Gaines v Registrar of the Univ. of Missouri (1938)

Why did the NAACP bring its challenge against a law school?

---Less intense state opposition (because older students) and therefore relief more likely
---Judges can understand the inequality better
---Nation could benefit from more black lawyers
---Prospective law students more likely to sue (?)
Why Missouri?
---No law school for blacks
---Border state, where successful integration more likely

Why Gaines?
---Class valedictorian

Did Gaines really want to go to law school?

Gaines (1938)

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