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Hastings Law Journal

Abstract

Clara Foltz, Hastings's first female student (but only after a legal battle), had a distinguished career fighting for the rights of indigent criminal defendants and of women: she was instrumental in securing passage of the bills which established the California public defender system and which permitted women to practice law in California. Until now, Clara Foltz's contributions have never been adequately acknowledged. The authors' article gives her overdue recognition.

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