Normal 16-year-olds are at a stage of their life where they are just rounding up high school and planning to get a job during the summer break. Today we bring you a classic case of a 16-year-old who’s way ahead of her peers.
Haley Taylor Schlitz is a 16-year-old from North Texas who is making a great and unexpected transition from being home-schooled to attending law school. She has just been accepted to study law at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She is already billed to bag both associate and bachelor degrees in May 2019.
While other teenagers in her age group will be taking jobs during the summer break, Schlitz will be attending a six-day program for incoming law students at the American Civil Liberties Union, Washington. She graduated from high at a very young age of 13 and has been accepted to nine different law schools across the country. Among these schools include the law schools at Howard University, the University of Arkansas, and Texas Southern University.
She said choosing SMU was a no-brainer since the school offered the exact package she wanted in commuting to school from home, plus SMU offered her the biggest scholarship. Schlitz enrolled at Tarrant County College in 2016 and began taking classes before entering the Texas Woman’s College in Denton a year later. She graduates in May this year with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
She wanted to study medicine initially but certain issues relating to inequities in the educational system. Schlitz also has a book to her name which she published in January titled “The Homeschool Advantage.” She co-authored the book with her mother who is an emergency medicine Physician, Myiesha Taylor.
Schlitz was to go ahead to become a judge after law school and a bit of practice as a lawyer. She also looks forward to starting and running her own business later in life.