Keeping up with Kim Kardashian in the courtroom: The reality TV star to become a lawyer by 2022

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New York - Kim Kardashian is studying law and hopes to pass her California bar exams by 2022!

The revelation came in the reality TV star's candid feature alongside her first-ever solo Vogue US magazine cover for the May issue.

The 38-year-old, who has 134 million Instagram followers, revealed that she has been interning at a California law firm since last year. She added that she was inspired to study law after successfully petitioning US President Donald Trump last year to pardon Alice Marie Johnson.

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The star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians said she had been invited on a different occasion to the White House to participate in a working group on pardons and clemency.

"I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society," she 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," added the mother-of-three whose own father Robert was an attorney who helped defend OJ Simpson in his murder trial.


Admission to law school in the United States usually requires a bachelor's degree in any discipline.

And while Kim never graduated from the college she attended, having dropped out before she completed her course, some states including California do allow would-be attorneys to intern in a law firm for four years before taking the bar exam.

The star has been apprenticing at a San Francisco law firm since last year and is required eighteen hours of weekly supervised study, which she does with two mentor lawyers.


Another subject Kim spoke candidly about was the state of her husband's mental health.

The business woman opened up about Kanye's struggles, after he confirmed that he was bipolar on his latest album cover, Ye.

Speaking about the diagnosis and how Kanye is doing, Kim said: "I think we’re in a pretty good place with it now. It is an emotional process, for sure. Right now everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them.

"For him, being on medication is not really an option, because it just changes who he is. Traveling a lot does set it off, so he doesn’t travel as much as he used to. But honestly, I never want to speak for him, because I am not in his mind.


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@KimKardashian is used to being underestimated. If the media mogul/beauty entrepreneur/soon-to-be mother of four’s next act—studying law—seems unlikely, perhaps it shouldn’t. "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," says @CNN commentator and activist @vanjones68. Jones brings up the Elle Woods character from @legallyblondemovies as perhaps the only archetype we have in the culture through which to understand such an unlikely turn of events. “But she’s so much deeper than that,” he says, “because the gravity of the issues she’s taking on is so tragic and all-pervasive. I think she’s going to be a singular person in American life.” In many demonstrable ways—for better or worse—@KimKardashian already is. But if she were to pass the bar, it would be the most surprising rebranding since @Barbie got woke, a case to be studied at @harvardhbs for years to come. (Indeed, she has been invited to speak at Harvard later this year “on branding and media.”) “I love to be put in a situation where I can have a conversation with someone who might not be inclined to think much of me, because I can guarantee they will have a different opinion and understand what’s important to me after they’ve met me,” @KimKardashian says. Tap the link in our bio to read the full May cover story. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, written by @jonathanvanmeter, Vogue, May 2019.

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