Kim Kardashian Shifting Career Lanes

Apparently, Kim K is studying to become a lawyer. Can you see her doing it?

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Kim Kardashian West is known for a multitude of reasons with various interests, but her latest endeavor has turned a lot of heads and become a talking point.

In an interview with Vogue magazine, the 38-year-old admitted that she has been doing a law apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco in preparation for the 2022 bar exam to become a lawyer.

But how can she become a lawyer without going to law school? Well, in California you don’t need to go to law school to take the bar exam. You can skate by through an apprenticeship with a practicing lawyer.

Kardashian is taking part in the California Law Office or Judge’s Chamber Program, “which requires applicants to complete a form giving ‘Notice of Intent to Study in a Law Office or Judge’s Chambers ‘ and pay an initial fee of $158, as well as additional paperwork and $105 payments to be submitted every six months throughout the program.”

Although the news comes out of left field, it’s somewhat fitting as her father, Robert Kardashian, was a former attorney who gained notoriety for being friends with O.J. Simpson and acting as his defense in the infamous 1995 murder trial which ultimately became one of the most controversial and high-profile cases in the country’s history.

However, this isn’t believed to be the motivating factor behind Kardashian’s decision. She played a role in getting President Trump to release 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who’d been imprisoned since 1996 for a nonviolent drug charge, which is where she realized the good she can do.

“The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” Kardashian tells the magazine, “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. 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.”

According to reports, Kardashian West has been working with CNN commentator Van Jones and attorney Jessica Jackson—who co-founded the Oakland-based criminal justice reform group #Cut50—for many months, checking out prisons, reaching out to governors, and even attending White House meetings.

And according to Kardashian West herself, she has been completing 18 weekly hours of supervised study under Jackson and Erin Haney since July.

However, not unexpectedly, the 38-year-old has faced backlash on social media. She’s been accused of benefiting from privileged- that her name and wealth allowed her this opportunity- while others have told her to “stay in her lane.”

In response, she wrote:

“I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone [who’s] state allows it.”

“You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in ‘reading the law’, which is an in-office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying.”

Vermont, Virginia, and Washington are other states that offer you the flexibility of not mandating law school, although programs can vary by state. Read more about this story on Glamour.


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