Because Of Them We Can - March 19, 2019
Unlike many 16 year olds who are winding down their years in high school, Haley Taylor Schlitz is gearing up to start law school in the fall, reports the ABA Journal.
The teen, who is currently a student at Texas Woman’s University, has already been accepted by nine different law schools into their 1L class. This May, she will graduate with both an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree and will attend a six-day summer program with the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, D.C. Afterwards, she will enroll in law school at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.
She tells Texas Lawyer that she graduated high school at the tender age of 13 after her parents began to homeschool her in the fifth grade due to their unhappiness with her public school education.
“I was just being taught to pass the end-of-the-year test to get to the next grade,” she says. “I wasn’t being taught to learn.”