Even the best-laid plans often go awry, but Brianna Hill of Chicago was adamant about holding it all together when forces beyond her power conspired to create the perfect storm.
Hill graduated from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law this year and was all ready to take the bar exam at the end of July. She was pregnant but not due until Oct. 19, so it wouldn’t have been an issue.
But then the pandemic struck, and dates got rearranged. The bar exam was rescheduled for Oct. 5 and would be taken remotely, with test-takers following a strict set of rules.
That cut it close, but Hill didn’t realize just how close when she sat down to take the test, 38 weeks into her pregnancy.
“I started the second section and 15 to 20 minutes in, I started having contractions,” the 28-year-old