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Kim Kardashian wants to become a lawyer—and the internet is torn

'What? Like it's hard?'

Apr 10, 2019, 8:14 pm*

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Eilish O'Sullivan 

Eilish O'Sullivan

People who say Kim Kardashian West has no talent will soon have to find a new reason to hate, because the reality star just announced that she’s studying to become a criminal justice lawyer. Bible!

In California, you can opt out of law school and instead do a four-year apprenticeship with a lawyer or judge before taking the bar exam. Kim told Vogue that she is studying 18 hours a week for the bar, which she plans to take in 2022.

“The reading is what really gets me. It’s so time-consuming,” Kardashian said. “The concepts I grasp in two seconds.”

The internet jury cannot agree on how to feel about the news.

Some find the whole thing hilarious.

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Others are being supportive of Kim and her decision to become a lawyer.

“How many of the people mocking this have gotten a person freed from an unjust prison sentence, like Kim Kardashian did?” Vox reporter German Lopez asked on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/germanrlopez/status/1116044371403714565

Kardashian has been vocal about her passion for criminal justice reform in the past, from publicly lauding a governor’s decision to halt the execution of hundreds on death row to successfully convincing President Donald Trump to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson. Johnson was serving a life sentence for a non-violent, drug-related offense.

Kardashian said it was fighting for Johnson’s freedom that inspired her to take the next steps of becoming a lawyer.

“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,'” Kardashian told Vogue. “I need to know more.”

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*First Published: Apr 10, 2019, 8:13 pm