Reality star Kim Kardashian has revealed she is studying to become a lawyer and plans to take the California bar exam in 2022.
In an interview with Vogue, which also features Kim’s very first solo cover on the magazine, Kardashian-West revealed she began a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last year. California is one of four states that allow those wishing to become lawyers to take the bar exam without attending law school – although it is highly recommended.View this post on Instagram
I’ve dreamed of this moment for so long, many said it would never come. Words cannot begin to express how much of an honor it is to have my first solo US cover of @VogueMagazine. I remember as a little girl flipping through my mom’s subscription each month and dreaming of one day gracing the cover of this iconic magazine. Thank you to the incredible Anna Wintour for your support as always, it means the world to me. @Tonnegood, @Mikaeljansson and the glam team were an absolute dream to work with. I’m so incredibly grateful to writer @Jonathanvanmeter for illustrating a glimpse into my life in a way that I don’t think has ever been done – from juggling family, my businesses and pursuing a law degree with such care and seriousness. Special thank you to my husband Kanye for speaking into existence that one day I would grace the cover of Vogue when everyone told me to be “more realistic.” #dreamsdocometrue #speakitintoexistence #voguemagazine Photographer: Mikael Jansson @mikaeljansson Stylist: Tonne Goodman @tonnegood Makeup: Hannah Murray @hannah_murray1 Hair headpieces: Shay Ashual @shayashual Cover Look: Chanel top @chanelofficial; Irene Neuwirth necklace @ireneneuwirth. Vogue Team @sergiokletnoy & @jilldemling
“I had to think long and hard about this,” Kim, whose fourth child with husband Kanye West is due via surrogate in May, said of her decision. However, after securing the release of Alice Marie Johnson last year, Kim revealed the process left her feeling a little out of depth and wanting to know more about the whole legal process.
“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,” Kim revealed of Johnson’s clemency. “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.”
Since then the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been working with CNN commentator and activist Van Jones and attorney Jessica Jackson who are the co-founders of #cut50, a national bipartisan group advocating for criminal justice reform.
Tonne Goodman and Mikael Jansson were an absolute dream. I’m so incredibly grateful to writer @JonnyVanMeter for illustrating a glimpse into my life in a way that hasn’t ever been done-from juggling family, my businesses & pursuing a law degree with such care and seriousness pic.twitter.com/1UbNSpNbi5— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 10, 2019
A legal mind runs in the family. Kim’s father, the late Robert Kardashian, was famously a member of OJ Simpson’s legal team.