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Barbara Babcock

Barbara Babcock
Barbara Babcock
  • Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita


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book cover for Fish Raincoats: A Woman Lawyer’s Life

Barbara Babcock’s Memoir “Fish Raincoats”

The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. Survivor, pioneer, leader, and fervent defender of the powerless and colorful mobsters alike, Barbara Babcock led by example and by the written word—and recounts her part of history in this candid and personal memoir.

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