19 year old Haley Taylor Schlitz, has become the United States of America’s youngest African-American law school graduate. She rose to prominence after being accepted into nine law schools at the age of 16 in Dallas, Texas.
On May 13, Haley Taylor Schlitz; who had been studying law for three years; made history as she graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.
Taylor Schlitz’s graduation stood out in a sea of law school ceremonies this spring; many of which took place in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Life After School
Haley hopes to use her law degree to begin working on education policy issues; which she has always been interested in. She graduated from high school at 13, and attended community college. Then she attended the Texas Women’s University and Law school at SMU.
Haley Taylor Schlitz has a long list of accomplishments; including being a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at the age of 17. She is now a mentor in the Young Scholar Program; where she mentors young Black girls and assists them in developing their leadership skills.
According to MSNBC; she is also a recurring opinion columnist for Blavity and Blavity U.
“Anyone who’s listening to me, but especially students of color and girls; know that you should eat ‘nos’ for breakfast.” The teenager told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. “Never let others tell you what you can and cannot do.”
Schlitz is currently studying for the bar exam, scheduled to hold at the end of July. She wishes to work in the field of educational policy.