Kim Kardashian passes important test to become a lawyer

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: TV personality Kardashian attends panel for documentary
FILE PHOTO: TV personality Kim Kardashian attends a panel for the documentary “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project” during the TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California , USA, January 18, 2020. REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni

December 14, 2021

By Karen Sloan

(Reuters) – Kim Kardashian has overcome a key hurdle in her unique journey to becoming a lawyer.

The reality TV star and entrepreneur said Monday on Twitter that she passed the California Law School Freshman Exam — a day-long test for aspiring state attorneys general. state, those who do not follow the traditional route of attending an accredited law school.

“OMFGGGG I HAVE GIVEN THE BABY TEST!!!!” she wrote to her 70.7 million followers, posting pictures of herself posing in a bright blue jumpsuit. “For anyone who doesn’t know my legal journey, know that this wasn’t easy or assigned to me.”

Passing the test — aka the baby bar — means that Kardashian can continue her law studies and will be able to take the full bar exam. She said in 2019 that she was studying to become a lawyer through a program called the Law Office Studies Program, in which lawyers will train under the supervision of a solicitor or magistrate. experienced judge.

California is one of the few states with such a program and the only one with a kids bar.

Pass rate information is not yet available for the October 26 exam that Kardashian took, but only 21% of those who took the June exam passed – less than half the rate for the exam. state’s most recent regular bar.

California’s State Bar on Monday said the baby bar’s results were secret and it could not confirm Kardashian passed.

Kardashian, whose father Robert Kardashian was part of the defense team that defended OJ Simpson during the 1995 murder trial, has previously said she wants to be a lawyer for criminal justice reform.

She is studying under the supervision of attorneys Erin Haney and Jessica Jackson, whom Kardashian thanked on Twitter, saying they brought her along to observe their court appearances.

Kardashian also noted that she failed the exam three times before passing. It was her last chance: California typically only allows people to take the Freshman Law Exam only three times, but gives anyone who doesn’t pass the exam in June 2020 an extra attempt by the university. COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m so happy for her,” said University of Washington law professor Steve Calandrillo, who taught Kardashian about contracts over Zoom in preparation for the test. “She has been working very hard for two years now. It was not an easy exam.”

(Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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