Kim Kardashian recently went on Instagram and clapped back at the negative comments regarding her pursuing a law degree. It was in a recent interview with Vogue, where Kim was also featured on the cover, the KKW Beauty owner opened up about her decision to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer. Kim explained how she entered an apprenticeship with a San Fransisco based law firm last summer, and that she is aiming to take the bar exam in 2022. The mother-of-three also shared how the interest in law started when she used to snoop around her father, the late Robert Kardashian's, case files, while he was on O.J. Simpson's defense team.
There has been a lot of negative comments about Kim's decision to study law, with some suggesting that she is only able to become a lawyer this way because of her money, and the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wants to set the record straight. She explained that the state bar does not care if someone is famous; the option is available for anyone who lives in a state that allows the four-year apprenticeship as a way of becoming a lawyer.
As reported by ET Online, Kim decided to pursue a law degree after having been invited to the White House in relation to her convincing president Donald Trump to grant clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who was serving a life sentence for a non-violent, first-time drug offense. Kim realized she needed to know more to be able to do more.
The thirty-eight-year-old said that although she did not finish college, she has 75 college points, and there is a 60 points minimum to study law this way. She explained the study process, which includes eighteen hours a week of reading and monthly tests, something which is already keeping her extremely busy. Apart from the trolling comments, Kim has also received a lot of praise from her family members as well as from other celebrities calling her an inspiration and saying how proud they are of her.
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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. 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 my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. 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. 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. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. 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. I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️
To those saying that she should 'stay in her lane', Kim replied saying she has created her own lane and encouraged everyone to do the same. The reality star encouraged her followers to realize that nothing should stop them from pursuing their dreams, and is that not an inspiring message?