Kim Kardashian West pops up in the news for a variety of reasons.
She’s a reality television star, a noted fashionista and the wife of Kayne West.
And she’s studying to be a future lawyer.
Kardashian West wrote in Vogue’s May issue that she has been pursuing a four-year law apprenticeship since last summer. She plans to take the bar exam in 2022.
Her future career choice is understandable considering her family association. Her father, Robert, was an American lawyer and businessman who was actively involved in O.J. Simpson’s noted “Dream Team” legal team.
His daughter has become active in recent months pushing for criminal justice reform. She joined activist and CNN commentator Van Jones and several other lawyers to meet with President Trump at the White House. They asked that he commute the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman who had been imprisoned in Alabama on a nonviolent drug charge since 1996. Trump later commuted Johnson’s sentence last summer.
Kardashian West says she has been working with Jones and attorney Jessica Jackson, the cofounders of bipartisan criminal-justice reform group #cut50.
“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,” Kardashian West told Vogue. “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.”
Kardashian-West never received a bachelor’s degree after attending the exclusive Marymount High School in Los Angeles. But California is among four U.S. states, offering an alternative method to pass the bar. She could apprentice with a lawyer or a judge and take part of a process known as “reading the bar.”
Time Magazine reports she plans to take the “baby bar,” a state test which would allow her to continue her legal studies for three more years.
With her notoriety, Kardashian will always be followed by cameras and reporters.
It would be interesting to see how that would translate into a potential legal career for her.