Kim Kardashian: Studying law not about privilege or money

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Kim Kardashian has responded to critics who have claimed she is only able to study law because of her wealth and celebrity status.

Kim revealed she’s studying to become a lawyer last week, and will be taking her bar exam in 2022.

The reality star says her move into law is nothing to do with privilege or money.

She says she’s putting in the hours and says “there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams”.

Kim shared a photo on Instagram of her working alongside her two lawyer mentors – Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney.

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Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams. I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️

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“I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case,” she wrote.

“One person actually said I should ‘stay in my lane.’ I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am.”

In the post she detailed more about what signing up to the four-year apprenticeship entails.

“For the next four years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly.”

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star also addressed the confusion over her being able to study to be a lawyer if she didn’t complete college.

She confirmed that “it’s true” that she didn’t finish college and explained: “You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in ‘reading the law’, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers.”

Kim also says she’s giving up time with her family to study: “My weekends are spent away from my kids… I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying.

“There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me.”

In her Vogue interview, Kim revealed she decided to sign up to the apprenticeship after helping to release Alice Marie Johnson from jail last year.

She had met President Donald Trump to campaign for the release of 63-year-old grandmother Alice Johnson from a 1996 life sentence for cocaine trafficking.

Following their meeting Mr Trump intervened and Ms Johnson was released immediately due to time already served.

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