayor of New York City (1978–1989)
Fiorello La Guardia LL.B., 1908 United States House of Representatives (1916–1934); Mayor of New York City (1934–1945)
Jefferson Monroe Levy LL.B. 1873 United States House of Representatives (1911–1915)
Stanley Nelson Lundine LL.B. 1964 United States House of Representatives (1976–1987)
John MacCrate LL.B. 1906 United States House of Representatives
Allan Langdon McDermott LL.B., 1877 United States House of Representatives (1900–1907)
Thomas Joseph Meskill LL.B. 1955 United States House of Representatives
James Edward Murray J.D., 1900 United States Senate (1934–1961)
Tasker Lowndes Oddie LL.B., 1895 United States Senate (1921–1933)[6]
James Aloysius O`Gorman J.D., 1887 United States Senate (1911–1917)
Denis O`Leary LL.B., 1890 United States House of Representatives
Bob Packwood J.D., 1957 United States Senate (1969–1995)
Nathan David Perlman LL.B. 1907 United States House of Representatives (1920–1927)
Anning Smith Prall LL.B:, 1908 United States House of Representatives (1923–1935)
Benjamin Rabin LL.B., 1917 United States House of Representatives
Leo Frederick Rayfiel LL.B. 1908 United States House of Representatives
Elihu Root LL.B., 1867 Secretary of War (1899–1903), Secretary of State (1905–1909); United States Senate, 1912 Nobel Peace Prize
Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal LL.M., 1952 United States House of Representatives (1962–1983)
Daniel Edgar Sickles LL.B., 1846 United States House of Representatives
Isaac Siegel LL.B., 1901 United States House of Representatives
Ludwig Teller LL.B., 1935 United States House of Representatives (1957–1961)
Herbert Tenzer LL.B. 1927 United States House of Representatives
Samuel J. Tilden LL.B., 1941 United States Senate, Governor of the State of New York
Elijah Ward LL.B., 1943 United States House of Representatives

Government, international organizations and other[edit]

Carol Bellamy lawyer J.D., 1968 Executive Director, UNICEF
David Boies Lawyer LL.M., 1967 United States v. Microsoft, Bush v. Gore
Thomas Buergenthal Legal scholar J.D., 1960 Judge, International Court of Justice (2000 -)
Roberto de Oliveira Campos Diplomat Graduate work Brazilian politician and legislator; Ambassador to the U.S. and UK.
Evan Chesler Lawyer J.D., 1975 Chairman, Cravath, Swaine & Moore (2013–)
Amal Clooney Human rights lawyer LL.M., 2002 Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London, UK
Clay Constantinou Diplomat LL.M., 1986 U.S. Ambassador to Luxemburg
Crystal Eastman Activist J.D., 1907 Peace activist
Nabil Elaraby Legal scholar LL.M., 1969; J.S.D., 1971 Judge, International Court of Justice
Mohamed ElBaradei Diplomat and Nobel laureate LL.M., 1971; J.S.D., 1974 Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (1997–)
Guillermo Endara Lawyer LL.M., 1963 President of Panama
Abraham Foxman J.D., 1965 National Director and Chairman of the Anti-Defamation League (1987–)
Louis Freeh Politician LL.M., 1984 FBI Director (1993–2001)
Philip Friedman Author J.D. 1969 N.Y. Times best-selling author
Rudy Giuliani Politician J.D., 1968 Mayor of New York City (1994–2001); Presidential candidate (2008)
Nancy Grace LL.M. Court TV host
Seth D. Harris J.D., 1990 U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor (2009– )
Arthur Helton Lawyer, refugee advocate 1976
Dennis G. Jacobs Judge J.D., 1973 Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Judith Kaye Legal scholar LL.B., 1958 Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Lawyer, journalist J.D., 1989 Son of President John F. Kennedy
Jon Leibowitz Lawyer J.D., 1984 Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Sheryl Lipman Judge J.D., 1987 United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Bridget McCormack J.D., 1991 Associate Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
M Blane Michael Judge J.D., 1968 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
William Moehle Lawyer J.D., 1979 Town Supervisor for Brighton, Monroe County, New York, 2012-present
Yaakov Neeman Politician LL.M., J.S.D. Finance Minister of Israel; Chair, Neeman Committee
Edward T. O'Connor, Jr. Politician LL.M. New Jersey State Senator[7]
Gonzalo Parra-Aranguen Legal scholar LL.M., 1952 Judge, International Court of Justice
Burton B. Roberts Judge 1949 Bronx judge known for his no-nonsense imperious handling of cases; model for the character of Myron Kovitsky in Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities[8]
Joseph Russoniello United States Attorney J.D., 1966 U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California
M. Patricia Smith Lawyer J.D. Solicitor, United States Department of Labor
Theodore Trautwein Judge Sentenced a reporter from The New York Times to 40 days in jail in the "Dr. X" trial of Mario Jascalevich[9]
Benjamin B. Wagner Attorney J.D. United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California
Martha M. Walz Politician J.D., 1987 Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Daniel Weisberg Lawyer J.D. General Counsel and Executive Vice President, The New Teacher Project
Edwin D. Williamson Government executive J.D., 1964 Director, White House Office of Government Ethics
Ma Ying-Jeou Politician LL.M., 1976 President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

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