Kim Kardashian West is following in the footsteps of her late father, famous lawyer Robert Kardashian.
In a revealing interview with Vogue for the May 2019 cover, Kim reveals she’s currently studying to become a lawyer. She began a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last summer and plans to take the bar in 2022.
In California, you can become a lawyer without graduating college if you apprentice with a practicing lawyer or judge.
Kim, of course, has been praised for convincing President Donald Trump to grant clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old inmate who had been serving life without parole for a first-time, non-violent drug offense, last June.
“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**. 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.”