Kim Kardashian reveals plans to become a lawyer, says she hopes to take the bar exam in 2022
The Alice Marie Johnson case, where Kim played a major role in petitioning President Donald Trump to commute her life sentence, is what led her to make this huge decision.
Kim Kardashian West hopes to give the bar exam in 2022 and is studying to become a lawyer.
Make no mistake, for she is the same Kim Kardashian West with a beauty empire and a very popular reality show behind her. Kim apparently has her eyes trained on becoming something much more ambitious. She wants to become a lawyer, but we wonder how she will manage in the first place if she will not be attending law school. In fact, the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star doesn't even have a bachelor's degree to her name as of now, People suggests.
In a recent interview with Vogue, which was published on Wednesday, the reality star revealed that she’s studying to become a lawyer. She revealed that over last summer she started a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco, with the goal of taking the bar in 2022.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Kim did do a small stint in college when she attended Pierce College in Los Angeles. However, because she never actually graduated, the KKW Beauty founder does not hold a college degree. But then, this is the exact moment when her luck comes into play.
The Calabasas native is extremely fortunate because California, as well as three other US states, offer another unique way to pass the bar: by a method called 'reading the law', or in simpler words, interning or apprenticing with a practicing lawyer or judge, reports People. This method is essentially how every aspiring lawyer in the US entered the profession before the existence of law schools, even Abraham Lincoln.
In her interview with Vogue, Kim revealed that this year, during the summer, she's going to take a “baby bar” administered by the state, where if she manages to pass, she’ll be able to continue on with three more years of study. “The first year of law school, you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts,” she told the magazine.
“To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep. Took my first test, I got a 100. Super easy for me. The reading is what really gets me,” the TV personality admitted. “It’s so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds.”
But why would Kim, who has everything going for her professionally and personally, suddenly want to enter the field of law?
“I had to think long and hard about this,” she says about her decision to begin studying law, explaining that she eventually decided to embark on the journey after “seeing a really good result” with the Alice Marie Johnson case, where Kim played a major role in petitioning President Donald Trump to commute her life sentence.
“I never in a million years thought we would get to the point of getting laws passed,” she said. “That was really a turning point for me.” As per the magazine, Kim has been working with author and CNN commentator Van Jones and attorney Jessica Jackson for months now, visiting prisons, petitioning governors, and attending meetings at the White House.
Kim revealed further that after what went down in Johnson's case, she realized she was out of her depth and hence her desire to educate herself. “The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” she said. “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.”
“I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case,” she continued. “It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”
Not just that, CNN's Jones defends Kim decision as he felt she had considerable skill as an in-person influencer at the White House, and he found her to be “emotionally intelligent.”
“Kim understood that [President Trump] needs to be seen as taking on the system, and she helped him to see that there are people who the system was against and that his job was to go and help them,” says Jones. “And it was remarkable."
“So for people who have fallen for this media caricature of the party girl from 10 years ago who hangs out with Paris Hilton? This is the daughter of an accomplished attorney and the mother of three black kids who is using her full power to make a difference on a tough issue and is shockingly good at it,” Jones said.