Barbara A. Caulfield
Barbara A. Caulfield (December 2, 1947 – November 9, 2010) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Caulfield received a B.S. from Northwestern University in 1969 and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1972. She was a researcher and attorney of the Chicago Law Enforcement Study Group, Northwestern University Center for Urban Affairs from 1972 to 1973, and a supervising attorney of Northwestern University School Law Legal Aid Clinic from 1973 to 1974. She was a professor of law at the University of Oregon Law School from 1974 to 1978. She was a professor of law, University of California, San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law from 1978 to 1983, serving as an academic dean from 1980 to 1981. She was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1983 to 1991, serving as senior counsel to Pacific Bell from 1990 to 1991. She also began as a lecturer in law in the Stanford Law School in 1988.
On June 27, 1991, Caulfield was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by William W. Schwarzer. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1991, and received her commission on November 5, 1991. Caulfield served in that capacity until her resignation from the bench on September 16, 1994.
Caulfield thereafter returned to private in San Francisco, and has since continued to lecture at Stanford.