Rob Shapiro just offered Kim Kardashian her first law job, and here's why critics should give her a chance
While it seems that it is obviously impossible for Kim to get to exams like a normal person, that may also be the reason why she could make a really good lawyer.
Robert Shapiro, the lawyer who defended O.J. alongside Kim Kardashian's father Robert Kardashian, has told TMZ that Kim has what it takes to become a "sensational" lawyer, and once she passes the Bar exam she can join his law firm. And here's why we agree with him.
Kim Kardashian West is making huge strides in her aspiring law career and that too in style. The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' showed up to take her recent Torts exam in Los Angeles in a grey hoodie and a cream crocodile skin Hermes Birkin bag, a bag which is estimated to be worth around a $100,000. While it seems that it is obviously impossible for Kim to get to exams like a normal person, that may also be the reason why she could make a really good lawyer.
The Kardashians have been big on social causes from the time they became famous - from bringing transgender issues to the forefront, the Armenian Genocide, interracial marriages, donating millions to charity and body positivity, there's no denying that they've done their bit. But Kim is the one who decided to do more than just educate - she's decided to fight. While many ridicule her and have asked her to 'stay in her lane', she's done some remarkable things for the world we live in.
Remember when keyboard warriors demanded the release of Alice Marie Johnson, the 63-year-old woman who served 21 years in prison for a nonviolent drug charge? Kim played a key role in her June 2018 release. She met with President Donald Trump at the White House and set up a meeting through Ivanka Trump in May and history was made. Since then, she perhaps realized the power she holds and has clearly decided to use it for the best.
She told Vogue looking back at the incident recently, "The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency and I'm sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, 'Oh, s***. I need to know more.'" She then started to work on sitting for the Bar exam.
Before that, Kim was front and center at the March of Our Lives, where millions of people around the world joined together to protest the lack of gun control in America. She brought Kim and North along and told her followers that they should vote for change. During filming season 14, Kim along with her sisters visited the Union Rescue Mission and then she went solo to Alexandria House in L.A., where vulnerable women and kids receive emergency help. Guess what happened when the episode aired in January 2018? Someone donated $1 million to Alexandria House.
Just got off the phone w/our show producers who informed me that since our episode on homelessness aired @ahouse_la have been flooded w/donations from people who were so moved! One person even donated $1mil. THANK U to those who have helped to make a difference! #AlexandriaHouse— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 10, 2018
When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in 2017, she and her family pledged $500,000 to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. She's also been an outspoken supporter of Planned Parenthood and positive mental health, something that has been a topic of debate in the country in recent times. If that doesn't convince you then remember the time she spoke up about Cynthia Brown, the 29-year-old woman who caught the attention of the public in November 2017? She had been sentenced to years in jail at 16 for killing Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old real estate agent who allegedly sold her out for prostitution. She got her top dollar attorney Shawn Holley to help with the case.
The system has failed. It’s heart breaking to see a young girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life! We have to do better & do what’s right. I’ve called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this. #FreeCyntoiaBrown pic.twitter.com/73y26mLp7u— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 21, 2017
Lina Duque, a social media strategist, believes Kim could "disrupt" the law profession as we know it. “She won’t be in the same league as the Amal Clooney’s of the world but she will likely disrupt the law profession as we know it today. We have yet to wait and see how she adds value though. The rapid pace at which social media is evolving has caused the disruption of many professions - from politics to medicine and teaching. Having a wide social media influence will give anyone an edge in their chosen career.”
Stephanie Cartin, co-CEO of Socialfly and Co-Host of The Entreprenista Podcast, said, "Kim Kardashian's strong social media influence will allow her to raise awareness of her client's cases quickly and bring media attention to under privledged people who would potentially not otherwise receive any coverage or public support. Kim has been in the spotlight for years and it appears she is trying to find more meaning and purpose beyond promoting products and wants to use her influence to help others."
It may be true that Kim's a reality star but she's definitely reminding the world that she's more than that - she's also Robert Kardashian's daughter.