Years before he decided to study law, Atticus Finch had the name for it.

Finch, a first-year student at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, is truly named Atticus Finch, after the lawyer in Harper Lee’s bestseller “To Kill a Mockingbird.” With his parents’ approval, Finch went to court at age 8 to change his given name of Angus Finch to Atticus Finch.

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