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Michael Taylor
Pre-Law Intern, Howard University

Location: Whiteville, NC, NC United States
Birthday: Oct 28th
Joined: Apr 18th, 2017
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I enjoy writing and have won contests and awards for story writing and Poetry Contests. I enjoy writing and have won contests and awards for story writing and Poetry Contests.
I enjoy many different interests but politics is my passion. From an early age I developed a growing interest for the political system. I am studying political science and pre law and minoring in English. Since I enrolled in Oakwood University, I have served as Senator for Holland Hall dormitory, Class President, and currently, United Student Movement Academic Vice President. I also volunteer with the local Madison County Democratic Party. Michael will be graduating from Oakwood University this upcoming May.
I enjoy many different interests but politics is my passion. From an early age I developed a growing interest for the political system. I am studying political science and pre law and minoring in English. Since I enrolled in Oakwood University, I have served as Senator for Holland Hall dormitory, Class President, and currently, United Student Movement Academic Vice President. I also volunteer with the local Madison County Democratic Party. Michael will be graduating from Oakwood University this upcoming May.
Current Whereabouts:
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Pre-law/Political Science.
Life & Professional Aspirations:
Most of the friends I grew up with changed their career goals three or four times before finishing high school. I knew from the moment I was old enough to talk, that one day I would be President of the United States. Before President Barack Obama took office, my parents’ friends would smile and humor me by saying that I would make a great President but I knew they thought it was an impossible dream or fantasy that would go away. After the first African American President took office, most people who heard my future plans thought it was cute and that I was inspired by President Obama. But my political ambition started long before I ever knew about Obama. As a child I knew everything about the Presidents of the United States. Almost every Sunday morning we went to the Smithsonian museums I Washington DC and somehow, without being taught, I memorized all the Presidents, their years of service, where they were from and where they went to school. I knew all about their lives and their families. I was fascinated by them. I knew that twenty six of the forty-four U.S. Presidents were lawyers and eight of them went to Harvard. I therefore decided early on that I was going to study law at Harvard before starting my career in politics. I applied to and I was accepted to Harvard University Undergraduate Program. However, my parents insisted that I attend Oakwood University for my undergraduate degree and promised that I can go anywhere I choose for Law School. In four years, (2017) I will be graduating from Oakwood University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-law/Political Science. Since Harvard Law School is very competitive, I plan to keep my GPA as close to 4.0 as possible. During my second year at Oakwood I plan on taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Preparation classes online before taking the LSAT test during my final year. Starting early will give me the advantage because most students begin such preparation in their final year or even after they graduate. Starting early will allow me to master the skills required to excel and maximize my LSAT score. In addition to classes on line, I will also read several LSAT Prep books and complete hundreds of practice tests. By carefully preparing for and excelling in my LSAT scores, I will do well and get into Harvard. Harvard requires a score of 170 or above that is 98+%. In addition to focusing on my LSAT scores and my GPA, I plan to visit my best friend who is enrolled at Harvard and while I am there, do some networking. When I visit him, I will be sure to meet everyone in the Law School admission department. I will do my best to make a good impression so that they will remember my name and looked favorably upon my application. I will also find the most persuasive people to write references for me. I will seek help from my professors and other professionals to assist me in creating and editing my personal statement. I will attend Harvard University Law School for three years, after which I will graduate with a J.D. (Juris Doctor) Degree. This is a three-year program that will first give me the intellectual foundation for legal study and then give me an opportunity to focus my studies on areas of particular interest through advanced classes, clinics, and writing projects. At the end of my educational career I will become licensed as a lawyer or "admitted to the bar" by taking the licensing exams called "bar exams" for North Carolina State. I will work as an associate with a lawyer from my county who now has a private practice. (His aunt is a member of my church and he has already expressed an interest in having me work with him). As an associate, I expect to earn an income of approximately $68,000.00. After the first year, my salary will increase to $152,000 - $180,000.00. While working as a lawyer, I will volunteer in the community and work hard to help the impoverished neighborhoods to improve. Eventually I will run for Mayor of Columbus County and I have no doubt I will win. I will continue to practice law and be Mayor at the same time. I will receive my lawyer’s salary of $180000.00 and a mayor’s salary of approximately $63,871 - $101,736. After my two years, my term of office as Mayor will end and I will run for Governor of the State of North Carolina and win. Then I will run for President and win. As President I will make a salary of $400,000 per year, including a $50,000 expense allowance. Should the unthinkable happen and I do not become a lawyer or President of the United States, I would use my educational background to teach Law and/or History at a University. As a Law Professor, I will earn $60,591 - $240,405. My educational background, would also make me eligible to work as a historian, preferably at the Smithsonian in Washington DC or at the museum in my own hometown. As a historian at the museum, I will earn about $93,000.00. I am very excited that I have almost completed half of my first year at Oakwood University and I am looking forward to working hard and achieving my goals.
Education   (request update)
Oakwood University class of 2017
Undergrad Major: Pre-Law
Claim To Fame:
I graduated from High School with a 4.0 GPA at the age of 16. My current GPA is 3.799. I have served my University as Senator for Holland Hall Dormitory and United Student Movement Academic Vice-President. I am also very active in the community by volunteering with several community projects and political groups.
Most Memorable Moment:
My most memorable College moment was when I was elected as United Student Academic Vice -president. I ran this election as the underdog. My parents were not big donors to the university, I came from a small high school and therefore did not know many people and the other candidates were very popu;ar.
High School: Carolina Adventist Academy in Whiteville, NC class of 2013
 
Activities & Accomplishments:
Student Body President, Student Body Chaplain, Highest Honor Student, Member of National Honor Society
Best Memories:
Raising funds for St. Jude Research Hospital and raising funds to help my school.
Experience
I currently work with Howard University as Pre-Law Intern
I have 0 years of experience working in the Other industry.
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