Kim Kardashian Hits Back Over Claims She's Paying Her Way To Become A Lawyer
Kim Kardashian is not here for trolls claiming her privilege is the only reason she will become a lawyer.
ICYMI last week, Kim Kardashian landed her first ever solo cover of Vogue, where she dropped the bombshell that she was studying to become a lawyer.
Revealing that she had commenced a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco, the 38-year-old said she decided on the change of career following her central role in the release of Alice Marie Johnson, with her ultimate goal being to take the bar exam in 2022.
Of course -- like everything to do with Kimmy -- it brought in a slew of criticism from trolls, who claimed that the reality star isn't cut out for criminal law and should "stay in her lane".
Others labelled her pursuit to become a lawyer without a degree as "privileged" -- despite the fact that the state of California allows prospective lawyers to do apprenticeships in lieu of law school, so long as they pass the bar.
In classic Kardashian fashion, Kim hit back at the haters over social media, posting a photograph of herself studying alongside her two attorney mentors, Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney with a lengthy caption.
“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly,” Kim explained.
“As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way.”
“I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or money that got me here, but that’s not the case,” she wrote. “The state bar doesn’t care who you are. Everyone can take this route if you live in a state where this is allowed. It’s true I did not finish college. 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.”
She continued that despite not having finished college, the process is no easier for her than anyone else, and sees her regularly away from her family in order to commit to studying the massive workload prior to her undertaking the "baby bar".
“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,” she explained. “I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine -- It’s never too late to follow your dreams.”
Kim concluded by asking followers to wish her luck on her next assignment, which is “a big torts essay due on negligence.”
If she successfully passes the bar and becomes an official lawyer, she'll be following in the footsteps of her late father Robert Kardashian -- who represented OJ Simpson during his murder trial.