You may be forgiven for believing that the Kardashian family only came to prominence following the infamous Kim Kardashian sex tape, and in some regards, you might be right. But the famous family initially found the spotlight courtesy of their late patriarch Robert Kardashian, who was a prominent lawyer who most famously defended OJ Simpson during the "trial of the century."
And now his daughter Kim is looking to follow in those footsteps, revealing that she is currently studying to become a lawyer herself. The news was first published in the May issue of Vogue, the same issue that Kim appears on the cover of.
She states that her interest in law stemmed from her fathers career, and was then bolstered by her recent involvement in the release of Alice Marie Johnson, which led to Kim going to the White House to discuss the case with President Trump.
"I never in a million years thought we would get to the point of getting laws passed. That was really a turning point for me," she said.
"The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency," she added. "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."
During that meeting, Kim was backed by a number of accomplished attorneys, but she felt as though her own knowledge of criminal justice reform was not up to the level required to have a lasting impact.
"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," Kardashian said. "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."
Kim is currently in a four year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm, with plans to sit the bar exam in 2022.
“First year of law school, you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts,” she said. “To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep. Took my first test, I got a 100. Super easy for me.”
Regardless of one's views on the Kardashian family, studying law is no easy feat, so all the best Kim.