Introduction: Driven to Achieve (excerpt)

(Young And Driven Available online May 5th, 2017)

A 3rd-grade kid does a book report on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is filled with excitement because he found out something he had never heard before. This elementary age kid fi...

Below you will find the Abstract, Dedication, and Acknowledgment sections of my dissertation. If you want to read the entire dissertation you can find it online (Wickliff-Dissertation-2016).


Corporations and other organizations have dedicated considerable funds...

May 9, 2014


Atty. Cortlan J. Wickliff giving the Spring 2014 Commencement Speech at St. Philip’s College. St. Philip’s College was honored for being the nation’s only college to be federally designated as both a Historically Black College and a Hispanic-serving Institution. Atty....

March 27, 2014

Cortlan J. Wickliff presenting at the Texas Association of Black Personal in Higher Education’s Annual Conference emphasizing that being smart does not guarantee scholastic success. Success is achieved with a consistent work ethic, a spirit of perseverance, and a willi...

May 31, 2013

Cortlan Wickliff had a lot of fun chatting with Tom Joyner, Roland Martin, and the Morning Show crew. During the interview the Morning Show crew asked Wickliff about what it was like starting college at such a young age and his plans post graduations. When asked to giv...

May 31, 2013

Cortlan Wickliff's accomplishments were written about in the Austin American-Statesman, the largest paper in his state's capital of Austin, Texas.





Cortlan Wickliff attended his first college course at 8 years old, when his mom, working on her master’...

May 30, 2013

Akilah Johnson of the Boston Globe provides an in-depth look at Cortlan Wickliff's experience as one of the youngest graduates of Harvard Law School in the school's history, and what the future holds for him as he moves to College Station, TX to continue his studies in...

May 16, 2013


Aired May 15, 2013, an interview by Tavis Smiley of Cortlan J. Wickliff for the Tavis Smiley Show following Cortlan's graduation from Harvard Law School at 22 years old making him one of the two youngest African Americans to graduate from Harvard Law School, and the o...

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