Woman who went viral after taking bar exam while in labor finds out she passed

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A pregnant woman who drew national attention earlier this year after it was discovered the law student partly took her bar exam while she was in labor has since revealed she passed the test.

According to NBC Chicago, the student, Brianna Hill, who graduated from Loyola University, recently confirmed the news on Facebook.

“I PASSED … I am SO happy I get to be a lawyer officially and am so thankful that I got here. Now, I am going to go celebrate with my cute little family,” she reportedly wrote in the post. 

The student also reportedly recalled the events that led up to her giving birth to her son in October and her experience finishing the remainder of the exam a day later.

Hill said she went into labor within minutes of starting the exam, which she had taken at home with certain testing mechanisms place amid the pandemic, in early October.

“I didn’t think about it because I was in the test,” she said.

But after realizing what was going on, she said took a few moments to contact her husband, and then returned to taking the exam.

“I cleaned myself up, called my husband and the test kept going,” she said.

After finishing the first part of the exam, Hill said she was taken to a hospital where she gave birth. And on the following day, Hill said she finished the rest of the exam while at the hospital.

“I took part of the exam sitting on towels because my water had broken and the other part sitting on an ice pack because I had given birth the night before,” she said, while adding that she also finished the second part of the exam on roughly “1.5 hours” of sleep because her “baby was SO grunty” at the time.

“I breastfed my baby in between sessions. I did all of this because I did not see any other option to accomplish both my goals – become a lawyer and a mom,” she said.

In the post, Hill also reportedly credited having a strong support system to helping her achieve her goals earlier this year and acknowledged she is “not the only one who went through difficult circumstances to complete this stupid test.”

She added that she feels her outcome in the end “is not an accurate reflection of competence, mostly privilege.”


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