Woman Takes Bar Exam While in Labor, Gives Birth, Then Finishes Test


This is how I know women are stronger than men. A Loyola University graduate named Brianna Hill took part of her bar exam while in labor, gave birth, and then finished her test.

Hill knew she'd be pregnant while taking her final test toward becoming a lawyer, but when the coronavirus pandemic changed the timing, she suddenly realized just how pregnant she would be.

"It was supposed to be in July," she said.

Hill knew she'd be taking the test remotely in her home, but that there would be technology used to watch test takers and keep them from cheating. Last Monday, a very pregnant Hill sat down at her desk to take the first part of the exam."I was ready to go - confident," she said. But minutes into her test, she went into labor.

Hill completed the first portion of her exam and several hours later, gave birth to a healthy son, Cassius Phillip, at West Suburban Hospital in Oakpark, Illinois.But there was still another day of test-taking to go. Determined to finish what she started, Hill, still in the hospital, spent the following day taking the final leg of the exam.Hill doesn't know yet if she passed the exam, but she is set to find out in early December.