Kim Kardashian West Is Studying for the Bar Exam Using ‘Tiger King’-Themed Questions

Like many of us stuck inside due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Kim Kardashian West has a lot more time on her hands. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians starlet has been quarantining and social distancing in her Calabasas home with her husband, Kanye West and her four children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.

In addition to tackling all of the daily duties that are required to run her household, Kardashian West was sucked into one of Netflix’s newest docuseries, Tiger King. The true-crime series explores big cat breeding and zookeeper Joe Exotic, who is currently imprisoned for paying a hitman to murder his adversary, Carole Baskin. It is truly an insane story that has taken the globe by storm.

Since Kardashian West is studying for the California State Bar Exam which she hopes to take in 2022, she has been using this extra time to keep up with her studies while using Tiger King-themed questions about the law.

Kim Kardashian West is following in her father’s footsteps

Though Kardashian West is known as a reality star and a beauty mogul, her other passions are aligned with the work of her late father, Robert Kardashian Sr., did as a defense attorney. Though the starlet worked in her father’s office as a teenager, she became really inspired to learn the law and study for the Bar Exam in 2018 when she campaigned for the release of Alice Maria Johnson. Johnson was freed after serving 20-years on a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense. 

“I had to think long and hard about this,” Kardashian West explained to Vogue Magazine. “The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, 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. 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. 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.”

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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 has a rigorous study schedule

Instead of going to law school which is the traditional route for lawyers, Kardashian West has chosen to do a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm. She hopes to take the bar exam in 2022 when her apprenticeship is complete. Still, the KKW Beauty mogul wants people to know that she isn’t taking the easy way out.

“My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study,” she shared on Instagram. “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.”

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Kim Kardashian West is using ‘Tiger King’-themed questions to study for the Bar Exam

Since the Skims mogul has two more years of studying to tackle, she’s trying to make sure things remain as fun and refreshing as possible. Recently, Kardashian West shared a Tiger King-themed question that she was using to help her better understand the law.

The question read, “A woman visited a tiger rescue zoo with her family. While she was there, she tripped over a tiger’s tail and injured her arm. Who should the woman sue and what is her best theory of liability?” The KUWTK star captioned her photo saying, “OMG my law school studying is Tiger King-themed today,” Kardashian West captioned the image alongside a GIF of Maldonado-Passage laughing.

Though Kardashian West did attend college for some time, she never graduated. However, in California, prospective lawyers are allowed to study by “reading the law,” or apprenticing with a practicing lawyer or judge. If Kardashian West passes the “baby bar,” which is the first-year law student exam, she will be given the OK to continue for three more years of study.