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Youngest Black Graduate Of Texas Law School Sworn In As An Attorney At Just 21

Haley Taylor Schlitz, 19, graduated last week from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law. Image: Tal Campbell

Haley Taylor Schlitz, who captured national attention in 2019 for her remarkable academic achievements, has now reached another milestone in her journey.

At the age of 21, she has been sworn in as an attorney by the Minnesota State Bar Association, marking a significant achievement in her already impressive career.

Taylor Schlitz first made headlines in 2019 when she garnered acceptance into nine different law schools at the tender age of 16.

Her exceptional journey continued as she graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in May 2022, making her the youngest Black student to achieve this milestone at the Dallas law school.

Now officially a licensed attorney, Taylor Schlitz shared her excitement with “Good Morning America,” expressing her commitment to serving her community and inspiring the next generation.

Alongside her legal pursuits, she has also taken on the role of a teacher, imparting knowledge to fifth graders at IDEA Edgecliff in Fort Worth, Texas, where she teaches U.S. History.

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May 19

Congratulations and continued success in your personal and professional endeavors and accomplishments.

JB Griffin, Ph.D., PHR

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