Shapiro Lecture by Barbara Babcock: Inventing the Public Defender

The 14th annual School of Law Shapiro Lecture presents Stanford Law Professor Barbara Babcock [...]telling the story of Clara Shortridge Foltz, the first woman to practice law in California and the first to propose a public defender system in which the government pays for the defense of the accused who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

Hosted by Boston University School of Law on November 1, 2007.

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