Haley Taylor Schlitz, Youngest Black American To Graduate Law School, Embarks On Teaching Career
May 20, 2022
BY NICK FENLEY - BLAVITY
Schlitz recently made history by becoming the youngest Black American to graduate from law school at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.
She was accepted into the program when she was only 16 years old and was also accepted into eight other law schools.
Now, mere days after graduating from the Dallas-area institution, Schlitz has revealed what’s next for her. During her recent appearance on Tamron Hall’s eponymous talk show, Tamron Hall, Schlitz shared that she has accepted a teaching position at E.A. Young Academy, a private K-12 institution in North Richland Hills, Texas.
“I’m going to be teaching. I feel so called to teaching,” Schlitz told Hall. “I just really want to give back and inspire, so I’ll be teaching AP Government and Politics at E.A. Young.”
Upon revealing the news, Hall encouraged Schlitz, who was supported by her parents during the interview, to “stop and absorb and embrace” her accomplishments.
To help facilitate this reflection, Hall proceeded to gift the family a 5-night vacation to Grenada — a Caribbean Island located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago.
Let’s continue to shout out Schlitz and cheer her on as she embarks on this new journey!
Also, check out her riveting Blavity U articles, including numerous noteworthy pieces rooted in the intersection of Gen Z, politics and education.