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Barbara Allen Babcock

Barbara Allen Babcock, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Maryland 1963, District of Columbia 1964. Recipient John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University, 1981, 1986, 1998, 2004, Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, American Bar Association, 1999.


  • Babcock, Barbara Allen was born on July 6, 1938 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Henry Allen and Doris Lenore (Moses) Babcock.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1963. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University San Diego, 1983.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), U Puget Sound, 1988.


    • Law clerk United States Court Appeals, Washington, 1963. Associate Edward Bennett Williams, 1964—1966. Staff attorney Legal Aid Agency, Washington, 1966—1968.

      Director Public Defender Service (formerly Legal Aid Agency), 1968—1972. Assistant attorney general United States Department Justice, 1977—1979. Associate professor Stanford University, 1972—1977, professor, since 1977, Ernest W. McFarland Professor Law, 1986—1997, Judge John Crown professor law, 1997—2004, Judge John Crown professor emerita, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maryland 1963, District of Columbia 1964.


    • Author (with others): Sex Discrimination and The Law: History, Theory and Practice, 1996. Co-author (with Massaro and Spaulding): Civil Procedure: Problems and Cases, 2001. Contributor articles professional journal.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    • Married Thomas C. Grey, August 19, 1979.
    • father: Henry Allen Babcock
    • mother: Doris Lenore (Moses) Babcock
    • spouse: Thomas C. Grey
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