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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.
Kim Kardashian showing up to her bar exam pic.twitter.com/5GpUw5JQob— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) April 10, 2019
The judge when you walk into the courtroom with Kim Kardashian as your lawyer pic.twitter.com/0E3lqxE4Gu— Pikliz Papi (@so_rudez) April 10, 2019
this is what i thought of when i heard the news of kim kardashian west becoming a lawyer pic.twitter.com/aSjdAGPTfn— ash with luv (@icedgreentaetae) April 10, 2019
is kim kardashian really going to pass the bar before me pic.twitter.com/NfrzLiUPCS— olivia (@itsalivstory) April 10, 2019
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.
How many of the people mocking this have gotten a person freed from an unjust prison sentence, like Kim Kardashian did? https://t.co/J4cYm7Zw2z— German Lopez (@germanrlopez) April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian has done a whole more for criminal justice reform than the average member of the Twitterati, so if she is serious about going to law school I say fantastic, thank you.— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) April 10, 2019
Kim kardashian is the baddest bitch. No one compares— Brielle Biermann (@BrielleZolciak) April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian is studying to become a lawyer? Wow honestly didn't expect that, but given who her father was and her slight interest in prison reform, it's not too surprising. If she's serious about this then s/o to her I can fw that.— big verse energy (@quattlestrology) April 10, 2019
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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H/T BuzzFeed News
Eilish O'Sullivan is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot studying journalism and government at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle and the Daily Texan.