Wednesday, January 26
Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Barbara Babcock, Judge John Crown Professor of Law Emerita at Stanford University, was the first woman appointed to the regular faculty at Stanford Law School. She was also the first Director of the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. and served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division in the Carter administration.
Barbara will be speaking at UC Davis School of Law discussing "Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz," the story of the first female attorney on the Pacific Coast. Famous in her time as a jury lawyer, orator, leader of the women's movement, inventor of the public defender and legal reformer, Foltz has been largely forgotten until recently. Woman Lawyer not only recreates her eventful life, but also casts new light on the turbulent history and politics of the late nineteenth century as well as the interconnection of women's rights with other reform movements.
Reception to follow.
For more information, please contact Gia Hellwig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-754-5335