Kim Kardashian seems to be following in her late fathers footsteps, famous lawyer Robert Kardashian, as she reveals she’s studying to become a lawyer.
The reality TV star is currently enrolled in a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm with the hopes of taking the bar in 2022. She made this announcement while speaking with Jonathan Van Meter for her Vogue Magazine May Cover.
The spark for Kardashian’s career change came as she personally petitioned President Donald Trump for the release of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who had been in an Alabama prison since 1996, serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense.
Kim helped the U.S. leader see sense and he granted Johnson an immediate release.
Following her victory, the FIRST STEP Act, geared towards social justice reform, was passed by Congress and signed by Trump.
“I had to think long and hard about this,” she tells Vogue magazine of her plans to become a lawyer, noting “seeing a really good result” with her efforts to land Johnson a release from prison motivated her.
“I never in a million years thought we would get to the point of getting laws passed,” she says. “That was really a turning point for me.”
Working to get the bill passed proved eye-opening for Kardashian, who saw first hand the impact a team of law professionals can make.
“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,” she adds. “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.”