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Kim Kardashian-West is planning to become a lawyer WITHOUT holding a Bachelor’s Degree. Last summer, the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ reality tv star began a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco. I know many of you are like, “HOW can you take a bar exam without having a Law Degree?”
Well, in California, a person can take an alternative method in order to take the bar exam without attending law school and it’s one of four states that has this law – The other three states being Virginia, Vermont, & Washington State.
Under these four states, you have to complete a law apprenticeship, receiving on the job training under the guidance of mentors rather than attending a law school for three years. Now in Maine, New York & Wyoming, it’s required that apprenticeships are combined with law school.
As she closes in on her first year with the California State Bar and prepares to write up a torts essay on negligence, she takes to social media to express her gratitude and thoughts. In her latest Instagram post she expresses the sacrifices and time away from her family that she has to make in following her dreams, responds to the backlash she’s been receiving, along with thanking Van Jones for believing in her and introducing her to her 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 ✨⚖️
I mean hey, her father is Robert Kardashian who was the infamous leading defense attorney on the O.J Simpson trial in the late 90s. It seems as though she’s following in her father’s footsteps.
If you need a lawyer, will you be calling the Law Office of Kim Kardashian?
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