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Gabrielle Turnquest has become the youngest person ever to pass the bar exam in England at the age of 18. The American student was able to take the British exam because her parents hail from The Bahamas, where she hopes to eventually work. (Photo via Telegraph) 

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Friday, August 2, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013

Gabrielle Turnquest has become the youngest person ever to pass the bar exam in England at the age of 18 (the typical age to accomplish this is 27). The American student was able to take the British exam because her parents hail from The Bahamas, where she hopes to eventually work.

The Telegraph reports:

The young high-flyer will not go on to work in the UK as she wants to return to her native America to qualify as a lawyer there.

But her success means she is also called to the Bahamas Bar, the country of her parents, and she hopes to work there.

Gabrielle took the course, at the University of Law, along with her sister Kandi, who also passed her exams but at the ripe old age of 22.

The teenager, who is originally from Windermere, Florida, hopes eventually to be a fashion law specialist.

She said: “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.”

Gabrielle has already made history at her previous university, Liberty University in Virginia, where she was the youngest person to finish an undergraduate degree there, in psychology, at the age of 16.

More: Telegraph.

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