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Pop star Halsey reveals she’s studying law

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Singer plans to sit California bar exam

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Pop star Halsey has revealed she’s studying law with the view to sit the California bar exam.

In an Instagram post last week, the American singer-songwriter shared a montage of photos with her 20 million followers depicting how she’s spending her time in isolation during the coronavirus lockdown.

Among the seven snaps she shared there was a close-up of Erwin Chemerinsky’s ‘Constitutional Law’. Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, captioned the photo series: “Law is fun but hard.”

“Why are you studying constitution law? Any reason in particular or general curiosity?” one user commented, to which Halsey, who is perhaps best known for her duet with duo The Chainsmokers in hit 2016 summer soundtrack Closer, revealed she intends to sit the California bar exam.

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Other fans praised the pop star for her new endeavour. “You’re doing great things even outside of music,” wrote one, while another said, “I think it’s really cool you have another interest and career to take if you ever decide you’re done with performing. Good on you.” The 25-year-old songstress is vocal about political and social issues on her social media channels.

Halsey isn’t the only celeb to hit the law books. Last year, reality TV star and socialite Kim Kardashian revealed she is studying to become a lawyer.

Kardashian enrolled on a four-year legal apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm in the summer of 2018, with a view to sitting the California bar exam in 2022. Despite not holding an undergraduate degree, the 39-year-old has been able to make a foray into law as California is one of a number of US states that allow wannabe lawyers to enter the profession via a period of on-the-job learning.

Halsey’s fans think she could be studying for the Cali bar exam “the Kim K way”. One user commented: “In the state of California, you don’t have to go to law school in order to take the bar exam. You just have to find a legal apprenticeship, pass the first-year law student’s examination and then pass the bar. Also, California has the hardest bar exam with only a 54.3% pass rate. Good luck, girl.”

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18 Comments

Joe

Law has turned into one of those careers where everyone and anyone wants to do now. In the UK everyone has had a sudden interest in commercial law when they saw the money they can make as a 1 year NQ

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Craig

Law used to be up there with medicine as in it was on the same level of difficulty to get into but they really just let anyone do it now

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Hmmm

Law equal to medicine in terms of difficulty?

As if the GDL equates to 7 years at uni with cadaver carving

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Jacob

You need to work on your comprehension skills.

That guy clearly said “difficult to get into” referring to how the entry requirements to law used to be a lot tighter and on a similar level of difficulty as medicine. The LLB Law degree across the UK has relaxed the entry requirements of A levels as well as the additional testing.

Also, your mention of the GDL is proving his point… nowadays they let anyone with any degree do law as they can get by through the easier 1 year GDL and now they are making the SQE which is even worse. Imagine if medicine had a 1 year crash course followed by a MCT SQE test as an ‘alternative’ route to becoming a doctor… nobody would take it seriously, so why is law any different?

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Truth

Because a career in law is hardly difficult? It’s monotonous work that literally anyone could do.

The same can’t be said for medicine, therefore the difference in entry requirements is fine.

Anon

Halsey? I read that as Halsbury’s lol

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Greg

Haha hahaa top banta halsbury~Halsey lolll too funny that resemblance

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Anon

Fuck off pathetic prick lots of others laughed!

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DJ

Check out Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” if you get the chance. Sound of the summer.

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Disillusioned toiler

Bruh that hit me so hard…summer of 2013…blasting this tune out of the speakers, a bottle of 40oz in my left hand, a blunt in right, bimbos all around me, to be a trainee again…*tears up*

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Confused

Who even is she..?

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Anon

What you’re telling me you’re not familiar with a “star” who is best known for a collaboration four years ago?

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Reality check

These singers and influencers like Kim K have taken a sudden interest in law because they have the money to pay for the top tutors who can guarantee that they will pass the bar and any additional examinations they have to take

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Ray

More importantly she watches Avatar – get in there 😉

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Sir Simpness of Simpshire

Simp

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Anon

These celebrities aren’t really studying for the what everyone thinks of as the bar exam. They are studying for the First-Year Law Students’ Examination. They need to pass that before they can do the final 3 years of the apprenticeship

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Anonymous

Her Linked In profile is stunning.

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Bob

I don’t care

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