Kim Kardashian changed her phone number to focus on studying law: ‘It’s never too late to follow your dreams’

Kim Kardashian is studying to become a lawyer.

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Kim Kardashian is studying to become a lawyer.
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  • Kim Kardashian recently announced that she is studying for the 2022 bar exam and that she is currently apprenticing at a law office.
  • Following her announcement, many criticized the star and on Monday, Kardashian defended her decision on Instagram, writing that she isn’t taking the “easy way out” and that it’s never too late for anyone to follow their dreams.
  • She also wrote that she studies for 18 hours per week.
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Kim Kardashian sent her fans reeling last week when she revealed that she is apprenticing at a law office and studying to take the bar exam in 2022.

Amid mixed reactions to her professional news, the reality star is defending her decision to pursue law – and also explaining why her celebrity status does not exempt her from putting in the work.

On Monday, the star posted a photo on Instagram of herself and two other women leaning over a laptop with law books, highlighted papers, and coffee.

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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. 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. 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 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. 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 ✨⚖️

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“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law,” she wrote in the photo’s caption. “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.”

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“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,” she continued.

She wrote that anyone can create their own lanes just like her because “the state bar doesn’t care who you are.” She also reiterated that this process of becoming a lawyer is “available to anyone who’s [sic] state allows it.”

In the post, the star also thanked her mentors and explained that although she did not finish college, she had enough credits to begin “reading the law,” which she wrote is “an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers.”

Kardashian said that she has been working hard and that she is not taking ‘the easy way out’

Kim Kardashian said she spends her weekends away from her children so she can study.

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Kim Kardashian said she spends her weekends away from her children so she can study.
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“My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study,” she continued in the post. “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,” she added.

Her sisters, for one, are in her corner. “I am so proud of you Keeks,” Khloe Kardashian commented on the post. “I couldn’t be more proud of you, sister,” Kourtney Kardashian commented.

Kardashian revealed to Vogue last week that she was inspired to study law after she helped Alice Marie Johnson be released from prison in 2018

Kim Kardashian and Alice Marie Johnson.

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Kim Kardashian and Alice Marie Johnson.
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In June 2018, President Donald Trump granted clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who was serving a life sentence for non-violent drug offenses.

The clemency was granted shortly after the president met with Kim Kardashian, who had publicly championed Johnson’s case.

“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,” Kardashian told Vogue earlier this month.