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Main article: "List of Harvard Law School alumni
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Harvard's prestige and large class size have enabled it to graduate a large number of distinguished alumni.

"Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States, graduated from HLS. Additionally, "Barack Obama, the 44th "president of the United States, graduated from HLS and was president of the Harvard Law Review. His wife, "Michelle Obama, is also a graduate of Harvard Law School. Past presidential candidates who are HLS graduates, include "Michael Dukakis, "Ralph Nader and "Mitt Romney. Seven sitting "U.S. senators are alumni of HLS: "Ted Cruz, "Mike Crapo, "Tim Kaine, "Jack Reed, "Chuck Schumer, "Tom Cotton, and "Mark Warner.

Other legal and political leaders who attended HLS include former "president of the Republic of China ("Taiwan), "Ma Ying-jeou, and former vice president "Annette Lu; current "chief judge of the High Court of Hong Kong and "president of the Court of Appeal, "Andrew Cheung Kui-nung; former "chief justice of the "Republic of the Philippines, "Renato Corona; "chief justice, "Sundaresh Menon; former president of the "World Bank Group, "Robert Zoellick; former "United Nations high commissioner for human rights, "Navanethem Pillay; and the former "president of Ireland, "Mary Robinson.

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Andrew Cheung, chief judge of the High Court of Hong Kong (2011 - )

"Lobsang Sangay is the first elected "sikyong of the "Tibetan Government in Exile. In 2004, he earned a "S.J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and was a recipient of the 2004 Yong K. Kim' 95 Prize of excellence for his dissertation "Democracy in Distress: Is Exile Polity a Remedy? A Case Study of Tibet's Government-in-exile".

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Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan Prime Minister in Exile

"Sixteen of the school's graduates have served on the "Supreme Court of the United States of America, more than any other law school. Five of the current nine members of the court graduated from HLS: "chief justice, "John Roberts, and "associate justices, "Neil Gorsuch, "Anthony Kennedy, "Stephen Breyer and "Elena Kagan, who also served as the "dean of Harvard Law School from 2003 to 2009. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended Harvard Law School for two years.[51] Past Supreme Court justices from Harvard Law School, include "Antonin Scalia, "David Souter, "Harry Blackmun, "William J. Brennan, "Louis Brandeis, "Felix Frankfurter, "Lewis Powell (LLM), and "Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., among others.

Attorneys general "Loretta Lynch, "Alberto Gonzales, and "Janet Reno, among others, and noted federal judges "Richard Posner of the "Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, "Michael Boudin of the "First Circuit Court of Appeals, "Joseph A. Greenaway of the "Third Circuit Court of Appeals, "Laurence Silberman of the "D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and "Pierre Leval of the "Second Circuit Court of Appeals, among many other judicial figures, graduated from the school. The former Commonwealth solicitor general of Australia and current justice of the "High Court of Australia, "Stephen Gageler, "senior counsel graduated from Harvard with an LL.M.[52]

Many HLS alumni are leaders and innovators in the business world. Its graduates include the current chairman and CEO of "Goldman Sachs, "Lloyd Blankfein; former chief executive officer of "Reddit, "Ellen Pao; current chairman of the board and majority owner of "National Amusements "Sumner Redstone; current president and CEO of "TIAA-CREF, "Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.; current CEO and chairman of "Toys "R" Us, "Gerald L. Storch; and former CEO of "Delta Air Lines, "Gerald Grinstein, among many others.

Legal scholars who graduated from Harvard Law include "Ben Shapiro, "Payam Akhavan, "William P. Alford, "Rachel Barkow, "Yochai Benkler, "Alexander Bickel, "Erwin Chemerinsky, "Amy Chua, "Sujit Choudhry, "Robert C. Clark, "I. Glenn Cohen, "Ronald Dworkin, "Christopher Edley, Jr., "Melvin A. Eisenberg, "Susan Estrich, "Jody Freeman, "Gerald Gunther, "Andrew T. Guzman, "Louis Henkin, "Harold Koh, "Richard J. Lazarus, "Arthur R. Miller, "Gerald L. Neuman, "Eric Posner, "Richard Posner, "John Mark Ramseyer, "Jed Rubenfeld, "Lewis Sargentich, "John Sexton, "Jeannie Suk, "Kathleen Sullivan, "Cass Sunstein, "Laurence Tribe, "C. Raj Kumar[53] and "Tim Wu.

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Books[edit]

"The Paper Chase is a novel set amid a student's first ("One L") year at the school. It was written by "John Jay Osborn, Jr., who studied at the school. The book was later turned into a film and a television series (see below).

"Scott Turow wrote a memoir of his experience as a first-year law student at Harvard, "One L.

Film and television[edit]

Several movies and television shows take place at least in part at the school. Most of them have scenes filmed on location at or around Harvard University. They include:

Many popular movies and television shows also feature characters introduced as Harvard Law School graduates. The central plot point of the TV series "Suits is that one of the main characters did not attend Harvard, but fakes his graduate status in order to practice law.

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  1. ^ Harvard's Veritas appears on the university's arms; "heraldically speaking, however, a 'motto' is a word or phrase displayed on a scroll in conjunction with a shield of arms. Since 1692 University "seals have borne Christo et Ecclesiae (for Christ and the Church) in this manner, arguably making that phrase the university's motto in a heraldic sense. This legend is otherwise not in general use today.
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