Los Angeles (AFP) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian took a law exam in California that brings her one step closer to being a lawyer, she said Monday.
The billionaire businesswoman has long cherished the dream of qualifying to practice law and passed her test on her fourth attempt.
“OMFGGGG I PASSED THE BABY BAR EXAM !!!!” she tweeted, referring to the freshman law student exam, usually taken after a year of study.
“For all those who do not know my course in the faculty of law, know that it was not easy or was entrusted to me.
“I failed this exam 3 times in 2 years, but got up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did !!! (I had COVID in 3rd test wa 104 fever but I’m not looking for excuses. “
Only law students who do not follow a traditional path – including those who do not have the required years of college – must pass the “Baby Bar,” according to the State Bar of California.
The exam consists of four essays and 100 multiple-choice questions on contracts, criminal law and torts, the bar said.
Only about a fifth to a quarter of candidates pass the exam, according to state bar figures.
“The best lawyers told me it was a near impossible trip and more difficult than the traditional law school route,” Kardashian said.
“But that was my only option and it’s so so good to be here and on track to achieve my goals.”
Kardashian will need to pass two more exams – and be determined to be of good character – to be allowed to practice law.
The TV star has previously pushed for criminal justice reform and leniency in individual cases. She traveled to the White House to meet with former President Donald Trump in 2019.
She is not the first member of the family to become a lawyer; her late father Robert Kardashian was part of the legal team that successfully defended athlete-turned-movie star OJ Simpson against a double murder charge, in one of the most notorious American trials of the 20th century.
“My dad would be so proud and he would actually be so shocked to know it’s my path now, but he would have been my best study partner,” Kim Kardashian tweeted Monday.
“I was told he was known to laugh at people who had failed their first try like him, but he would have been my best cheerleader!”
Kardashian is currently divorcing her ex-husband, musician Kanye West.
US media reported last week that she asked a judge to be declared “officially single” and to remove her husband’s last name from his current official name, Kim Kardashian-West.
The couple have four children, two of whom were in the audience with their mother last week when West allegedly improvised a plea in the middle of the song for Kardashian to be reconciled with him.
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