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Child Prodigy, 15, is Choosing a Law School

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By Robin Enos on May 24, 2011 6:43 AM

So when we see him in court, will Ty Hobson-Powell be old enough to vote?

Ty Hobson-Powell, 15, has just graduated from the University of Baltimore. Now he has to choose between attending law school at Howard, William & Mary or North Carolina Central. All three schools have accepted this teenager for 1L classes this coming fall, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Post-B.A., this surprising young man has set a summer goal of passing his driver's license examination, reports the Sun. One assumes he will not need to attend an expensive review course first.

"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," Hobson-Powell told WJLA-TV

Hobson-Powell, whose parents admit he started kindergarten "at age 3 or 4," and started studying Chinese at the same age, is reportedly considering medical school after law school. At age 4, Hobson-Powell told his mother, Liz Hobson, that he wants to be Attorney General.

Most parents wonder what they would do with a kid like this. There's a sneaking suspicion that the road for this prodigious young achiever will have some unanticipated obstacles.

Prrom dates and the inevitable romances aside, what will a 15-year-old make of some of those crazy fact patterns from Wills and Trusts cases?

Just about anybody who has stared fixedly at Erie v. Tompkins will know Hobson-Powell's first year of law school will be less about Twittering than his undergraduate years. Keeping up with the basketball might help blow off some steam, though.

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