Washington D.C.: Barbara Babcock Book Reading
November 3, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Stanford Law School Washington D.C. chapter invites SLS alumni and friends to a book reading featuring Professor Barbara Babcock, Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita. Professor Babcock will talk about her new book, Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz.
Woman Lawyer tells the story of Clara Foltz, the first woman admitted to the California Bar. Famous in her time as a jury lawyer, public intellectual, leader of the women's movement, inventor of the role of public defender, and legal reformer, Foltz has been largely forgotten until recently. Barbara Babcock recreates Foltz's eventful life and also casts new light on the turbulent history and politics of the late 19th century and the many links binding the women's rights movement and other movements for civil rights and legal reform.
Registration is free and guests are welcome. Please register by October 31.