Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Where did Obama pass the bar exam required for all lawyers?

Or is that another state secret we are not supposed to know?


So Obama never really practiced what he teached?

Update 2:

Obama passed the bar exam in Harvard????? Obama practiced law in Massachusetts? Or are you just another high school liberal unaware of what a bar exam is?

14 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Illinois as he had to surrender his license to practice it as did his wife due to ethical charges that were pending

    Source(s): Merry Christmas May God bless you and may God keep us safe from the progressive axis of evil;0bama,Pelsoi & Reid.
  • 1 decade ago

    President Obama was admitted to the Illinois Bar on December 17, 1991.

    In order to be admitted, he had to pass the Illinois bar, which is administered in February and July of each year. He also had to show he graduated from an undergraduate college as well as an ABA-approved law school.

    He practiced law as an associate at Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland (1993-1996) then as of counsel from 1996-2004. He was involved in 30 cases as a lawyer.

    He voluntarily retired from the Illinois bar in 2002 as he wasn't interested in litigation, he was interested in legislation. It's not unusual for lawyers to do so -- retired/inactive lawyers don't have to pay bar dues or take continuing ed classes. Not all lawyers have to belong to a bar -- only those who counsel clients or appear before the court.

    Conservative/Libertarian law professor Eugene Volokh explains some of the issues here:

  • 1 decade ago

    Illinois on December 17, 1991

  • 1 decade ago

    There is no bar exam required for all lawyers. A bar exam is required in most (probably all) states in order to represent clients in court. There are functions for people with law degrees that do not require taking a bar exam, such as teaching, which is what Obama used to do with his, or politics, which is what he is doing now. I don't know if he ever took a bar exam or not, but it isn't relevant unless he was doing things that required it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is very sad to hear fellow Americans always questioning the identity of Obama. Just sad. Now! Many will say he is a fake lawyers. some called him the "Manchurian candidate." (Hum!)

    However! most educated people will not doubt Obama's nationality or his education credentials.

  • Draco
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Obama passed the Bar Examination in Illinois, but was never licensed to "practice" law. Sort of like, those who can DO, those who can't, teach.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well in order for him to practice in the State of Illinois, I'm assuming he had to take the exam there.. But then, who only knows.......

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    He should be stripped of all. How is he undocumented when he has received an education. He should not be allowed to practice law at all, too hypocritical! He should be deported as soon as possible. I notice they never said who paid for this illegals education! I find it disgusting he was allowed to receive this much education being an illegal. Just another illegal learning how to play the system.

  • Ron R
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    they only have to pass the bar to practicelaw and Obama only taught it...there is a huge difference

  • Dale
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    In Illinois in 1991. And Diethyl keeps his losing streak alive.

    Plug his name in here.

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