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15-Year-Old College Grad Is Headed to Law School

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Fifteen-year-old Ty Hobson-Powell has a big choice to make, and it doesn’t involve prom, his driver’s license or even college.

Hobson-Powell is considering which law school to attend, the Baltimore Sun reports. He is the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Baltimore, and he has been accepted at three law schools: Howard, William & Mary and North Carolina Central.

Hobson-Powell’s father teaches at Howard’s medical school and his mother is an officer for the U.S. Public Health Service.

Hobson-Powell tells the Baltimore Sun he started kindergarten at age 3 or 4. He started speaking Chinese at about the same age, his mother, Liz Hobson, told and He also began writing letters to the president when he was a boy.

Despite his accomplishments, Hobson-Powell tells WJLA, “I tweet way too much to get all A’s, I play basketball way too much to get all A’s, my grades are good but not as good as they could be if I spent more time in school.”

He is considering medical school after law school. And he has another ambition, his mother tells “Ever since the age of probably 4, he’s always said he wanted to be attorney general,” she said.

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