Is Kim Kardashian planning to step away from her reality TV career to become a full-time attorney?
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 complete 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 constant stream of 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. Plus, now we know that she “f**king hates” constitutional law. 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.
According to Us Weekly, Kardashian, who passed the baby bar exam in late 2021, recently shared the following with Poppy Harlow about a possible career shift away from the cameras in the future.
“I joke with my mom, who’s my manager, I say, ‘Kim K. is retiring, and I’m just going to be an attorney. So you can go help my siblings [and] you can still have a job,’” the 42-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum told Poppy Harlow during a conversation at the 2023 Time100 Summit in New York City on Tuesday, April 25, referring to mom Kris Jenner.
The Skims mogul added that she could “absolutely” see herself turning away from her life in front of the cameras. “I would be just as happy being an attorney full-time and doing that. The journey just really opened up my eyes to so much,” she explained. “It gets overwhelming because there’s so much to be done. … I would totally spend more time doing that — cameras, no cameras.”
Kim Kardashian: she’s just like a regular lawyer — she’d “totally spend more time” practicing law. All she needs to do is finish her apprenticeship and pass the actual California bar exam to get there.
To quote everyone’s favorite law student, Elle Woods (whom Kardashian channeled on Halloween a few years ago), “What, like it’s hard?”
Kim Kardashian Jokes About ‘Retiring’ From Reality TV to Be a Lawyer Full-Time: I’d Be ‘Just as Happy’ [Us Weekly]
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