Kim Kardashing, Future Lawyer?

Kim Kardashian West is a 38-year old American model, actress, businesswoman and media personality.  From her career beginnings of a sex-tape star in 2007, she now has hundreds of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.  Kim is now branching out into humanitarian efforts.  She wants to become a lawyer to help her with her humanitarian causes.

In 2007, with her family members – her sisters (Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian), her mother (Kris Jenner) and then-step-father (Bruce Jenner – now Caitlyn Jenner) began their reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.  The show is now in its 17th season.

In a promo (advertisement) in for the September 16, 2019 show, Kourtney reads to Khloe the text messages Kourtney sent to Kim:  "I said, 'You're going to school to become a lawyer to help the world, and these are the kinds of problems you have?' And she's like, 'You're really a miserable human being, and you keep not understanding the issue because you all of a sudden turn into such a humanitarian and talk about the world's issues, which you've not contributed one ounce to the world, so...'"  Kim later complained to Kris that Kourtney called Kim a "f***ing fake humanitarian ho."

Kim has a high school education, but no college degrees, so how can she become a lawyer in California?

The usual way to become a lawyer in California is to graduate from a four-year university, pass the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test), graduate from law school, pass the Professional Responsibility Exam and have a good moral character), and pass the California State Bar Exam.  However, there are two other ways to become a lawyer in California without all the college education.  One, if the law school will accept you without an undergraduate degree, and two, study in a law office or judges’ chambers.

According to LawEdu.Org: “Under Rule 4.29 of the State Bar of California, you may complete your legal education in a law office or judges’ chambers. This must be equivalent to four years of legal study in an unaccredited law school. You must study for at least 18 hours a week for 48 weeks to equal one year of study. Your study must be supervised by an attorney or judge who has been a member of the state bar in good standing for at least five years, who personally supervises you for at least five hours each week, and examines you at least once per month. This supervisor must report to the Bar every six months on a special form the number of hours and type of study completed.”

Also, if attending law school without two years of undergraduate work or studying under a judge or lawyer’s supervision, after the first year of study, the student must pass The First Year Law Student’s Exam (also known as the “Baby Bar”).

Kim is going the individual studies route.

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