Haley Taylor Schlitz has been a writer for Blavity’s Gen Z vertical, Blavity U since last September. Her thoughtful commentary has added nothing but quality and thought provocation to the brand. But writing isn’t all that she does. Haley Taylor Schlitz has also been a law student at SMU’s Dedman School of Law for 3 years.

On May 13th, 2022 Haley Taylor Schlitz will become the youngest American to graduate from law school at 19 years old. This type of excellence should never go unnoticed and to be frank, it’s greatness is hard to quantify.

According to a press release from SMU’s Dedman School of Law, Haley was accepted to the law school at the age of 16. What is even more astonishing is that Haley was also accepted into 8 other law programs across the country.

What Haley has accomplished academically so far is nothing short of awe inspiring. Here at Blavity where we dedicate our days to highlighting Black greatness, we would be remiss if we didn’t highlight one of our own. So we congratulate Haley Taylor Schlitz on this huge accomplishment. She is a beacon for so many others in our community to follow.