Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian tells Vogue Magazine she plans to become a lawyer while avoiding that pesky law school thing
In the earliest days of legal education in this country, budding lawyers learned their craft not in the classroom but through apprenticeships with experienced lawyers. Attending law school, as I recall, didn't even become a widespread "thing" until the latter part of the 19th Century. Well, according to Vogue Magazine, Kim Kardashian will put that early model of legal education to the test once again by training to become a lawyer in California via a four year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm. In fact, the California state bar allows a candidate to forego law school altogether (whether an ABA accredited school or one of state's many unaccredited law schools) as long as she studies "under a judge or lawyer for four years" followed by attaining a passing grade on the so-called "Baby Bar" which is a prerequisite to taking the full-blown California bar exam. From Vogue Magazine:
[L]ast summer, [Kardashian] made the unlikely decision—one she knew would be met with an eye roll for the ages—to begin a four-year law apprenticeship, with the goal of taking the bar in 2022.
“I had to think long and hard about this,” she says, gleefully devouring chile con queso with chips now that her Vogue shoot is over. What inspired her to embark on something so overwhelmingly difficult and time-consuming—even as she also runs a multimillion-dollar beauty enterprise—was the combination of “seeing a really good result” with Alice Marie Johnson and feeling out of her depth. “The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” she says, “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, shit. 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.
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To Kim’s sisters, it all makes a certain kind of sense. Both Kourtney and Khloé point out that when Kim was young, she was obsessed with court TV shows, as well as true-crime programming. Kim was also close to her father, Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003 and who famously was a member of O. J. Simpson’s defense team. “On the weekends they used our home as an office, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro,” Kim says. “My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all of his O.J. evidence books. On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics.”
Kourtney thinks her sister is constitutionally lawyerly. “It’s because she seems to have all the answers or something,” she says. “Like she just kind of knows.”
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Um, we'll see . . . .
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