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Five Radcliffe graduates will be among the first women to enter the Harvard Law School this fall, thus ending over a century of the "all-male" tradition. At present, only nine girls in all will be studying alongside the 550 freshmen in Langdell next year.
The other four prospective female lawyers spent their undergraduate days at Wellesley, Sweetbriar, Tulane, and Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia respectively.
A "surprisingly" small number of applications from females have been received, Dean of Admissions Louis A. Toepfer stated. Only 20 came in from throughout the nation. Toepfer explained the sparse response partly by the absence of openings in the profession for women.
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