Woman finishes state bar exam undeterred by going into labor

The Associated Press

CHICAGO — A pregnant suburban Chicago woman was so determined to finish the Illinois bar exam that she completed the test even after going into labor.

The Chicago Tribune reports 29-year-old Elana Nightingale Dawson had started the final portion of the exam last week when the woman went into labor. The exam must be finished to be valid.

After finishing, she walked to a downtown Chicago hospital. The woman’s son, Wilson, was delivered about two hours later.

She’ll find out in October if she passed the bar.