Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Words Of Wisdom For 'Doogie Howser' Law Students

Doogie, 'Doogie Howser' Law Students Get Some Words of Wisdom:

If this year’s crop of first-year law students looks especially fresh-faced, it might be because some of them have yet to hit their second decade.

At least three teenagers are heading off to law school this fall, when most of their high school classmates are showing up at the undergraduate dorms. The youngest looks to be Hayley Taylor Schlitz, who will begin at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law at the tender age of 17. But she has some company.

Fellow 17-year-old Braxton Moral just collected both his high school and college diplomas and is charting a course to law school, though he is still finalizing which campus he’ll attend. Columbia Law School is his top choice.

Brittany Reaves already has that part figured out. The 18-year-old is starting her legal studies at North Carolina Central University School of Law this fall.

So what’s it like being a teen in law school, when most of your classmates are in their 20s? To find out, we reached out to Aaron Parnas, who enrolled at George Washington University Law School when he was just 18. Parnas, now 20, recently completed his second year and is working as a summer associate. ...

We asked Parnas how classmates react when they learn his age and his best advice for navigating law school when you’re the youngest one in the classroom. His answers have been edited for length.

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