The Surprising Reason Kim Kardashian Would Make a Great Lawyer
Kim Kardashian, an entrepreneur, wife, mother, is adding another title to her ever-growing list of talents and careers: lawyer. In an interview with Vogue, Kardashian revealed that she is studying to become a lawyer. Keep reading to learn why she would make a great lawyer.
When did Kardashian decide to become a lawyer?
According to Kardashian’s Vogue interview, she decided to become a lawyer in the summer of 2018 when she began a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm. Kardashian told Vogue her goal is to take the bar in 2022 and gave them some insight on how she came to her decision.
“I had to think long and hard about this,” Kardashian said. She decided to pursue her law education because of “seeing a really good result” with Alice Marie Johnson and feeling the need to know more.
Kardashian learned about Johnson, a woman who had been in prison on a nonviolent drug charge since
‘If I knew more, I could do more’
After Kardashian got involved with Johnson’s case “the White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” Kardashian told Vogue.
“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,” Kardashian said.
“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,” she said.
Kardashian gave ‘Most effective, emotionally intelligent intervention’
While Kardashian felt like she needed to know more in her meeting at the White House, she got her point across. Van Jones, a CNN commentator
“But I was in the Oval Office with Kim and Ivanka and Jared and the president, and I watched with my own eyes Trump confess to having tremendous fears of letting somebody out of prison and that person going and doing something terrible, and the impact that that would have on his political prospects,” Jones said.
“He was visibly nervous about it. And I watched Kim Kardashian unleash the most effective, emotionally intelligent intervention that I’ve ever seen in American politics,” he added.
“Kim understood that he needs to be seen as taking on the system, and she helped him to see that there are people who the system was against and that his job was to go and help them,” Jones continued. “And it was remarkable. So for people who have fallen for this media caricature of the party girl from ten years ago who hangs out with Paris Hilton? This is the daughter of an accomplished attorney and the mother of three black kids who is using her full power to make a difference on a tough issue and is shockingly good at it.”
Kardashian loves proving people wrong
Kardashian talked about defying people’s expectations of her in the interview. “I love to be put in a situation where I can have a conversation with someone who might not be inclined to think much of me, because I can guarantee they will have a different opinion and understand what’s important to me after they’ve met me,” she said.
Here Kardashian proved that she can change opinions after a conversation, a quality that would make a great lawyer.
Gets Kris Jenner to listen when sisters can’t
“Khloé and I can be a little argumentative with my mom,” Kourtney said. “But Kim knows what she needs to say so that my mother can hear it and she can get her point across.”
Aced torts practice test
Kardashian has been studying the law since July 2018 — previously traveling back and forth to San Francisco — with her mentor lawyers, Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney. Kardashian’s required to have 18 hours of supervised study per week.
“First year of law school,” Kim told Vogue, “you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts. To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep. Took my first test, I got a 100. Super easy for me. The reading is what really gets me. It’s so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds.”
As Elle Woods said when her ex-boyfriend asked her if she got accepted at Harvard Law School, “What like it’s hard?” We’re guessing Kardashian recited that line from the Reese Witherspoon film, Legally Blonde, after she took her first torts exam.