The Legal Beat
This Teenager Is About To Take The Law School World By Storm
Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017
Classes will begin at law schools across the country in just a few days, and at many institutions, there will be a slew of nontraditional students, many of them a bit older than your typical law student. One law school, however, is welcoming a different kind of nontraditional law student this fall. He’s younger than all of his classmates — probably smarter, too — and he’s coming to destroy your precious curve.
Meet Aaron Parnas. He’ll be attending George Washington University Law School, and he’s not your average 1L. Why’s that? He’s only 18 years old, and he graduated from college before he graduated from high school. You can go ahead and call him Doogie Howser, but he doesn’t even really know who that is.
Parnas has dreamed of going to law school since the tender age of 10, and he took the LSAT when he was about 16 years old. What does this wunderkind want to do when he
grows up graduates from law school? Here’s an excerpt from his interview with Karen Sloan of Law.com:
I definitely want to go into a corporate positon, maybe something to do with mergers and acquisitions. I also like alternative dispute resolution. Either one of those two I’d like to go into for a while and get started. After that, I’d like to branch out into politics.
Parnas has some pretty big aspirations for his future political career — like most kids, he wants to be president, but given how intelligent he is, this kid could actually stand a chance. He thinks law school is the “perfect stepping stone” to achieve his goal, and he’ll probably gun his way through three years of legal education to get there.
By the time Parnas graduates and takes the bar exam, he’ll be 21, the minimum age requirement for bar admission. He’ll be able to celebrate passing the bar with a drink at the bar, because he’ll finally be old enough.
Congratulations to Aaron Parnas, a supersmart kid who will likely breeze through law school. Make sure you find a way to become part of his study group ASAP, because slots will probably fill up quickly.
Staci Zaretsky has been an editor at Above the Law since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.