May 30, 2017

Teenager becomes youngest ever to be called to the Bar

At age 18, American student Gabrielle Turnquest is the youngest person to be called to the Bar of England and Wales after passing her exams, Telegraph reports.

The average lawyer takes the Bar Professional Training Course at age 27.

The very impressive teenage says she will not work in the UK, however, but will be headed to the United States to qualify as a lawyer in her home country.

Gabrielle, who hails from Windermere, Florida, also plans to take the Bar exams in the Bahamas, the country of her parents.

While she will be qualified as a lawyer on three turfs, and plans to work in the Bahamas at some point, Gabrielle has her heart set on working in Florida as a fashion law specialist.

As to her incredibly stunning accomplishment, Gabrielle had this to say: “I am honoured to be the youngest person to pass the Bar exams but, really, I was not aware at the time what the average age was.

“I didn’t fully realise the impact of it.”

Perhaps it didn’t seem that big a deal to Gabrielle because she’s already made history at her Liberty University in Virginia where she graduated with a degree in psychology at 16. Or perhaps it is because the brilliant scholar is following in the footsteps of her older sister, Kandi, who aced the Bar at ripe old age of 22.

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