Honorary Order of the Coif

This award is chosen and presented by the Dean, acknowledging an alumnus of  exceptional merit and extraordinary achievement in his or her career.

Beverly Reeves, 2016
The Honorable Alfred H. Bennett, 2015
Harris E. Kerr, 2014
Dick DeGuerin, 2013
The Honorable Emilio M. Garza, 2012
Wayne A, Reaud, 2011
Gary R. Gurwitz, 2010
Max R. Sherman, 2009
Robert A. Estrada, 2008
DeMetris A. Sampson, 2007
The Honorable Edward C. Prado, 2006
Darren Walker, 2005
The Honorable Bruce Gibson, 2004
Joe R. Long, 2003
Sylvia A. de Leon, 2002
The Honorable Rodney G. Ellis, 2001
Eduardo Rodriguez, 2000
Richard Peña, 1999
John B. Beckworth, 1998
Martha Smiley, 1997
The Honorable Ron Kirk, 1996
David J. Beck, 1995
The Honorable Robert S. Strauss, 1994
Chancellor William T. Allen, 1993
Clifford L. Whitehill Jr., 1992
Kenneth R. Dickerson, 1991
J. Hugh Liedtke, 1990
The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, 1989
The Honorable John Montford, 1988
Marianna S. Smith, 1987
John W. Fainter, 1986
Myra McDaniel, 1985
The Honorable Federico Peña, 1984
The Honorable James R. Nowlin, 1983
The Honorable Norman W. Black, 1982
Charles W. Duke, 1981
The Honorable Andrew Jefferson, 1980
The Honorable Robert L. Armstrong, 1979
The Honorable Joe Fisher, 1978
The Honorable Sam Johnson, 1977
The Honorable Tom Reavley, 1976
The Honorable John L. Hill Jr., 1975
Mrs. Alice Jane Sheffield, 1974
The Honorable William Wayne Justice, 1973
The Honorable John F. Onion Jr., 1972
The Honorable Walter Ely, 1971
The Honorable William Homer Thornberry, 1969
The Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza, 1968
The Honorable Zollie C. Steakley Jr., 1967
The Honorable Richard T. Rives, 1966
The Honorable Jack Pope, 1965
Rupert Gresham, 1964
The Honorable W. St. John Garwood, 1956
The Honorable Robert W. Calvert, 1955
The Honorable Tom C. Clark, 1949
The Honorable James P. Hart, 1948
The Honorable J. E. Hickman, 1947
Charles T. Black, 1946
James L. Sheperd, 1942
The Honorable James P. Alexander, 1941
The Honorable Ralph W. Yarborough, 1940
The Honorable F. L. Hawkins, 1939
The Honorable J. E. Hickman, 1938
Eugene P. Locke, 1937
The Honorable Graham B. Smedley, 1935
The Honorable Ireland Graves, 1934
James R. Dougherty, 1933
The Honorable James W. McClendon, 1932
The Honorable Joseph C. Hutcheson Jr., 1931
The Honorable William H. Burgess, 1930
The Honorable R. L. Batts, 1929
Thomas Watt Gregory, 1928
The Honorable F. A. Williams, 1927