Kim Kardashian West revealed that she is studying to become a lawyer in a new interview with Vogue.
The reality star plans to do a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco, with the goal of taking the bar in 2022. Kardashian West opened up about her experience working with the White House last year to help make changes to the system.
“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, s—. 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,” she continued. “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.”
Kardashian West was close with her late father, Robert Kardashian, who was famously known for being an attorney on O.J. Simpson’s defense team. Kardashian West revealed she has been interested in law since then.
“On the weekends they used our home as an office, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro,” Kardashian West recalled. “My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all of his O.J. evidence books. On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics.”
“First year of law school, you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts,” she told the magazine. “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,” she expressed. “It’s so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds.”
“I don’t pay attention to that anymore,” she said referring to people’s reactions to her becoming a lawyer. “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.”