Barbara Babcock


On her book Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz

Cover Interview of January 25, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Today we would call Clara Foltz a ‘public intellectual.’”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Foltz formulated constitutional and practical arguments to support her radical idea that the government should be equally interested in the fair presentation of both sides of a criminal case.”

On the second:

“The first wave women lawyers would advise both men and women to throw themselves into causes greater than their own advancement, to live fully, and to find pleasure in their work.”