Kardashian West’s representatives then confirmed that the queen of reality TV was not, in fact, going to law school — but they neglected to tell the world what was really happening. Kardashian West is studying to become a lawyer without going to law school.
California is one of only four states in the country that allows prospective lawyers to do apprenticeships in lieu of law school. But as the California Bar Association points out on its website, there are certain things Kim has to do during her four-year stint. Kim and her supervising attorney needs to be submitting semi-annual progress reports to the Association, she needs to take and pass the First-Year Law Student’s Exam (a test known for its rigorous difficulty), and she needs to be studying law at the firm during regular business hours for at least 18 hours each week for a minimum of 48 weeks to receive credit for one year of study, according to rule 4.29 of the state’s Bar admission rules. Once she completes her four years there and takes the bar, she needs to pass that and get a positive moral character determination, and pass the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination. Basically, she needs to pass all the tests other lawyers do when they’re certified.
Why is Kim doing this? It was largely because of her work helping free Alice Marie Johnson. President Trump commuted her life sentence last June. It was seeing the “really good result,” Kim said, and feeling out of her depth.
Congratulations to Kim Kardashian West on her decision to become a lawyer. Here’s hoping she’s able to conquer the beast that is the California bar exam.