Does the Kardashian-Jenner Clan Support Kim Kardashian’s Dream to Be a Lawyer?

Kim Kardashian has made such a name for her herself, in her own right, and with her own fortune, that we often forget why the Kardashian clan was so rich in the first place. Kim’s father, Robert Kardashian, famously defended OJ Simpson in his 1995 murder trial.

When you look it from that angle, it’s not all that surprising that Kim has announced she is studying to become a lawyer herself. With the grueling schedule of apprenticeship and studying that Kim will have to do to make her dream a reality, the big question is, does the rest of the Kardashian clan support her?

Kim Kardashian’s father discouraged her from becoming a lawyer

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Robert passed away in 2003, but in a recent episode of Keeping up with the Kardashian’s, Kim explained how her father had discouraged her from studying law. “I’ve always been really fascinated by crime, true crime, the law,” Kim said. “I told my dad years ago that I was really into criminal justice and he was like, ‘This will stress you out so much. You do not really want to take this on.'” We think he might have changed his mind, though, if he was around today to see Kim’s dedication.

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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 ✨⚖️

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Robert Shapiro, a top Los Angeles attorney who worked with Kim’s father on the OJ trial, said of Kim’s plans: “Once she passes the bar, she’ll always have a job at my law firm.” He continued: “I think she’ll be a sensational lawyer. Look what she did with the President of the United States. She got somebody right out of jail. I think she’ll be sensational.” If Kim’s father were here to hear his college’s words, we think he would have been really proud.

Kris Jenner is ‘super proud’ of her daughter

While Kim explained to her mother about the case of Alice Johnson, the first time, non-violent drug offender who she helped gain clemency, Kris Jenner expressed that she was ‘super proud’ of Kim. Kris said: “You really do take all of this really seriously and I think that they’re lucky that you listen.”

How does Kanye West feel about Kim Kardashian becoming a lawyer?

In a sweet pep talk, featured on an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashian’s, Kanye West gave Kim some excellent advice on managing her schedule and tells her he knows she can do it. After Kim expresses her stress from a 14 hour day, Kanye replies: “I think you could get in control of your schedule. You just gotta like, sit back and analyze. Like, what are your distractions?”

At the end of the conversation, Kanye expresses that he feels, “…the universe really wants this to happen,” and then he jokes, “My wife a lawyer now! Bet you I get out of this contract.” Kim laughs at his joke but seems to really take his words to heart. She later expresses how much it means to her to have Kanye’s support.

Kourtney Kardashian is proud of Kim

When Kim posted to Instagram about her plans to study law, her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, commented on the post, writing, “I couldn’t be more proud of you, sister.” Aww, sweet.

Kourtney also commented on Kim’s plans during a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres. “There’s a- everything’s a liability,” Kourtney replied when asked by DeGeneres what things were like now that Kim’s studying law. “Like everything she’ll mention and she’ll be like, ‘If this person’s on your property-‘ like she just, she knows all these laws now…”

What does Brody Jenner think of Kim Kardashian becoming a lawyer?

TMZ caught up with Kim’s former step-brother, Brody Jenner, and asked what he thought of Kim’s plans. He answered: “Kim is a very smart woman. I think she’ll be a great lawyer. I think Kim’s just one of those people that she can pretty much do anything. She’s incredibly bright, smart.”

The Kardashian- Jenner clan supports Kim Kardashian

It’s easy to see that everyone is really proud of Kim. She has a lot of support, even from those family members that haven’t specifically been interviewed about Kim’s plans. The Kardashian-Jenner clan has a history of sticking together and supporting one another, so we can bet that this isn’t any different. Kim has a lot on her plate right now, but it’s easy to see that she’s going to make a great lawyer.