Eddy's Good News: The youngest barrister ever and a sparkling historical find

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13 Dec 2023, 11:51

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Wednesday 13th December 2023

Credit – Tulare County District Attorney<br>

I remember my father carping on about how long it took for him to become a barrister, if he was alive I’d take pleasure in teasing with him how long it took this actual genius, Peter Park.

Peter is a Korean American who’s just set a new record, qualifying as a barrister at just 17. Making legal history, the teenager is now working as a clerk in the Tulare County DA’s office, after passing the bar exam first time. He started his journey aged 13, passing everything with flying colours and taking advantage of a law that allows students to apply for the bar if they pass certain high level exams. California is considered the toughest of all bar exams in the USA, along with Delaware, half of all applicants fail which makes Peter’s success all the more impressive. He wants to be a prosecutor and to inspire others to take his ‘alternative path’ to being a barrister.

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org

Credit: Collyweston Historical and Preservation Society – CHAPS

A wonderful ‘everything is possible’ story from here in the UK now as a local historical society decide to put their brains together and together locate, dig for and uncover a historical gem, Collyweston Palace, owned by the grandmother of Henry VIII, Margaret Beaufort.

The Collyweston Historical and Preservation Society, or CHAPS for short, with no financial backing, just a love for history and boundless enthusiasm, applied for a small grant, and started an archaeological dig with no formal training and actually found what they were looking for, with the help of a special underground radar system they hired.

They’ve located foundations, walls and will find a lot more now the project has attracted much better funded professionals who are picking up the ball and making sure the local museum gets a treasure trove of stuff from a palace Elizabeth I stayed in.

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org