Kim Kardashian Wants to Give up Fame in 10 Years to ‘Focus on’ Her Law Career

In a decade, we might not see Kim Kardashian West on Instagram posting about her cosmetics line, KKW Beauty, or any of her other products. Instead, we may see her take a step back from fame and spend her time being a lawyer. At least, that’s her goal. Continue reading to learn who inspired Kardashian West to put all of her energy into her law career. 

Kardashian West revealed in her cover story for Vogue magazine earlier this year she had been studying to become a lawyer since the summer of 2018. She started an apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm with the intention of taking the bar exam in 2022. 

“I had to think long and hard about this,” Kardashian said in the interview. Ultimately, she decided to pursue a career in law because of “seeing a really good result” with Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who had been in prison since 1996 on a nonviolent drug charge, who she helped get released. 

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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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Kim Kardashian West’s ‘focus has shifted’

Kardashian West appeared on the cover of Vogue Arabia’s September issue and talked about how her “focus has shifted” since her days of partying with Paris Hilton and being “embarrassingly obsessed” with fame in the early and mid-2000s. 

And in a Season 16 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians (Season 17 is set to premiere on Sept. 8), the mother of four demonstrated how her priorities had changed and what she wants her life to look like a decade from now. 

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“My dad always taught me that hard work is really important and to really commit to things,” Kardashian West during an episode of the Kardashian-Jenner family’s reality series. 

Her dad, Robert Kardashian, was a successful lawyer who taught his children to read contracts before signing them. He once made Kardashian West sign a contract saying she’d pay back the money she borrowed to buy and re-sell designer handbags on eBay. 

The 38-year-old continued, sharing her goal for her life in 2029: “So my goal would be in like, 10 years, to give up being Kim K and just focus on this and be an attorney and fight for so many deserving people.”

Why she decided to pursue a career in law

Kardashian West explained why on top of what we can assume to be a very busy schedule, she decided to study the law. It came when she attended a meeting at the White House in the Roosevelt room during her time spent getting Johnson out of prison. 

“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, sh*t. I need to know more,” she recalled. 

“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,” she added. 

Since then Kardashian West has been vocal about her involvement in the law as a student and as an advocate of change. 

In a March 2019 Instagram post, she shared she had “immersed” herself “in learning about the criminal justice system” by visiting prisons, meeting with people who had been in prison, and more. 

Kardashian West continues to study for the bar exam and welcomed her fourth child, Psalm West, with her husband, Kanye West, in May of 2019.