Julia Catherine Lamber was born in La Porte, Indiana. A 1965 graduate of La Porte High School, she enrolled at DePauw University in the fall of 1965. Lamber received her A.B. in Political Science from..
Julia Catherine Lamber was born in La Porte, Indiana. A 1965 graduate of La Porte High School, she enrolled at DePauw University in the fall of 1965. Lamber received her A.B. in Political Science from DePauw in 1969 and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school she served on the Editorial Board of the Indiana Law Journal (v.46-47) and was a Notes Editor for v.47. Lamber published her own Note (“Equal Rights for Women: The Need for a National Policy” in 46 ILJ 373. She graduated with a JD degree in 1972, cum laude and Order of The Coif. Lamber’s legal career began when she joined the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in Washington, D.C. (1972-75). She then joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska College of Law (1977-1979) before joining the IU School of Law faculty in 1979. Over her career at the law school, Lamber pioneered courses in Employment Discrimination, Women and the Law, and Civil Rights Statutes. Additionally, Lamber served in countless administrative positions at the law school and the larger University. Among the position titles she held outside the law school were, Affirmative Action Director for the Bloomington campus, Dean of Women’s Affairs, Interim Director of the University Office of Affirmative Action. Within the law school, she was the first Associate Dean for Clinical Education, the first Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society, and at the time of her retirement in 2013, the school’s Interim Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Julia Catherine Lamber was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2017.