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Kim Kardashian says she’s studying to become a lawyer, plans to take the bar in 2022

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Kim Kardashian West revealed in a recent interview that she is studying to become a lawyer with the goal of taking the bar in 2022.

“I had to think long and hard about this,” Kardashian West told Vogue magazine in the interview released on Tuesday. 

{mosads}Though the reality TV star did not finish college, she told the fashion magazine that she will be doing a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco.

According to Vogue, California offers an alternative path to passing the bar by “reading the law,” or serving out an apprenticeship with a practicing lawyer or judge.

Kardashian West will reportedly be taking what is called the “baby bar,” which is administered by the state, later this year. If she passes, she will reportedly get the green light to continue three more years of study.

When pressed during the interview about what inspired her to make the career change, Kardashian West said it was a combination of “seeing a really good result” of her efforts on prison reform with Alice Marie Johnson and her internal feelings. 

“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.’ 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,” Kardashian West added.

“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 has emerged as a vocal proponent of criminal justice reform in recent years. 

Last year, the “Keeping up With the Kardashians” star met with the president to urge him to commute the sentence of Johnson, who had been serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense and money laundering charges.

She also visited the California Capitol earlier this year to advocate for a state bill to restore voting rights to felons and previously advocated for an assembly bill that barred male correctional officers from being able to conduct pat-down searches on female inmates last year.

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