Back in September, Kanye West opened up about his wife’s work and dedication to prison reform, and how it encouraged her to pursue higher education in law. [She’s] “in law school now,” West said, at the time.
Although a rep for Kim Kardashian quickly refuted the claim, just seven months later, the socialite has revealed that she is, in fact, studying to become a lawyer.
In an interview with Vogue, the socialite opened up about her decision to pursue law, which was inspired by her contribution to the release of Alice Marie Johnson last year. From there, she began a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm, and now she hopes to take and pass the bar exam in 2022.
“I had to think long and hard about this,” she said. “The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and 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. I need to know more.’”
“I Would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair,” she continued. “But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and If I knew more, I could do more.”
“I love to be put in a situation where I can have a conversation with someone who might not be inclined to think much of me, because I can guarantee they will have a different opinion and understand what’s important to me after they’ve met me,” Kim said.