Pass-Fail

Hand him a football and he'll pass. Give him a bar exam and he fumbles. "I'm clearly not a major legal genius," said JOHN F. KENNEDY JR., 29, last week when he got word that he'd failed New York State's bar exam for the second time. To stay on the job as a Manhattan assistant district attorney, the New York University law school graduate will have to pass the rigorous two-day test on his third try in July. Resolutely, Kennedy has vowed that he'll keep taking the exam until he passes or "until I'm 95." Whichever comes first.

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