Talking About a Revolution

A pop quiz with some surprising answers

How would Langdell have reacted to this group?

Langdell was vigorously opposed to the admission of women. His meritocracy was very limited, said Coquillette. Women started applying in the 1870s, then again in the 1890s and then again in the 1910s. But “gender apartheid” ruled at HLS, said Coquillette, until 1950, when the determined women in this picture were admitted.

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