Kim Kardashian believes she has what it takes to become a lawyer with little to no effort. The mother-of-three is studying to become a lawyer - without the burden of actually attending a law school.
Kim revealed her new career goal in the May 2019 issue of Vogue magazine. Vogue's Jonathan Van Meter revealed that Kim will skip taking law classes - which is so time-consuming. She plans to soak up legal knowledge by sitting in on law firm meetings instead.
Rather than actually attending a law school Kim is doing a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco. After studying under the tutelage of the law firm's attorneys and interns, Kim plans to sit for the bar in 2022.
If you're thinking Kim will pay a proctor to take the bar exam for her - forget it. The feds will be watching like hawks. Besides, lawyers like Michael Avenatti probably already thought of that first.
Kim tells Vogue she thought "long and hard" about her decision to pursue a career in law - without getting accepted into law school.
The 38-year-old high school graduate said she was inspired after her successful effort to gain clemency for Alice Johnson, a grandmother who was sentenced to life on a non-violent drug charge.
"The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency," she said. "And I'm sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh shit, I need to know more,"
Kim has decided not to run for public office because she wants a more hands on approach to being an advocate for criminal justice reform.
"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," 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."
Stay tuned for my Medical Minute post on grandiose delusions (delusions of grandeur).
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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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@kimkardashian's sprawling family home in Hidden Hills, California is a cathedral of warm, Belgian minimalism, designed by @axelvervoordt. Enormous is the coin of the realm here, everything designed on the scale of more. There is a staff kitchen—where the family inevitably winds up spending most of their time together—and a show kitchen, with an island as big as a dance floor and a breakfast nook that comfortably seats 20. It is an astonishment of clean, clear surfaces, nary a pot nor pan in sight. There is a grand center hall, and because the floors, walls, and ceilings are finished in the same color and texture (a kind of bone plaster), it messes with your perspective, like you might just have to walk all the way to infinity. @kimkardashian's bedroom is the size of an airplane hangar. The adjoining bathroom offers a shower big enough for a basketball team and a wall of glass that looks out into a kind of junglescape—you half expect an orca to swim up to the glass. In a house that is nearly devoid of stuff, at long last we come upon something that sparks . . . not joy exactly: a pile of big, fat books—on tort law. Just when you think you’ve kinda sorta maybe figured out who this unusual creature is, think again: Kim Kardashian West is studying to become a lawyer. Tap the link in our bio to read the full interview. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, written by @jonathanvanmeter, Vogue, May 2019.