Kim Kardashian is studying to become a lawyer and plans to take the bar exam in 2022
We know Kim Kardashian as a reality TV star, business mogul and the only person who can tolerate spending time with Kanye West. However, for her second act in life, she's planning on taking on a new career. In the May issue of Vogue, the 38-year-old revealed that she's studying to become a lawyer and plans on taking the bar exam in 2022.
"Wait a second," you might be thinking, "I didn't see her applying for law school on Keeping Up With The Kardashians!" Well, it turns out she doesn't need to go to law school. California is one of four states in America that allows prospective lawyers to do apprenticeships at law firms instead, and Kim is doing a four-year apprenticeship at a law firm in San Francisco.
But although Kim isn't going to law school, the journey won't be easy. In order to receive credit for one year of study, she needs to study law at the firm at least 18 hours a week during regular business hours. She and her supervising attorney must submit semi-annual progress reports to the California Bar Association. She must pass the notoriously difficult First-Year Law Student's Exam.
Then, after completing four years of study, she must pass the bar exam, receive a positive moral character determination, and pass the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination. (Sounds like a lot more work than uploading nude selfies to sell perfume.)
Kim told Vogue she felt inspired to become a lawyer after helping free Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. Last May, Kim met with President Donald Trump at the White House to request a pardon for Johnson, who had served over 20 years in prison. Trump commuted her life sentence in June, and she was released right away.
"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, sh*t. I need to know more," Kardashian said.
"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. 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."
Kim added, "I had to think long and hard about this," so if you're skeptical about her commitment: Objection! Facts! Bible! Damn, Gina! Can't wait for her to drop those phrases in court.