James Chilimigras could become the youngest person ever to be awarded a Juris Doctorate
At just 15 years old, young Mississippi native James Chilemegras is preparing to attend the University of Law, where he has the opportunity to become the youngest person ever to receive a Juris Doctor degree.
In 2022, James took the law exam to apply to this school and scored 174 points, the highest score in his state, according to the local news channel. WLOX.
The young man already holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Governors University, a university where students graduate online and in a more accessible manner than is commonly seen in the United States, and is now about to add a Ph.D. to his curriculum. To WLOX, the student said that until May he would decide where his future academy would be, but he was adamant: “I will be at Law University in August and it will be in person. This will be fun.” channel.
In the US, the law course lasts for 3 years, and if James can finish it in the time frame, he can become part of the group of the youngest people in the world to be able to take this course.
“We always knew he was talented, but we didn’t expect him to achieve so much in such a short time,” the young dad shared with WLOX.
John and Irene Chilemegras say they quickly realized their son was very smart. By the age of two, he could speak correctly, in complete sentences, and by the age of twelve, he was receiving a diploma from St. John Paul’s Senior High School.
But not everything was easy, contrary to what one might suppose, James had some difficulties with reading, despite his interest. In this sense, to understand how his mind “works”, the parents resorted to some outside help.
To explain his journey, James just says that he has a great desire to learn and challenge himself. He guarantees, “My parents did a good job of continuing to challenge me.”
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