The reality TV star and social media sensation Kim Kardashian has disclosed that she has begun a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in the US, with hopes of becoming a lawyer in 2022.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star said she made the decision last summer after visiting the White House and persuading President Donald Trump to commute a life sentence handed out to a 63-year-old woman in Tennessee for a first drug offence.
“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 – I need to know more,” Kim told Vogue in an interview.
“I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case.”
“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,” said the 38-year-old Kardashian.
As part of her apprenticeship, Kim will need to do 18 hours of supervised study each week and will shadow two mentor lawyers – Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney.
While best known for developing beauty and fashion products and showcasing her life with her sisters on the TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kardashian has some powerful legal DNA.
Her late father, Robert Kardashian, was a prominent Los Angeles lawyer who was part of the legal team representing football star O.J. Simpson in his 1995 trial and acquittal for double murder.