“Barbara was not simply someone who left an enormously significant public mark, she was someone who was beloved by our students in a way most of us could only dream of.” (Jenny Martinez, the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School, quoted in Stanford Lawyer.)
On this page, we've collected some of Barbara Babcock's accomplishments and work, from authoring the second casebook ever on sex discrimination, to earning multiple honors for her teaching, to being featured in the ABA's Woman Trailblazers in the Law project. We hope we've managed to convey even a fraction of the enormous impact that this remarkable woman left on Stanford Law School and the world.
Barbara Babcock received many honors for her work, including:
Defending the Guilty After Thirty Years in How Can You Represent Those People? (eds. Abbe Smith and Monroe H. Freedman, 2013).
Inventing the Public Defender, in Noble Purposes (Norman Gross ed., 2007)
In Defense of the Criminal Jury, in Postmortem: the O.J. Simpson Case (Jeffrey Abramson ed., 1996).
Reconstructing the Person: The Case of Clara Shortridge Foltz, in Revealing Lives: Autobiography, Biography and Gender (Susan Groag Bell and Marilyn Yalom eds., 1990).
Alma Mater: Clara Foltz and Hastings College of the Law, 21 Hastings Women’s Law Journal 99 (2010)
Inventing the Public Defender, 43 American Crim. L. Rev. 1267 (2006).
The Duty to Defend, 114 Yale Law Journal 1489 (2005)
Lefstein to the Defense, 36 Indiana Law Review 13 (2003)
A Real Revolution, 49 Kansas Law Review 719 (2001)
Women Defenders in the West, 1 Nevada Law Review 1 (2001)
Feminist Lawyers, 50 Stanford Law Review 1689 (1998) (book review).
Clara Shortridge Foltz: "First Woman", 28 Valparaiso Law Review 1291 (1994) (reprint of an article previously published in 30 Arizona Law Review 673 (1988)).
A Place in the Palladium: Women’s Rights and Jury Service, 61 Cincinnati Law Review 1139 (1993).
Taking the Stand, 35 William and Mary Law Review 1 (1993).
Western Women Lawyers, 45 Stanford Law Review 2179 (1993)
Clara Shortridge Foltz: Constitution-Maker, 66 Indiana Law Review 849 (1991).
Defending the Government, 23 John Marshall Law Review 2 (1990).
Defending the Guilty, 32 Cleveland State Law Review 175 (1983-84).
Fair Play: Evidence Favorable to an Accused and Effective Assistance of Counsel, 34 Stanford Law Review 1133 (1982) (link requires Stanford login).
Gary Gilmore’s Lawyers: The Executioner's Song, 32 Stanford Law Review 865 (1980) (book review) (link requires Stanford login).
Voir Dire: Preserving "Its Wonderful Power", 27 Stanford Law Review 545 (1975) (link requires Stanford login).
Barbara Babcock in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law, ed. Roger K. Newman (Yale University Press, 2009).
Public Defender Movement: A Reminder of Justice Denied, San Jose Mercury News, February 26, 2006, at OP2.
Hiibel Revisited: Apocalyptic Constitutional Moment Ahead, Slate (March 10, 2004).
Preserving the Jury’s Privacy, New York Times, July 24, 2002, at A19.
Pioneer Attorney’s Feminism Ennobled Her Legal Efforts, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Feb. 8, 2002, at 6.
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