In an eye-opening interview with Vogue, Kim Kardashian revealed that she's studying to be a lawyer and plans to take the bar exam in 2022. Take a second and think about this before you rush to judgement, though, because it makes a certain kind of sense:
Kim's father, Robert Kardashian, was a successful attorney. And Kim's own interest in criminal justice went public when she played an integral role in getting Alice Marie Johnson — a grandmother who'd been convicted to life in prison for a nonviolent crime — released from jail.
So, it all makes sense, except for this one sticking point... don't you have to have a bachelor's degree to be a lawyer? As we know, Kim didn't go to college. Well, here's how it all works: As Vogue explained, four states, including California, allow a practice called "reading the law" as a path to passing the bar.
Under the practice, a lawyerly candidate can opt to apprentice with a practicing lawyer or judge. So, that's what Kim is doing right now — and she has mentors who believe in her. The reality star has been quietly working with CNN commentator Van Jones and attorney Jessica Jackson, who together founded an advocacy group for criminal-justice reform called #cut50.
Speaking about Kim meeting with Donald Trump to plead a case on Johnson's behalf, Jackson said: "I watched with my own eyes Trump confess to having tremendous fears of letting somebody out of prison and that person going and doing something terrible, and the impact that that would have on his political prospects. He was visibly nervous about it. And I watched Kim Kardashian unleash the most effective, emotionally intelligent intervention that I’ve ever seen in American politics."
Jones added: "This is the daughter of an accomplished attorney and the mother of three black kids who is using her full power to make a difference on a tough issue and is shockingly good at it." Just try and keep up with Kim, people.
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