Kim Kardashian Responds To Backlash After Admitting She Wants To Become A Lawyer

16 April 2019, 11:15 | Updated: 16 April 2019, 11:39

Kim Kardashian hopes to take the state bar exam in 2022.
Kim Kardashian hopes to take the state bar exam in 2022. Picture: Getty

The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star revealed in her new interview with Vogue that she's studying to become a criminal lawyer - an admission that was met with scepticism.

Kim Kardashian has a message for the critics who questioned her somewhat surprising decision to study law.

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In her new interview with Vogue, the 38-year-old reality star revealed she's currently studying to become a criminal lawyer and spoke about her desire to improve the justice system in the US.

Her admission was met with a mixed bag of feedback. Some were taken aback, some rallied around the mother-of-three in support while others told her to "stay in her lane."

Kim is coming to the end of her first year of studying law.
Kim is coming to the end of her first year of studying law. Picture: Instagram

In response, Kim defended her new career path and revealed that she registered with the California State Bar last year, and that for the next four years, that she will be studying 18 hours per week and taking tests.

"As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way," she wrote.

"I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.”

"You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it," she continued, before opening up about her college experience.

Kim revealed she's having to spend time away from her family to study.
Kim revealed she's having to spend time away from her family to study. Picture: Instagram

"It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not.

"My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me.

"I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine - It’s never too late to follow your dreams."

Last year, Kim famously met with President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform, and helped to free Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence on nonviolent drug charges.

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