A man in Dallas could very well just sit back and relax at home and enjoy the fruits of his retirement, but he says doing nothing will simply drive him nuts. And so, when a new law school opened in downtown Dallas while he was well into his late 60s, he saw that as another opportunity to be productive and to continue growing as an individual. Fast forward to more than four years later, and today at 71, he became the oldest graduate in the inaugural law class.
John VanBuskirk added a new feather to his cap at 71, so to speak, as a law graduate from UNT Dallas College of Law. He also achieved that with flying colors, finishing with a 3.21 GPA, and making the Dean’s List four times.
What’s even more commendable to an already incredible feat for someone his age is that he also managed to log 800 hours of pro bono work, volunteering at clinics with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and pro bono clinics through the law school. In fact, he just earned two statewide awards for his pro bono work.