Gabrielle Turnquest: Youngest to Pass Bar Exam in United Kingdom

Gabrielle Turnquest

If you thought a 14-year-old set to graduate from Chicago State University with a degree in Psychology was an amazing feat, wait until you hear about this next teenager making history.

18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest recently became the youngest person to pass the bar exam in the UK. “I am honored to be the youngest person to pass the Bar exams but, really, I was not aware at the time what the average age was,” she told The Telegraph. “I didn’t fully realize the impact of it.”

The average age of a typical lawyer graduating from The University of Law’s Bar Professional Training Course is 27, according to The University of Law’s records. The Windermere, Florida native is also eligible to be called to the Bahamas Bar, an opportunity that’s close to her heart due to her parents' origin.

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Ironically, Turnquest isn’t the only child in her family to pass the UK Bar exam. Her sister, Kandi, also took the same course and passed the bar at the age of 22.

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