|Horace Ward, 1927-2013, on his|
award of an honorary degree by the
university that rejected him.
But maybe she already knew too much law to sue. The legal case was stronger even back in 1909 for discrimination cases based on race rather than gender.
Yet the name of Inez Milholland lives on long after the great majority of the men who would have been her classmates.
However, a suit might have have speeded up the admission of women to Harvard Law School.
The first women were not admitted to the Law School until 1950, i.e., the Class of 1953. That was 41 years after the faculty admitted Inez only to have her admission overruled on nonacademic grounds.