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Q: famous people who did not pass the Bar Exam ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: famous people who did not pass the Bar Exam
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Asked by: judemona-ga
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Posted: 02 Nov 2002 01:05 PST
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Question ID: 96231
Who are some famous people who did pass the bar exam
Subject: Re: famous people who did not pass the Bar Exam
Answered By: gentryunderwood-ga on 02 Nov 2002 02:32 PST
Hi Judemona,

Mitchell McDeere, the character from John Grisham's _The firm_, was
the first in his firm's long history to fail the bar. As he's not
real, I thought I'd find some others for you. Here's what I found:


You don't get much more well known than John F. Kennedy, Jr. According
to CNN, it took him three tries to pass the bar.

CNN - John F. Kennedy Jr.


JFK Jr. tied with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who also failed the
test twice.

American City & County: Incoming USCM president...


Three seems the lucky number: Charlie Crist, presently campaigning and
running for Attorney General of Florida, had to take the bar 3 times
before he passed.

St. Petersburg Times - State: Candidate failed 2 bar exams State News (cached),0,3699975.story%3Fcoll%3Dorl-news-headlines+%22did+not+pass+the+bar+exam%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Charlie Crist for Florida's Attorney General


If three times seems like a lot, you'll love Democrat Kevin A.
Callahan (aka Kevin D. Callahan), who nearly won the the 1998 election
for Massachusetts Cape and Island District Attorney (46K to 55K
votes). He failed the bar 10 times before passing on his 11th try.
Apparantly, Mr. Callahan prides himself on not being a 'quitter'. He's
even running for the same DA's office this year.

Cape Cod Times: News, June 11, 1998

Cape Codder: The Race for District Attorney


And though he's not well known in the public en masse, 1999 Army
Soldier of the Year Nick Scott has certainly been honored in his own
realm and is without doubt a role model. He didn't pass the bar on his
first try, and shifted focus toward what has become a decorated
enlisted career. He only recently retook the test (and passed).

Capital Flyer: A Soldier's Passion


Partial Google Search Strategy:

"did not pass the bar exam"
famous people did not "pass the bar"
Mitchell McDeere "The Firm" Grisham "bar exam" pass
"Charlie Crist"
"didn't pass the bar exam"
"first try" "bar exam" "failed"
Kevin Callahan "district attorney"
"mayor daley" "bar exam"
"John F. Kennedy" "bar exam"

I hope this info helps. Let me know (via a request for clarification)
if anything isn't clear, if a link doesn't work, etc., and I'll be
happy to respond.

Subject: Re: famous people who did not pass the Bar Exam
From: bobby_d-ga on 02 Nov 2002 02:41 PST
An excellent question matched with an excellent answer!

Well done!


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