Past Hemphill Dinner Speakers

2018   Hon. Carl E. Stewart Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
2017   Hon. Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
2016   Hon. Paul D. Clement, former Solicitor General of the United States
2015   Hon. John Cornyn, United States Senator for Texas; former Justice, Supreme Court of Texas; former Texas Attorney General.
2014   Hon. Ron Kirk, former U.S. Trade Representative, Texas Secretary of State, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas.
  Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, Justice (ret.), U.S. Supreme Court
2012   Hon. Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City; partner, Bracewell & Giuliani L.L.P.

Hon. Dick Thornburgh, former U.S. Attorney General and former Governor of Pennsylvania

2010   Hon. Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice (ret.), Supreme Court of Texas; partner, Baker Botts LLP, Austin
Prof. Max Sherman, former Texas State Senator, former Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, and author, Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder
Prof. Mark Steiner, South Texas College of Law; author, An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln
2007   Hon. Jean H. Toal, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of South Carolina
2006   Hon. Andrew Weber, Chief Clerk, Supreme Court of Texas
2005   Harriet Miers, Chief White House Counsel to the President
2004   Hon. John Cornyn, United States Senator and former Justice, Supreme Court of Texas
2003   Mark Curriden, attorney with Vinson & Elkins in Dallas, and author of Contempt of Court
2002   Hon. Alberto R. Gonzales, Chief White House Counsel to the President
2001   Interview with former Justice William Kilgarlin by Texas Monthly political editor Paul Burka
2000   Reminiscing about the Court with former Chief Justice Joe R. Greenhill, former Chief Justice Jack Pope and former Justice Rose Spector, moderated by Darrell Jordan, partner with Hughes & Luce
1999   Round table with Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips, former Chief Justice Jack Pope, and Justice Alberto Gonzales
1998   Bob W. Murphey, Humorist and Attorney
1997   Liz Carpenter, Author and former Assistant to Lady Bird Johnson
1996   Senator Paul Simon, U. S. Senator from Illinois

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