Kim Kardashian is one step closer to practicing law.
The reality star tweeted Tuesday morning that she passed her torts exam. The exact tweet reads: “Aced my test btw,” followed by some classic study-related emojis.
She’d been studying for the exam — at least according to her Instagram. She posted a photo Tuesday evening showing a picture of her flash cards and a binder full of neatly written notes and legal terminology.
Last week Kardashian revealed to Vogue that she had been studying to become a lawyer since last summer. Kardashian had registered with the California State Bar in 2018, and has been regularly practicing and studying in preparation to take the official exam in 2022.
While the world has come to know the 38-year-old as a reality TV star and fashion icon, Kardashian has pushed her career beyond screen appearances, founding her own cosmetics line, KKW Beauty. This sudden career change to criminal justice isn’t as shocking as it might first seem. Kardashian has come to be known as an activist ever since she successfully advocated for Alice Johnson’s release back in June of last year. She had lobbied for Johnson’s pardon with President Donald Trump at the White House and discuss prison reform.
Also, it’s the family business. Her late father, Robert Kardashian, became a household name after serving as an attorney in the legal defense team for O.J. Simpson’s murder trial in 1994.
Many fans have expressed enthusiastic support for Kardashian, while others criticize her for having the advantage of wealth and fame.
“The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it,” Kardashian posted on Instagram on April 15. Kardashian admitted that she did not finish college, but did have enough credits to qualify for law readings and her apprenticeship with a law firm located in San Francisco. She regards attorneys Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney as her mentors for this process.
She has also expressed the additional hardship of being a mother of three trying to pursue a new dream. Her long Instagram post explains that she works, cares for her kids, and studies during the night and on weekends.
“I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals.”
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