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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

School of Law



George F. Allen (CLAS '74, LAW '77)
former U.S. senator from Virginia, former governor of Virginia
Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (LAW '82)
former U.S. senator from Indiana, former governor of Indiana
Christopher S. Bond (LAW '63)
former U.S. senator for Missouri, former governor of Missouri
John Bridgeland (LAW '87)
president and CEO Civic Enterprises, former assistant to the president under George W. Bush.
Mortimer M. Caplin (CLAS '37, LAW '40)
former commissioner of internal revenue
John Cornyn (LAW '95)
U.S senator for Texas
J. Randy Forbes (LAW '77)
U.S. congressman, Virginia's Fourth District
James S. "Jim" Gilmore III (CLAS '71, LAW '77)
former governor of Virginia, former chair of the Republican National Committee
John Gleeson (LAW '80)
judge, U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York
Elaine R. Jones (LAW '70)
former president and director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (LAW '59)
former U.S. senator for Massachusetts
Robert F. Kennedy (LAW '51)
former U.S. senator for New York, former U.S. attorney general
Angus S. King Jr. (LAW '69)
former U.S. senator for Maine, former governor of Maine
Robert S. Mueller III (LAW '73)
former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Janet Napolitano (LAW '83)
former secretary of Homeland Security, former governor of Arizona
Bill Nelson (LAW '68)
U.S. senator for Florida, Astronaut
Charles S. Robb (LAW '73)
former U.S. senator for Virginia, former governor of Virginia, former chair of the Iraq Intelligence Commission
Hugh D. Scott (LAW '22)
former U.S. senator for Pennsylvania
John C. Stennis (LAW '27)
former U.S. senator for Mississippi
John V. Tunney (LAW '59)
former U.S. senator for California
Lowell Weicker (LAW '58)
former U.S senator for Connecticut, former governor of Connecticut


George T. Yates III (CLAS '70, LAW '73)
partner, Coudert Brothers; recipient, French Legion d'Honneur


Laura Ingraham (LAW '91)
radio talk show host, author
Andrew M. Scheinman (CLAS '70, LAW '73)
film producer, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride; television producer, Seinfeld

Supreme Court

Gene E. Franchini (LAW '95)
former justice, New Mexico Supreme Court
Asher D. Grunis (LAW '72)
president, Supreme Court of Israel
John Charles Thomas (CLAS '72, LAW '75)
former justice, Supreme Court of Virginia


Tim Finchem (LAW '73)
commissioner, PGA Tour
Bowie Kuhn (LAW '50)
former commissioner, Major League Baseball

Land, Sea, & Space

Bill Nelson (LAW '68)
U.S. senator for Florida; astronaut

News & Media

William F. Shortz (LAW '77)
crossword editor, The New York Times; puzzlemaster, NPR's Weekend Edition
Bob Wright (LAW '68)
former chair, NBC Universal

Arts & Literature

Louis S. Auchincloss (LAW '41)
attorney, novelist, historian
David Baldacci (LAW '86)
Linda A. Fairstein (LAW '72)
N. Scott Momaday (LAW '59)
novelist, author, Pulitzer Prize winner

International/Foreign Affairs

W. Robert Pearson (LAW '68)
former U.S. ambassador to Turkey
Last Modified: 26-Mar-2007 07:43:17 EDT