Kim Kardashian Says Her Dad Told Her Not To Become A Lawyer

Lauryn Overhultz | Columnist

Kim Kardashian revealed that her dad wasn’t the most supportive of her dream to become a lawyer during Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”

The 38-year-old explained why she wanted to pursue law despite her father’s warnings not to get into it, according to a report published by Entertainment Tonight.

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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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“I have always been really fascinated by crime, true crime, the law,” Kim said during a straight to camera interview. “I told my dad years ago that I was really into criminal justice, and he was like, ‘This will stress you out so much. You do not really want to take this on.'”

Kim’s dad Robert Kardashian is most known for his role in OJ Simpson’s criminal defense during Simpson’s murder trial. Simpson was accused of killing his wife but was ultimately acquitted. (RELATED: Kim Kardashian Supports Halting The Use Of The Death Penalty In California)

Kim claims that despite her dad’s warning, she is more motivated than ever thanks to her work helping Alice Johnson get clemency.

“But I think now, having gotten so deep in helping Alice, I’m really motivated to get to know the law more and fight for people that deserve a second chance like her,” Kim added.

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For the last year, I have immersed myself in learning about the criminal justice system. I visited prisons, met with formerly incarcerated people, and helped with cases of individual injustice – including two death penalty cases. I have met with and am very supportive of Governor Newsom and his decision to help bring an end to the California Death Penalty. Racial bias and unfairness run deep throughout the justice system but especially when it comes to the death penalty. And we should not be okay with the risk that an innocent person could be executed. I hope we can turn toward better solutions that focus more on healing victims of trauma and prioritizing fairness and justice.

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Kim announced last month she was studying law and took to Instagram to defend her decision.

She captioned a photo of her studying, “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.”

“It’s never too late to follow your dreams,” the reality star added.

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