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Barbara Babcock in London: Legal Biography Series


May 10, 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Please join Barbara Babcock, Judge John Crown Professor of Law and Emerita, for a special speaking event at the London School of Economics. She will be discussing her new book Woman Lawyer: The Trial of Clara Foltz.

This event is free, and guests are welcome, but registration is required. To register for this event, please email Bradley Barlow at

To purchase a book in advance for a 30% discount, please see "Related Media" to the left, fill out the order form, and mail to:

ATTN: David Jackson
Stanford University Press
1450 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1124

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate and one of Barbara Babcock's former students, wrote about Woman Lawyer: "Barbara Babcock conjures and brings to life a nearly-forgotten feminist hero. This account of Clara Foltz's rise from an under-educated farmer's wife to an icon of the California women's movement and a national public intellectual is both riveting and strangely familiar. That a single mother of five could have exploded into the hurly-burly world of California in the 1870s and through mastery of the media, manipulation of her public image, and dogged hard work become a national force for early progressive jurisprudence is astonishing. That women in 2011 could have no collective memory of Foltz is tragic. Babcock brings Foltz back to us with great tenderness and subtlety, reclaiming a place in American legal history for a working mother and national thinker who has much to teach us still."

For info on the event and the Legal Biography Series, please click here.

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