Catharine A. MacKinnon "in recognition of her intellectual and political leadership in international law, constitutional law, political and legal theory, and jurisprudence[...]"
Owen M. Fiss "In recognition of his lifetime of contributions to American law and jurisprudence[...]"
Laurence H. Tribe."In recognition of his contributions to understanding the United States Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court in its interpretation."
Jeremy James Waldron. “In recognition his intellectual leadership in political theory and legal philosophy."
Martha Craven Nussbaum. “In recognition of her intellectual leadership in philosophy, law and religion."
Cass R. Sunstein. "In recognition of his intellectual leadership in Constitutional Law and Political Science."
Frank I. Michelman. "In recognition of his intellectual leadership in Constitutional Law and Property Law, including in particular his profound research and writing demonstrating the interplay between our own constitutional culture and that of other democratic countries similarly engaged in the pursuit of equal opportunity for all."
Bruce A. Ackerman. "In recognition of his intellectual leadership in Constitutional Law, History, and Political Theory, including in particular his profound research and writing demonstrating the interplay between enduring values and continuing transformations that reflect the will of The People in our Constitutional system."
Louis Henkin. "In recognition of his lifetime of scholarly research and writing to demonstrate that international human rights are more than noble aspirations to be enforced in the court of public opinion and are definable legal rights to be enforced in national and international tribunals."
Joel Feinberg for The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law.
Ronald Myles Dworkin for Law's Empire and his other jurisprudential writings over the past quarter century.
Samuel Edmund Thorne for his annotated translation of Bracton's De Legibus Angliae.
Willard Hurst for Law and Social Order in the United States.
Wolfgang Friedmann for Legal Theory and Law in a Changing Society.
Harry W. Jones for "The Efficacy of Law" and "An Invitation to Jurisprudence," in Columbia Law Review.
John Rawls for A Theory of Justice.
Karl N. Llewellyn for The Common Law Tradition: Deciding Appeals.
Roscoe Pound for contributions to the science and philosophy of jurisprudence culminating in his five-volume work entitled Jurisprudence.
Catherine Drinker Bowen for The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke, 1552-1634.
Edmond Cahn for The Sense of Injustice: A Contemporary Reintroduction and his participation in, and organization of, the symposium on "Supreme Court and Supreme Law."
Philip C. Jessup for Modern Law of Nations.
Edward S. Corwin for The President: Office and Powers and his articles on constitutional law.
Lon L. Fuller for American Legal Realism.
Quincy Wright for "The Control of the Foreign Relations of the United States; The Relative Rights, Duties and Responsibilities of the President, of the Senate and the House, and of the Judiciary, in Theory and Practice."
Charles H. Burr for "The Treaty-making power of the United States and the methods of its enforcements as affecting the police powers of the state."
W.G. Hastings for "The Development of law as Illustrated by decisions relating to the police power of the state."
George H. Smith for "The Theory of the State."