‘If You Cry, It’s OK’: How to Pick Yourself Up and Try Again After Failing the Bar Exam

Bar exam-takers who have not passed on the first try have probably heard they are in good company, given the list of extremely accomplished lawyers and political leaders who had to take the test multiple times.

Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Kathleen Sullivan, who served as dean of Stanford Law School, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris all passed on their second attempts and it took John F. Kennedy Jr. three tries before passing.

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