Believe it or not, Kim Kardashian is just like many lawyers and law students. There are some topics she’s really enjoyed learning about, and some that she really dislikes.
In case you haven’t been following along with this story, Kardashian’s journey to becoming a lawyer began in 2019, when she announced to the world that she’d been studying to become a lawyer in an unconventional way. Instead of going to law school, she’d be completing a law firm apprenticeship while learning about the same subjects as traditional law students, all without ever setting foot inside of a classroom. Kardashian is still a reality TV star, of course, so she’s been documenting all of her studying efforts on social media.
Thanks to a near constant stream of tweets and IG posts, the would-be esquire has shared a criminal law issue spotter that cast Justin Bieber as a criminal mastermind and Tiger King hypos, complained about the fact that law student life sucks, explained that she neglected her Keeping Up With the Kardashians live-tweeting duties to keep up with torts homework, bailed on summer holiday festivities as she continued with her contracts homework, and dealt with personalized questions all about her. She even has a favorite law professor — University of Washington contracts professor Steve Calandrillo — who she’s shouted out on Insta. Occasionally she has typical law student moments, like when she posted about shooting tequila while studying torts, and then again, some not-at-all typical law student moments, like when studying turned into a bikini photoshoot.
When Kardashian first told Vogue about her lawyerly aspirations, the beauty and fashion mogul revealed the following about her studies: “To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep.”
Kardashian, who passed the baby bar exam in late 2021, has been tackling new subjects — Constitutional Law and Community Property — for a little more than a week now. What has she taken away from the experience so far?
Kim, let us be the first to assure you that there are many people who feel you on this one. Just wait until you get to the Scalia dissents….
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.