First created as the Indiana University Foundation Award in 1961, the award was endowed in 1965 by Mrs. Herman Lieber in memory of her son Herman Frederic Lieber, brother to Frederic Bachman Lieber. The first awardee, Charles M. Hewitt, was a leading scholar who was effective at transferring knowledge to his law students by using approachable and innovative techniques. Great teaching is done by great teachers, and these honorees have proven their excellence in the classroom and beyond.
Awardees are chosen from nominations. Please refer to the nomination page for information on the submission process and required documentation.