Cafecito Time Session 8: Taking and Retaking The Bar Exam

I had the opportunity to meet with Jessica Ocampo, and we talked about breaking the barriers and fears of failure, retaking the bar exam, studying under stress and more. Watch our full video below. - Cindy 


About our guest:

Jessica Ocampo is a law clerk for the Illinois Office of the Attorney General. She is currently pending admission to the Illinois bar. Thereafter, she will assume the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Workers’ Compensation Bureau.
Ms. Ocampo is a first-generation Latina. Her mother is from Argentina and her father is from Mexico. She is the first in her family to graduate high school, college, and law school. She attended The John Marshall Law School (JMLS) in Chicago, IL. During law school, Ms. Ocampo served various leadership roles, including Chair of the Law Student Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and Vice President of the JMLS Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA). She also was part of the Moot Court Honors program, where her team competed in the New York University’s National Immigration Law Competition, earning a place in the Octofinals.
When she is not practicing law, Ms. Ocampo enjoys staying active by doing CrossFit, yoga, and playing with her Husky. She also is passionate about giving back to her community and helping law students navigate the channels of the profession. To contact Ms. Ocampo, you can email her at or find her on LinkedIn.