Saturday, March 15, 2014

WLH: Women's Legal History

Today is the half-way mark in Women's History Month, and a great time to explore the Women's Legal History (WLH) website, created by Law Professor Barbara Babcock and the staff of the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford University. The site focuses on describing and documenting the accomplishments and challenges of America's pioneering women lawyers. It features primary source material for those interested in the history of women in the law, with links to biographies, articles, speeches, case law and related websites containing materials on the more than 2,000 women lawyers featured. Holding a special place among these pioneers is Clara Foltz, California's first woman lawyer and a trial attorney as well as legal reformer and the first to suggest the creation of public defenders as a counterweight to prosecutors.  In 2011, Professor Babcock published a book, Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz. You can find it in the Law Library at call number KF368.F585 B33 2011.  

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