SIPUEL V. BOARD OF REGENTS, 332 U. S. 631 (1948)

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Sipuel v. Board of Regents, 332 U.S. 631 (1948)

Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma

No. 369

Argued January 7-8, 1948

Decided January 12, 1948

332 U.S. 631


A Negro, concededly qualified to receive professional legal education offered by a State, cannot be denied such education because of her color. The State must provide such education for her in conformity with the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and provide it as soon as it does for applicants of any other group. Pp. 332 U. S. 632-633.

199 Okla. 36, 180 P.2d 135, reversed.

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma affirmed a denial by an inferior state court of a writ of mandamus to require

Page 332 U. S. 632

admission of a qualified Negro applicant to a state law school. 199 Okla. 36, 180 P.2d 135. This Court granted certiorari. 332 U.S. 814. Reversed, p. 332 U. S. 633.

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