2022 The Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
2021 O. Carter Snead IV, J.D., Law Professor, University of Notre Dame
2019 The Hon. Amul Thapar, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
2018 The Hon. Amy Coney Barrett, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
2017 Gerard V. Bradley, J.D., Law Professor, University of Notre Dame
2016 Richard Thompson, Thomas More Law Center
2015 The Hon. Michael J. O’Neill, Fifth District Court of Appeals, Retired
2014 The Hon. Kerry FitzGerald, Fifth District Court of Appeals
2013 Frank Finn, Esq.
2012 Analeslie Muncy, Esq.
2011 The Hon. Jane Boyle, Federal District Court, N.D. Texas
2010 The Hon. Leslie Southwick, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
2009 Gerard Wegemer, Ph.D., University of Dallas Center for Thomas More Studies
2008 Most Rev. José H. Gomez, S.T.D., Archbishop of San Antonio
2007 Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General
2006 Judge Edith Brown Clement, 5th Cir.
2005 Bowie Kuhn, Esq.†
2004 Henry Hyde†, U.S. House of Rep., 6th Dist. Ill.
2003 Rev. Paul Weinberger, KHS, Diocese of Dallas
2002 Avery Cardinal Dulles,† S.J., Fordam University
2001 Judge Robert C. McGuire, Chief Bankr. Judge, N. Dist. of Texas
2000 Prof. Robert P. George, J.D., D.Phil., Dept. Philosophy, Princeton University
1999 Hal F. Tehan, Esq.
1998 Rev. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
1997 Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Archdiocese of Denver
1995 Justice Joseph R. Nolan,† Mass. Supreme Court
1993 Judge Reynaldo Garza†, 5th Cir.
1991 Justice Raul Gonzales, Texas Supreme Court
1990 Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court
1989 Tom Unis, Esq.†