California’s bar exam is notoriously difficult.
Ask former governors Jerry Brown and Pete Wilson or California Senator Kamala Harris, all of whom failed the test on their first try.
Barbara Hodgson, 68, of Yorba Linda, said she fully expected to be in their company when she went to check her results in November.
But then, on her computer screen, it flashed: “The name above appears on the pass list.”
“I would have never guessed it,” she said. “I passed! Oh my goodness.”
Hodgson, among the oldest to pass the bar exam in California, walked across the stage and accepted her diploma on Thursday, Feb. 28, marking her graduation from the Concord Law School at Purdue University Global.
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