Kim Kardashian is getting serious about achieving her goal of attending law school. She hopes her decision to study for the California Bar exam will inspire her fans to achieve their hopes and dreams as well.
In a lengthy Instagram caption, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality TV star detailed her interest in law along with her study plan for the next four years. It consists of a minimum requirement of 18 hours a week for four years in preparation for monthly written and multiple choice exams.
Kardashian reminds her fans to ignore their critics and instead surround themselves with people who support them. In Kardashian’s case, one famous supporter of her aspirational goal is CNN political commentator, Van Jones.
If Elle Woods can go to Harvard Law School, then maybe Kim Kardashian could be next. The reality television star reconfirmed her devotion to pursuing a law degree with an Instagram post of herself studying.
Read Kardashian’s full caption below:
“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way.
I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers.
For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams.
I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️”
Kim’s interest in law hits close to home. Her father, the late Robert Kardashian, was an attorney and was on O.J. Simpson’s defense team for his infamous 1995 murder trial.
In September 2018, her husband, Kanye West, shared with Extra that Kim “is in law school now, and it’s extremely serious to us.” He added that he “loves” her support of prison reform. “That’s all we focus on, helping people that don’t have a voice, breaking down the class systems,” West said at the time. “There’s two million African Americans incarcerated now… We’re going to get people out, period.”
The KKW Beauty founder has publicly shared her interest in prison reform and desires to help former inmates overcome negative stigmas they may face after serving their sentences. She recently helped a man named Matthew Charles, who spent 21 years in prison, acquire a new home after he was denied an apartment due to his criminal record.
Last summer, Kardashian jumped to the forefront of the prison reform conversation when she publicly rallied around Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother who was previously incarcerated with a life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offense. Kardashian lobbied for Johnson’s freedom and she ultimately received clemency by President Trump in June 2018. Kardashian has also supported another convicted felon, Chris Young, last September.