Kim Kardashian is Going Back to School … to Become a Lawyer
Kim Kardashian West has finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up. At the age of 38 and with three kids at home, the reality star is giving us a MAJOR plot twist.
And by major — I mean Kim just actually declared one.During a cover interview for this month’s Vogue issue, Kim opened up about a surprising life announcement … she’s becoming a lawyer.
Legit. She will actually be opening up a book and studying to become a lawyer.
The soon-to-be mother of four said she decided last summer to begin a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco, with the goal of taking the bar in 2022. The exam that is so notoriously hard — especially in the state of California, where it spans three days — even Hilary Clinton failed it the first time around.
Of course, she obviously went on to still have an extremely successful legal career — so I guess anything is possible for the reality star.
“I had to think long and hard about this,” Kim said. The choice came from the combination of “seeing a really good result” with Alice Marie Johnson’s case while simultaneously feeling like she needed to do more.
“I never in a million years thought we would get to the point of getting laws passed,” she says.
“That was really a turning point for me.”Still, she knew her celebrity superpowers weren’t enough and she needed more, hence her desire to educate herself.
“The White House called me to advise me to help change the system of clemency, and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentence criminals and a lot of really powerful people,” she explained.
“And I just sat there, like, Oh, shit. I need to know more.”Kardashian West, 38, has been working with author and CNN commentator Van Jones and attorney Jessica Jackson for months, visiting prisons, petitioning governors, and attending meetings at the White House.
Husband Kanye West already has his foot in the door there anyway — so why not!
“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 explained. “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 feel 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,” she reasoned.
The reality star also revealed that she’s had a long interest in the subject thanks to her late father, Robert Kardashian.
Robert was a businessman and attorney, who became a household name while helping defend friend O.J. Simpson in his infamous 1994 murder trial. “On the weekend they used our home as an office, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro,” the middle Kardashian child recalls.
“My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all of his O.J. evidence books.
“On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics.”
Ok, well hopefully Kim can at least learn in law school that evidence is not to be tampered with. Luckily for Kim, considering she never finished college, California offers another path to passing the bar by “reading the law” or apprenticing with a practicing lawyer or judge.
And according to Vogue, sometime this summer she will be taking what is known as the “baby bar” administered by the state; if she passes, she will be given the okay to continue for three more years of study.
“The reading is what really gets me,” she admits.
“It’s so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds.”And when asked about the negative feedback she will inevitably face?
“I don’t pay attention to that anymore,” she says.
“I love to be put in a situation where I can have a conversation with someone who might not be inclined to think much of me because I can guarantee they will have a different opinion and understand what’s important to me after they’ve met me.”
She also has full support from her popular family members! Kourtney Kardashian, 39, tells Vogue she thinks her sister is definitely lawyerly.
“She seems to have all the answers or something like she just kind of knows,” Kourt says.
Momager Kris Jenner is on the same page as us, admitting that she “did not see this one coming.”
“What didn’t surprise me was the way she embraced Miss Alice and how she was so hopeful for that outcome,” she adds.
“When you find something that you’re just that passionate about, it’s not difficult; you don’t have to think about it — it just happens.”I guess we will see how difficult it proves to be this summer.
While we certainly do not object to Kim furthering her education and would love to see her use her fame for something more charitable, we will be shocked if law school pans out for this socialite.
But In the wise words of Elle Woods, “You must always have faith in people, and most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself!”