It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian has a newfound passion for criminal justice reform. It seemed kind of random, but honestly, it’s refreshing to see her do something that 1.) Requires clothing and 2.) A sense of selflessness. If anything, it’s one of the more useful things she’s done with her celebrity status.
However, it sounds like she wants to go beyond advocacy. She wants to become a lawyer and is planning on taking the bar exam in 2022.
“First year of law school you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts,” she told Vogue. “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.”
Sometime this summer, Kim will take what is known as the “baby bar” administered by the state; if she passes, she will be given the OK to continue for three more years of study.
She said she had to think “long and hard” about pursuing this, but she was so inspired by the results of her advocacy for Alice Marie Johnson that she knew she had to do it.
“The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” she says, “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. I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. 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. 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.”
It actually makes sense. I’m getting serious Elle Woods vibes.
I really can’t imagine Kim K being a lawyer, but this is honestly one of the most wholesome, helpful things she’s probably ever pursued, so I’m not going to totally knock it. At least, not yet.