Ghanaian Law Student Who Failed The Ghana Bar Exams Celebrates Successfully Passing On The 3rd Attempt

Ghanaian Law Student Who Failed The Ghana Bar Exams Celebrates Successfully Passing On The 3rd Attempt

  • Lauraine Ghartey, the latest lawyer in town has recently opened up about her journey to passing her Ghana Bar exams
  • In an emotional post, the young lady recounted that she sat for the exams two good times and failed on both counts
  • She recently bagged a master's degree in International Business from York University and has passed the Bar exams on the third attempt as well

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An elated Ghanaian young lady by the name of Lauraine Ghartey has recently taken to social media to celebrate finally rising above the storms on her journey to becoming a lawyer.

The post sighted by on the LinkedIn timeline of Lauraine had her sharing that she unfortunately sat for the Ghana Bar exams and failed on two occasions. She then decided to move to the Kumasi campus to try her luck for the last time.

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Gorgeous Ghanaian lady passes the Ghana Bar on the third attempt
Lauraine posing on her graduation gown and with her family Photo credit: Lauraine Ghartey/LinkedIn
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"After two failed attempts at passing the Ghana Bar exam at both the Greenhill and Makola campuses, I packed my bags and headed to the Kumasi Campus as my last resort", she wrote.

While preparing for the next exams, she realized the need to have a backup plan in place and through the counsel of her aunty, she applied for a master's degree in International Business at the York University, Osgoode Hall Law School and gained admission.

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In an interview with, Lauraine shared how she motivated herself to not give up and just try again;

"Constantly putting in your best only to fail in the end takes a toll on you. There were times I wondered why others sit for the same bar exam and pass with ease and that could not be said about me. I must admit, it really affected my self esteem but as scary as it was that my efforts for a third time might be in vain, I gathered the courage to try again.

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It is really interesting how powerful the brain can be. I failed twice when the only thing I had to focus on was the bar exams but I took on a master's degree plus bar exams and I excelled at both. Giving up for sure should not be an option"

According to Lauraine, her classes were all online thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and that afforded her the extra time to prepare for her last round of the Ghana Bar exams.

"In December 2020, i was called to the Ghana Bar; a few months later, a Masters in International Business Law from York University - Osgoode Hall Law School was bagged", she shared joyfully.

The latest lawyer in town used the opportunity to thank her family, friend, former school makes and every individual who played vital role in academic her journey.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Twitter user and law school graduate Amber Goodwin (@amberkgoodwin) touched the hearts of many with her never give up attitude.

Goodwin was determined to graduate law school, no matter the cost, even if it took 20 years. Finally at the age of 41, Goodwin had graduated law school and was one step closer to her dream of being a lawyer.

Goodwin’s journey has had its fair share of difficulties. Her recent attempt at the Texas bar exam did not quite go according to plan but this recent hiccup did nothing to damage the perseverance and dedication of this powerful woman.

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