Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has revealed that she plans to leave the industry to become a lawyer, saying, “I couldn’t stop there.” What did the Kardashians star have to say? Read on to find out.
Kim K. is aware of the conditions under which she would pause filming of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Recently, the Kardashians star spoke up about her decision to leave the spotlight for a career in criminal justice reform, explaining how and why she helped Alice Johnson, who had been imprisoned for 21 years for a minor drug charge, get freed from jail in 2018.
At the Time 100 Summit on April 25, moderator Poppy Harlow questioned if she had ever considered a career outside of acting or hosting. “I would be just as happy being an attorney full time,” she said. My eyes were completely awakened by the trip.
Kim said, “Once I realized I could make a difference, there was no turning back, especially since there were so many other women like the one I helped.”
The 42-year-old woman said she didn’t have any role models in the criminal court system when she initially started out. Her sole training came from seeing her father, the late lawyer Robert Kardashian.
“I had no connection to the justice system,” Kim reflected. “As far as close friends or family members, I never experienced it,” she said. “Maybe a friend of my dad’s and he worked on the case and I was able to experience the trial.”
But after seeing the results of her efforts, Kim decided to try something new.
In her own words: “As I got to figure out how to help someone and how to make a difference and get them out,” she admitted, “I was genuinely naive to all the issues with our system.”
Where does Kim go from here? Finally passing the bar exam and declaring, “I am probably going to take the bar Feb. 25.”
During the first season of The Kardashians, fans watched Kim learn that she had passed the California Baby Bar Exam on her fourth attempt. “The baby bar has a 16 percent pass rate—I mean it took me a few tries,” Kim said during the summit. “and then I have another one I think it is like a 36 percent pass rate, so about a year.”
Kim’s remarks come three years after she first discussed how she came to be interested in law. At the TV Critics Association’s winter press tour in January 2020, she said, “I don’t see how I could just say no to someone that really needs help if I know that I can help them.”
“When there’s a case going on,” the SKIMS founder remarked, “I love talking about it with everyone around me.” Even in our group discussions discussing ongoing cases, my conversations are distinct from the others. I had to change my number and tell everyone, “I have to focus for four years; I appreciate you all, but I need to do this for me. Hold just a second as I zero in on this task at hand. My passions have altered, and it’s been an exciting ride to see where they take me.