Date Posted:Thursday, August 11, 05:05:47am Author:Dave Zitzkat Subject: Law School At Age 19
Well, the week after next the time will arrive. My son will be starting UConn Law School. Yup, you cannot have too many Zitzkat Lawyers!
This should be the final phase of his education, which was by no means conventional. Altogether he spent 5 weeks in the New Hartford school system in First Grade. Went to Litchfield Country School for three years, and then was homeschooled. During his home schooling, he took Community College courses at Tunxis, and also at Trinity College, and in 2009 he got his Associates Degree from Tunxis. He never went to high school or grade school beyond 3rd grade.
This year he graduated as an Honors student from the University of Connecticut, which he attended at Storrs from 2009 to 2011. He was 17 when he got his associates degree, and 19 for his Bachelors.
The Connecticut state system is exceptionally open to younger students, and as long as you avoid the public schools, you can advance as quickly as you are capable. UConn Law was, I believe, reluctant to consider a person as young as my son, and having been through law school, I can completely understand that. The ideal law student should have had a lot of experience in the real world under his belt. By the time he finishes law school, my son will have as much experience as anyone else graduating, since he will be working in my office while attending law school. The combination of academic law courses and practical experience should be quite powerful.
Of course he is excited and looking forward to the challenge, and we are all extremely happy. I am looking forward to having an Associate, since, believe it or not, I probably won't live forever.