Kim Kardashian Is Studying To Become A Lawyer
Reality star, makeup mogul and... lawyer?
She's already conquered mobile apps, the cosmetic industry and just landed the cover of Vogue -- and now Kim Kardashian is hoping to add "lawyer" to her ever-growing CV.
Gracing the cover of this month's US Vogue -- her first solo cover with the esteemed fashion mag -- the 38-year-old revealed that she's commenced a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco, with the goal of taking the bar in 2022 -- which would officially make her a lawyer.
"I had to think long and hard about this," she said, adding that it was the "really good result" following the release of grandmother Alice Marie Johnson that had her thinking seriously about the career change.
"The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” she said, adding, "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."
She continued, "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.”
If you're wondering how Kim is able to complete the bar exam without a degree in law, it's because California is one of only four states in the country that allows prospective lawyers to do apprenticeships in lieu of law school -- of which Kim is currently undertaking.
"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," she admitted. "It's so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds."
The mum-of-three (soon to be four) also added that she's always had an interest in law -- especially seeing as her late father, Robert Kardashian, was a lawyer and famously represented his friend OJ Simpson during his 1994 murder trial, of which Simpson was acquitted.
"On the weekends they used our home as an office, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro," Kardashian West recalled. "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."