This list complied taking into account results from the Time 100 – “100 most influential people in the world”. Most of the lawyers on this list are now pursuing alternative careers as politicians, leaders or serving their nation’s government.
The first person: The current Governor of california is a former Yale Law School graduate from the batch of 1964. Brown has an odd record to his name – he is one of the youngest as well as oldest person to govern the state of California.
He has been praised in his writ-up for successfully eliminating a $26 billion deficit.
Secondly, The the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme is also a former law graduate from the University of Georgia School of Law. Cousin, with a name “a Chicagoan who helps feed the world”, commuted her work in the lower income neighborhood of Chicago.
Third, Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand born December 9, 1966 ,is an American lawyer and politician and a member of the Democratic Party. Moreover, she has served as the junior United States Senator from New York since 2009, and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009
The 67th Secretary of State and a forerunner in the race of being The first woman president of the United States of America is a former Yale graduate. If she does go on to be President, she will not only be the most influential lawyer but also one of the most powerful person in the World.
Last but not least, the former Attorney General of the United States was honored by the Time 100 for his exceptional service as a lawyer.
He is a former Columbia school of law graduate. He has also worked in all the sectors of the law – from judgeship at D.C. Superior Court to working for a big law firm at Covington & Burling.
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