Kim Kardashian West is studying law to take the bar and become an attorney. She revealed her intentions in an interview with Vogue.
38-year-old Kardashian has decided to start a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco. Her goal is to become a criminal justice lawyer after taking the bar in 2022.
She was successful in petitioning to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson who was in an Alabama prison since 1996 and was a non-violent drug offender. Kardashian presented her case to President Donald Trump who released Johnson. Later on, Congress passed the FIRST STEP act which was a major step forward in criminal justice reform.
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According to Vogue, the model said, I had to think long and hard about this” and that wanted to begin this journey due to “seeing a really good result” with Johnson. Adding that, “I never in a million years thought we would get to the point of getting laws passed. That was really a turning point for me.”
Kardashian added, “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, shit. 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 said. “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.”
The reality star did not finish college. However, California allows her to take a “baby bar” which will determine whether she can continue the next 3 years of study. “First year of law school, you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts. 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. It’s so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds.”
Kardashian’s father, Robert Kardashian, was also a lawyer and was part of the legal team which represented OJ Simpson during his trial.
“I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” Kardashian further said. “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.”
Keeping Up With the Kardashians returns for episode 3 on April 15.