The youngest Black law school grad
Haley Taylor Schlitz made history by becoming the youngest Black American student to graduate law school at 19.
When Haley Taylor Schlitz, 19, donned her cap and gown and received her diploma from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law earlier this year, she became the school’s youngest-ever graduate, which places her among the small group of ultra-young law students.
Taylor Schlitz said she believes she is also the youngest Black law school graduate in the U.S. She finished high school at 13 and completed her undergraduate degree in education at 16 before attending Dallas-based Dedman School of Law.
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She said she wanted to go to law school to someday help improve the U.S. education system and plans to use her new Juris Doctor degree to focus on educational policy.
The American Bar Association, which accredits law schools, does not maintain an age minimum for students, though some states have age thresholds for practicing law or taking the bar exam. California, Florida and Texas have adopted 18 as their minimum age, while New York requires bar examinees to be at least 21.
„I’ve had a few attorneys who have said, ‚Well, I don‘t understand what the rush is, and there’s no way that you are going to fit in,’“ Schlitz said. „But I’ve also had a lot of opportunities offered to me because people are impressed with my accomplishments and resume.“
Dedman School of Law said in an April 25 statement that she is the youngest graduate in its history. Reuters could not independently confirm that Taylor Schlitz is the nation’s youngest Black law school graduate. Taylor Schlitz’s graduation stood out in a sea of law school ceremonies this spring, many of which are in-person events for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Law schools are becoming more diverse, but progress has been incremental.
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Non-white students made up 31% of total first-year law students in 2014 and 33% in 2021, according to an April report from Ac
cessLex, a nonprofit aiming to make law school more accessible. „We need people of color in predominantly white areas,“ said Taylor Schlitz in an interview a few hours before her graduation ceremony. „We need to be having a seat at the table and have our voices heard.“
Taylor Schlitz said that although she had a hard time with her legal research and writing class during her first semester, she enjoyed being in a class with students of varying ages.
„In the real world, you’re not always going to have this hierarchy of, the oldest is in charge, like in public school,“ she said.
She said she is focused on taking the bar exam in July and will begin studying for it immediately after graduation. She also added that she is weighing job offers in Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas and Washington, D.C.
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Few a a few se používají i jako zájmena bez podstatného jména, např. „Many have tried, but few have succeeded.“
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