Kim Kardashian has added another feather to her cape. On Monday, she announced to her 269 million Instagram followers that she had passed her “baby bar” examination. The star first shared that she wanted to be a lawyer two years ago, and since then, she has been documenting the trajectory to her dream.
“OMFGGGG, I PASSED THE BABY BAR EXAM!!!!” Kardashian disclosed. “Looking in the mirror, I am proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection. For anyone who doesn’t know my law school journey, know this wasn’t easy or handed to me. I failed this exam 3 times in 2 years, but I got back up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did it!!!”
Alongside the caption, she posted a picture of herself in a bright blue dress looking into the mirror.
Kardashian also revealed that while she was reading for the exam, she contracted the COVID virus. “Top lawyers told me that this was a close to impossible journey and harder than the traditional law school route, but it was my only option, and it feels so so sooooo good to be here and on my way to achieving my goals,” she concluded.
In her post, she appreciated CNN commentator Van Jones for persuading her to study law, as well as her professors, Chuck Shonholtz and Sam Farkas.
The fitness mogul has been an active voice in advocacy and prison form for a long time. In 2019, she helped 17 people from prison within 90 days. According to a report in Decarceration Collective, the reality star has helped finance the 90 days of Freedom Campaign. This also follows President Trump’s signing of the First Step Act, aiming to give well-mannered prisoners a shorter jail sentence.
“Kim Kardashian has been instrumental in funding the legal fees for vital attorney representation, transportation for newly freed prisoners, so they have a ride home to their families and reentry costs related to our clients’ smooth transition back into society,” the founder of the Decarceration Collective, Lawyer MiAngel Cody, wrote. “She has supported 17 prisoners’ release from prison and their ongoing decarceration.”
She visited the White House a year after successfully lobbying for Alice Johnson, Judith Negron, and Tynice Nicole Hall to commute their sentences.
“I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” the star admitted to Vogue. “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.”
What’s A ‘Baby Bar’ Exam?
The reality star is taking an unorthodox route to become an attorney; she is taking advantage of an option in California that allows sitting for a state bar exam after a stint with a law office or judge’s chamber. In this case, students can study law through apprenticeship instead of attending law school.
After completing this apprenticeship, students who have participated in California’s law office/judge’s chambers program will now be qualified to take the law examination.
It’s usually a one-day test offered remotely in June and October. The test includes both essay and multiple-choice questions, with about 7 hours allotted to both.
The subjects covered in the test are Contracts, Torts, and Criminal Law. According to the California Bar, “An answer based upon legal theories and principles of general applicability is sufficient; detailed knowledge of California law is not required.”
Kardashian Pays Tribute To Her Dad
The reality star’s father, Robert Kardashian, is also a high-profile defense attorney famous for representing O.J Simpson in his 1995 murder trial.
She shared in her Instagram post that she knew her father would not only be proud of her for passing her baby bar, he’d also be shocked at the law path she’s chosen to take.
“I know my dad would be so proud, and he would be so shocked to know that this is my path now, but he would have been my best study partner,” the SKIMS founder wrote. “I am told he was notorious for making fun of people who didn’t pass on their first attempt like he did, but he would have been my biggest cheerleader! The bottom line is don’t ever give up even when you are holding on by a thread. You can do it!!!! Set your mind to it and get it done because it feels soooooo good once you get to the other side!” she concluded.
Update On Kardashian’s Divorce
Kardashian is currently divorcing her estranged husband, rapper Kanye West.
As reported by the US media, she applied to a judge to be proclaimed “officially single” and to eliminate her husband’s surname from her current official name.
The pair share four children, two of whom were in the audience with their mother when West allegedly ad-libbed a plea mid-song for Kardashian to reconcile with him.
“I need you to run right back to me,” West said during a performance of one of his songs, “Runaway,” at the Free Larry Hoover benefit concert, before he added, “More specifically, Kimberly.”