On the latest Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode, Kim reveals to Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian: “So you guys, I did not pass the baby bar,” Kim states.
Kim goes on to reveal how the structure of her journey to the bar exam is different than that of an average law student. “If you are doing law school the way I’m doing it, it is a four-year program instead of your typical three-year program,” Kim says. “And after year one, you have to take the baby bar. This would actually harder, I hear, than the official bar.”
In a flashback, Kim’s mentor, attorney Jessica Jackson, revealed how Kim needs a score of 560 to pass the first year law student exam. On her first try, Kim scored a 474. “That is extremely close on a test that most people are not taking in the middle of a pandemic,” Jackson tells her.
Kim was connected to Jackson through CNN anchor Van Jones who praised Kim, saying she was “doing amazing” in her studies. “I think she’s going to be an unbelievable attorney. She’s already I think one of the best advocates that we have in criminal justice,” Jones said on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
Kim first shared on Instagram in April of 2019 how she was studying for the year law student exam.
“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…The state bar doesn’t care who you are,” Kim captioned. “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…It’s never too late to follow your dreams.”
But Kim struggled after viewing her test scores: “I am a failure,” she says. “I spent six weeks straight, 10 to 12 hours a day, studying and it was so important for me to take this. And to not pass gets your spirit down and just makes you want to give up.”
Kourtney supports Kim by reminding her how proud their father would be of her. “I feel like dad would be really proud of you regardless, just the fact that you’re pursuing this,” Kourtney says.
“I think it’s highly respectable what you’re doing,” Khloe agrees.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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