A Northwestern Law alumnae went into ‘active labour’ shortly after she sat down for day two of the Illinois bar.
In an incredible act of determination, not only did she finish the three-hour test early – she gave birth to a healthy baby boy two hours later.
Impressive: A Northwestern Law alumnae went into ‘active labour’ during day two of the Illinois bar exam on Wednesday
AboveTheLaw.com reports the woman alerted proctors to the possibility that she might give birth during the test, and they agreed to allow her to leave early.
Shortly after the start of the Multistate Bar Exam, she went into labour.
A friend of the mother said her water did not break in the middle of the test.
‘She calmly finished, went to the hospital, and had her baby an hour or two later. Girl’s a real trooper,’ another friend said.
That’s convenient: The woman delivered at Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern – across the street from the exam site
The baby was delivered via Caesarean section at 5:58pm at Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern – conveniently located across the street from the exam site.
An e-mail sent to the new mother’s friends and family read: ‘We are pleased to announce that (redacted) not only finished the bar exam yesterday at 4pm, but also gave birth to our son, Baby Boy (redacted), at 5:58pm.
‘He weighed in at 6 lbs, 6 ounces with a reach of 19 inches. Mom, Dad, and Baby are doing well. Pictures are attached .’
The woman is due to find out if she passed the bar in the first two weeks of October.
Based on her track record, she has a bright future ahead.
The new mother was in Northwestern’s accelerated JD program, which allows students to get a law degree in two years rather than three.
She was top-ranked and was on the law review, worked in the school’s prestigious Supreme Court clinic, and served as a director in the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Chicago Bar.
And, she has two federal judicial clerkships already lined up.
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