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To many, the idea of Kim Kardashian pursuing a career in law is laughable.  However, the reality star has devoted a lot of time to helping reform the criminal justice system. Kardashian isn’t the first celebrity to get involved in the judicial system. Check out these smartie-pants stars who have law degrees.

1. Gerard Butler

Actor Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler attends 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Before starring in films like 300 and P.S. I Love You, Gerard Butler spent five years studying law. The Scottish actor worked as a trainee lawyer for two years, realized it wasn’t for him, but felt obligated to keep going. Things got so bad that he made it his mission to get fired. Butler told Stephen Colbert that after missing 32 days of work in two years, he became the first Scottish lawyer trainee to be fired, a fact the actor is still proud of.

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