Kim Kardashian West is entering a new phase in her career. The 36-year-old mother-of-three - with one on the way - is following in the footsteps of her late father Robert Kardashian and becoming a criminal lawyer and take her exams in 2022.
Kim began a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last summer, around the time she played a role in the release from prison of Alice Marie Johnson. A 63-year-old woman who’d been in an Alabama prison on a nonviolent drug charge since 1996, and whose case Kim had learned about through social media. After President Trump met with her, the CNN commentator and activist Van Jones, and several lawyers, he granted Johnson clemency and then invited her to his State of the Union Address in February.
Opening up about the decision to commence her legal studies - Legally Blonde parallels aside - Kim is well aware that the public may not get her latest move. Yet she believes that her upbringing has given her a lifetime of insight into what it takes to be a successful lawyer. Discussing her father, who what part of OJ Simpson's defense team she said.
“On the weekends they used our home as an office, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro.
“My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all of his OJ evidence books. On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics.”
This July, Kardashian will take what is known as the “baby bar” administered by the state and if she passes she will be allowed to continue for three more years of study.
She said; “First year of law school, you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts.
“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. It’s so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds.”