Kim Kardashian broke the Internet for the thousandth time last week when she revealed she’s studying to become a lawyer. “I had to think long and hard about this,” she told Vogue magazine about her legendary career pivot.
The reality star isn’t attending formal law school but rather completing a four-year apprenticeship at a San Francisco firm, which is actually a legitimate alternative to traditional education in California. While most people responded to this news with enthusiasm and a few lighthearted jokes, some took shots at Kardashian and told her to “stay in her lane.”
But she isn’t taking these comments lying down. Kardashian took to Instagram on Monday, April 15, and hit back at the people who are criticizing her.
“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. 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,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself studying. “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.’ I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am.”
She continued, “The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. 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 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.”
Kardashian finished her post by writing. “I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck.”
Please be my lawyer in 2022, Kim Kardashian.