Have you heard the news? Kim Kardashian has just been appointed to the Supreme Court! Okay, not quite. But judging by the reactions of some to the reality star's latest revelation, she might as well have been. The 38-year-old mother of three and queen of reality TV recently revealed she is going to be a lawyer, despite never having finished college. So, it begs to question: C
Why did Kim Kardashian want to become a lawyer
Kardashian recently told Vogue that she never million years she thought she would go to law school. However, a recent experience made her become passionate about the law and look into what she would take to become a lawyer. Last year she spent a lot of time and energy fighting to get Alice Marie Johnson released from prison. Johnson spent over 20 years in prison for a non-violent drug charge. Kardashian famously visited the White House and talked to the president about Johnson's release.
Kardashian says the experience made her satisfied with a good outcome and also made her feel out of her depth. She began to become increasingly involved with the prison reform, including offering to pay rent for a newly released prisoner.
The decision to become a lawyer did not come easy. After all, Kardashian has a successful media empire, numerous endorsements, and three kids at home. She says she had to think long and hard about the decision, but ultimately felt she could do so much
According to California law, Kardashian can skip law school
California does not require residents to attend law school to sit for the state bar, which is the test needed to become a lawyer. In fact, Virginia, Washington, and Vermont all allow residents to skip law schools as well. Maine, New York, and Wyoming do not require a law degree either, but they require some law school before sitting for the bar.
How can someone be qualified to become a lawyer without years of law school? In the aforementioned states, citizens may choose to take part in an internship in the attending law school. They must complete the set number of hours with a licensed lawyer and successfully pass the state bar. In California, those who want to take the bar without going to law school must take the first year law students' examination, also known as the "baby bar." Kardashian recently shared her pictures of her studies for her upcoming exam
Kim Kardashian would not be the first lawyer in the family
It may seem like Kardashian's ambition to become a lawyer has come out of nowhere, but we must remember that her father, Robert Kardashian, was a well-known lawyer.
Many believed that Robert Kardashian and a team of lawyers helped OJ Simpson get away with a murder. Simpson was accused of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Though there was a large amount of highly incriminating evidence, OJ went away with a non-guilty verdict, thanks in part to the work of his legal team
Kim Kardashian says she remembers her father working on the case when she was a kid. She says the whole legal team would come to her house to prepare for the trial. She remembers looking through the books and evidence. She says she was "really nosy about the forensics."
Kim Kardashian hopes to sit for the bar in 2022
Kardashian has a long road ahead of her. She is currently one-fourth of her way through her internship. After completing her internship, she must still sit and pass the California State Bar. The bar consists of multiple choice questions and an essay portion and is considered very difficult to pass
If she passes the bar, she will still face a few hurdles. It is unlikely that Kardashian will want to work for a private law firm, and instead will choose to work with private clients. However, if she chooses to work in a law firm, her employer may be reluctant to hire her because of her lack of schooling. If she plans to go to trial, she must also be granted permission by every circuit court she wishes to argue in.