African American Teenager Is the Youngest Qualified Barrister in British History

turnquestGabrielle Turnquest of Windemere, Florida, recently passed the Bar Professional Training Course to become a qualified barrister in England and Wales. At the age of 18, she is the youngest person to have reached this milestone in the 600-year history of the training regimen. The average age of people who successfully complete barrister training is 27.

Two years ago, Turnquest, whose parents are from The Bahamas, was the youngest person to earn a degree at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She majored in psychology. A year later she completed law school at the University of Law, which operates campuses in London and five other cities.

Turnquest hopes to begin a career as a fashion law specialist in the United States. She has enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California, where she is studying apparel industry management.

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