Kim Kardashian says she ‘disconnected from her friends’ when she embarked on law school – Daily Mail
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Kim Kardashian reveals she ‘disconnected from her friends’ and sacrificed time with her kids to study law… as she claps back at claims she relied on ‘money and privilege’ to pursue her dream
By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 17:32, 15 April 2019 | Updated: 18:29, 15 April 2019
She revealed last week she is studying to become a lawyer.
And Kim Kardashian has hit back at claims she is only able to study thanks to her money and privilege and took to social media to explain in detail how she is sacrificing time with her three children to make it happen.
In an Instagram post on Monday the 38-year-old revealed she registered with the California State Bar and will spend the next four years studying with two mentors and completing exams every month.
‘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.”
‘Everyone can take this route’: Kim Kardashian has detailed her law study plan after being hit by claims she can only pursue her dream because of her wealth and privilege
‘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 added, ‘The state bar doesn’t care who you are. Everyone can take this route if you live in a state where this is allowed. It’s true I did not finish college.
Kim went on to reveal that she needed 60 credits to ‘read the law’ in an ‘in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers’ and she had 75.
‘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.
Dedicated: Kim detailed her 18 hours a week studies and her monthly tests as she approaches the baby bar – a mini version of the state bar – which she needs to take because she’s not doing law school
‘Couldn’t be more proud’: Kim’s friends and family showed their support in comments
Kim admitted feeling daunted at the huge challenge she set for herself but is thankful for her support system after distancing herself from her social group to dedicate her time to her studies.
She continued, ‘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 ended her note, ‘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’
New direction: The reality star began a four year long apprenticeship at a San Francisco law firm last summer
Along with her message Kim posted a photo of her sat down with her two mentors Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s family and pals made their support clear as they applauded her dedication in the comments of Kim’s post.
Sister Kourtney, 39, gushed: ‘I couldn’t be more proud of you, sister’ while her hair stylist Jen Atkin wrote, ‘Go Kim Go!’.
Last week Kim graced the cover of Vogue’s May issue, where she revealed her plans of taking the bar exam in 2022.
The reality star began a four year long apprenticeship at a San Francisco law firm last summer.
She said she was inspired to study law after successfully petitioning US President Donald Trump last year to pardon Alice Marie Johnson.
Vacay: Despite her studies Kim did manage to squeeze in a trip to Bali last week
Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother, had served nearly 22 years of a life sentence for cocaine trafficking.
A week after meeting with Kardashian, Trump — also a former reality television star — pardoned Johnson in June 2018.
‘I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,’ she told Vogue.
‘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,’ said the mother-of-three whose own father Robert was an attorney who helped defend OJ Simpson in his murder trial.
Kim’s late father Robert was an attorney who helped defend OJ Simpson in his murder trial. He is pictured (center) in 1995
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