Kim Kardashian wants to be Perry Mason

Kim Kardashian West wants to be a lawyer, but don’t look for her in your law school.

Right. Bummer. She'd be one interesting study partner. 

Instead of taking the LSAT and sweating out the admissions process like most students, she has started a four-year internship with a San Francisco law firm. That on-the-job experience that will enable her to sit for the California bar.

(Talk about irony. She’s one person who can actually afford law school.)

The reality TV star talked of her legal plans in a recent interview with the National Jurist magazine. Oh, we joke. She dropped the news in something called Vogue.

"I had to think long and hard about this," Kardashian said, according to magazine article. The author noted she said so while “gleefully devouring chile con queso with chips.”

Kardashian would actually be following in her late father’s footsteps. Robert Kardashian was an attorney who was most well-known for his role in the legal defense of his good friend, O.J. Simpson in his double murder trial.

“On the weekends they used our home as an office, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro,” Kardashian said in the Vogue article. “My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all of his O.J. evidence books. On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics.”

She’s been active in legal issues since then. She was among those lobbying President Trump to commute the sentence of a 63-year-old  woman who had served more than 20 years of a life’s sentence for a non-violent drug offense. Trump, who met with Kardashian in the Oval Office, later did so.

She told Vogue she wants to fight for criminal justice reform as an attorney. 

Trump’s daughter, Tiffany, will likely beat Kardashian to the bar. She’s a student at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Kardashian said she hopes to take the California bar in 2022. That’s no easy task, either. It’s one of the nation’s toughest. In the July 2018 test, just 55 percent of first-time takers passed.

But she has something to fall back on …

 

 

 

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