The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

August 21, 2012

Founding Member Catherine Lamboley Nominated to Houston Crime Lab Board of Directors

Center for Women in Law Founding Member and current Leader-In-Residence Catherine Lamboley was nominated to join the Board of Directors for the proposed Houston Forensic Science Center by Mayor Annise Parker.  Catherine and her eight accomplished colleagues will work together to successfully oversee the upcoming Houston Crime Lab. “Their perspective will be invaluable as we proceed forward toward my goal of a crime lab that is truly independent from law enforcement, prosecutors and political influence,” stated Mayor Parker in a City of Houston media release.

The various responsibilities entrusted to Catherine and the board include establishing policies for the forensic science center, striking a balance between public interests and the rights of the accused, and safeguarding the integrity of the crime lab.

In addition to being a Founding Member of the Center for Women in Law, Catherine Lamboley was the first woman in the United States to serve as general counsel of a major oil company.  Her work at Shell Oil and beyond delineated her dedication to gender equality in the workplace.

The Center for Women in Law congratulates Catherine on this well-deserved honor.