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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

School of Law



George F. Allen (CLAS 1974, LAW 1977)
former U.S. senator for Virginia, former governor of Virginia
Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (LAW 1982)
former U.S. senator for Indiana, former governor of Indiana
Christopher S. Bond (LAW 1963)
former U.S. senator for Missouri, former governor of Missouri
Alan Stephenson Boyd (LAW 1948)
former U.S. secretary of transportation
John Bridgeland (LAW 1987)
president and CEO, Civic Enterprises, former assistant to President George W. Bush.
Harry F. Byrd Jr. (LAW 1935)
former U.S. senator for Virginia
Millard F. Caldwell (LAW 1922)
former governor of Florida, former U.S. Congressman for Florida
Mortimer M. Caplin (CLAS 1937, LAW 1940)
former commissioner of internal revenue
John Cornyn (LAW 1995)
U.S senator for Texas
J. Randy Forbes (LAW 1977)
U.S. congressman, Virginia's Fourth District
Luis Fortuño (LAW 1985)
former governor of Puerto Rico
James S. "Jim" Gilmore III (CLAS 1971, LAW 1977)
former governor of Virginia, former chair of the Republican National Committee
John Gleeson (LAW 1980)
judge, U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York
Elaine R. Jones (LAW 1970)
former president and director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Robert F. Kennedy (LAW 1951)
former U.S. senator for New York, former U.S. attorney general
Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (LAW 1959)
former U.S. senator for Massachusetts
Angus S. King Jr. (LAW 1969)
former U.S. senator for Maine, former governor of Maine
Robert S. Mueller III (LAW 1973)
former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Janet Napolitano (LAW 1983)
former secretary of Homeland Security, former governor of Arizona
Bill Nelson (LAW 1968)
U.S. senator for Florida, astronaut
Charles S. "Chuck" Robb (LAW 1973)
former U.S. senator for Virginia, former governor of Virginia, former chair of the Iraq Intelligence Commission
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. (LAW 1940)
former U.S. congressman for New York
Hugh D. Scott (LAW 1922)
former U.S. senator for Pennsylvania
William B. Spong Jr. (LAW 1947)
former U.S. senator for Virginia
John C. Stennis (LAW 1927)
former U.S. senator for Mississippi
John V. Tunney (LAW 1959)
former U.S. senator for California
John Warner (LAW 1953)
former U.S. senator for Virginia
Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (LAW 1958)
former governor of Connecticut, former U.S. senator for Connecticut


George T. Yates III (CLAS 1970, LAW 1973)
partner, Coudert Brothers; recipient, French Legion d'Honneur


Laura Ingraham (LAW 1991)
radio talk show host, author
Andrew M. Scheinman (CLAS 1970, LAW 1973)
film producer, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride; television producer, Seinfeld

Supreme Court

Gene E. Franchini (LAW 1995)
former justice, New Mexico Supreme Court
Asher D. Grunis (LAW 1972)
president, Supreme Court of Israel
James Clark McReynolds (LAW 1884)
former associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court; former U.S. attorney general
Stanley Forman Reed (LAW 1908)
former associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court
John Charles Thomas (CLAS 1972, LAW 1975)
former justice, Supreme Court of Virginia


Tim Finchem (LAW 1973)
commissioner, PGA Tour
Bowie Kuhn (LAW 1950)
former commissioner, Major League Baseball

Land, Sea, & Space

Bill Nelson (LAW 1968)
U.S. senator for Florida; astronaut

News & Media

William F. Shortz (LAW 1977)
crossword editor, The New York Times; puzzlemaster, NPR's Weekend Edition
Bob Wright (LAW 1968)
former chair, NBC Universal

Arts & Literature

Louis S. Auchincloss (LAW 1941)
attorney, novelist, historian
David Baldacci (LAW 1986)
Linda A. Fairstein (LAW 1972)
N. Scott Momaday (LAW 1959)
novelist, author, Pulitzer Prize winner

International/Foreign Affairs

W. Robert Pearson (LAW 1968)
former U.S. ambassador to Turkey
Last Modified: 26-Mar-2007 07:43:17 EDT