Kim Kardashian ‘really doesn’t care’ that people are laughing at her lawyer dreams

Kim &  Kourtney Kardashian look gorgeous on the black carpet at the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala

I support Kim Kardashian’s legal studies. She’s rich and privileged – though she won’t admit it – and I think there are a million worse ways she could be spending her time. People want to put Kim in a box where she’s labeled “vapid/superficial/basic/stupid,” and while she is those things some of the time, she’s also sort of smart about other things. Basically, I’m still not mad about the reading-the-law thing. But I get that other people are mad about it and they’re mocking her for it. But it’s a lot like the Receipts-Snake drama of 2016 – public opinion of Kim is already so low, she might as well do whatever the f–k she wants. But I can also tell that Kim cares and she wants to be taken seriously. That’s why someone – I’m assuming Kris Jenner – went to People Magazine and talked about how Kim will make a great lawyer:

A source says Kim knows she’s being ridiculed: “Kim realizes that some people are laughing at her for the lawyer thing, but she really doesn’t care. She is focused that this is what she wants to do, and she’s going to do it, regardless of what people think.”

Kim is well-suited to be an attorney: According to the source, the soon-to-be mother of four is “extremely well-suited to be an attorney….She has a fantastic memory. She can process multiple things at once. She’s great at multitasking and at time management. She can grasp very complex concepts. She has a very strong sense of what she believes, and is extremely persuasive. She’s also a very hard worker. Kim more than holds her own in discussions of religion, politics, law. She is extremely well-informed. She knows what’s going on in the world.”

Kanye is fully supportive: “Kanye is Kim’s biggest cheerleader about becoming a lawyer, and he thinks she’d be an amazing one. He’s 100 percent supportive of her. He checks in with her all the time to see how the studying is going, if there’s anything she needs, how he can help. He wants her to follow her passions. He thinks she’ll be a fantastic lawyer. Kanye has been cheering her on since she started looking into law. He was there every step of the way for the Alice Johnson situation.”

Kanye & Kim are basically Kennedys now: The source says Kim “believes that she’s been gifted with a very tall platform, and that she needs to use it to do some good in the world.” And West “is on the same page,” the source says, adding that Kimye has a “very interesting dynamic…They really inspire each other to follow their passions. Even if they disagree about the particulars, they both agree that each other should do what they think is right. When Ye came out as a Trump supporter, Kim didn’t necessarily agree with everything, but she loved his passion about him. She loved seeing how much he lit up when he’d talk about politics. And he does the same thing for her. In many ways, they’d make a fantastic political couple. They are so unified when it comes to doing things greater than themselves. They’re working towards more than just their brands.”

[From People]

Narrator’s voice: They did not, in fact, make a fantastic political couple.

I mean, if anything, Kanye is now one of the reasons why Kim’s legal pursuits aren’t being taken seriously, because an off-his-meds Kanye sat in the Oval Office and ranted and raved in a MAGA hat in front of the national and international media. That was an utter catastrophe on so many levels, and one of those levels was the Kimye Brand. Kanye might have been Kim’s ticket to greater celebrity legitimacy (he was), but at this point, he’s hindering her “take me seriously” image reboot.

As for Kim being “well-suited” to legal life… I would argue she’s the Kardashian most like her father, a respected LA lawyer for decades. She’s probably the one who retained the most from Robert Kardashian’s lessons and advice. Do I think Kim is a brilliant legal mind? No. But she’s doing this to improve herself and to transition into more advocacy work, and I can’t hate on her for that.

Kim Kardashian dresses from head to toe in leopard print as she is spotted out and about in Paris during Fashion Week

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  1. Goob says:

    I think if she truly wants to practice, she should get her undergrad then apply to law school. If she’s just wanting to have the knowledge to be able to hold her own and advocate, I’m fine with this route. Either way, I’m not going to criticize anyone trying to better themselves through education.

    • LadyLawyer says:

      The point of being a lawyer is to be a lawyer, not to go to law school in order to show off your gumption or smarts or whatever. A lot of comments on the lawyer Kim stories are about how people struggled to take the LSAT, pay for school, and attend school, but at the end of the day, being a lawyer is about the work, and not what you accomplished to get there.

      I paid my way through a top law school and have taken and passed three bar exams. Yeah, those are accomplishments, but the thing that actually matters is the work I do for my clients. I work at a non-profit where I solely represent detained asylum seekers, and it’s hard and rewarding and wonderful.

      So I’m gonna applaud Kim and her good work (which seems to be her intention), and give a side-eye to anyone who thinks how you get there is more important than what you do once you’re there.

      • Some chick says:

        Cosign. Am not a Kim fan, but social justice is such a crucial issue these days, so if she wants to help, I say, WELCOME!

        I’m also the daughter of an attorney, and I can say that you can learn a lot around the dinner table, if you pay attention. Not necessarily Torts, but certainly concepts of how the legal system works.

        I hope she succeeds. Her heart seems to be in the right place. Perhaps the fact that it is behind her boobs will make some old white men listen up. Go, Kim, go!

  2. Ronaldinhio says:

    I think she should be allowed to develop and define herself as she ages.
    She, like we, are learning lessons and changing our views and opinions on ourselves and our place in the world.
    If KKW wants to spend time studying to further her advocacy work that sounds like an excellent use of her time.
    Most of us hate to have our hopes sneered at, I’d imagine she is no different.
    Being vulnerable to others takes time.

  3. Mego says:

    I would think Kim has a pretty thick skin. Good for her.

  4. Seraphina says:

    Exactly. It’s wrong to fault her for wanting to educate herself and better herself. Especially a female and a female who shit to fame using her ASSEts. I don’t expect her to be the next great legal mind but I do think she will be able to hold her own and not be taken advantage of when she advocates for people. And not having to rely on people because of one’s own ignorance is a great thing. I wish her the best and hope she proves all the haters wrong.

  5. P says:

    I really hope she does become a lawyer, I know she is rich and privileged, but she can also be an inspiration to others to pursue higher education.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    ” He checks in with her all the time to see how the studying is going, if there’s anything she needs, how he can help. ”

    Checks in? Excuse me? From Neptune? If you are married to someone who is studying the law, you don’t need to check in, you’re experiencing it on a daily basis. My boyfriend at the time kept outline books of my courses in his car so if I was stressing about something while we were on a date, he could just grab the book and walk me through it.

    And no, they are not the Kennedys.

    • Nanea says:

      “Ye checks in” is like those husbands/dads who “help with” household chores and raising their kids.

      Kanye “Slavery was a choice” Kennedy. Perish the thought!

      • ME says:

        Or dads that say they are “babysitting” their own kids ! Dude you are their father, not a babysitter.

  7. anp says:

    If she really did not care she would not have commented on it again.

    • jules says:

      I know, how long are they going to drag this story out now?

    • Tate says:

      Exactly my thought. Ok so buckle down and study if you are serious about it. Seeing articles about it everyday just makes it seem like yet another Kardashian scheme to produce another storyline. That is why people roll their eyes at Kim. 🙄🙄🙄

    • Stella Alpina says:

      Yup, she totally cares. A person who truly didn’t care would not constantly seek validation from anonymous strangers on social media. Lots of posted selfies = lots of insecurity.

      More power to her if she wants to study law. Good luck. That People article, though — total PR propaganda. The ridiculous apotheosis of Kim & Kanye continues…

      • otaku fairy... says:

        Kim K is obviously insecure about some things, but not others. For people in general though I’m not so sure feeling secure has much to do with whether or not they regularly post selfies or use social media. For some people those are just like any other modern hobby (like playing certain kinds of videogames), or in some cases, furthering their career and making money.

    • minx says:

      Yes. Again, I’ll believe it when I see it and not before.

  8. Oh No says:

    I’m not taking away from this accomplishment or the work she has done to free POC from unfair jail terms.

    BUT

    Her and her family have spent years cultivating a particular image, there was always going to be some side eying and suspicion of her motives.

    However, she earns no praise from me until she stops shilling potentially harmful products to impressionable young girls

  9. Mrs. Smith says:

    To Kaiser’s point: she is studying the law because she has a passion for helping those wrongfully convicted or sentenced too heavily. I don’t believe she will (or even wants to) become a bone fide attorney. Her studies will help her find, understand and, with help from a legal team, help people who need it. It must be a great feeling to help someone get their sentence commuted. She is in a unique position, one of which is direct access to Trump. He clearly loves her celebrity and being associated with her. I think it’s great that she’s doing this–Go Kim!!!

  10. jules says:

    Huh. Yesterday I thought she was just studying for the exams and was not saying she wanted to be a practicing lawyer. And now she does? The story is already changing, this family will do anything for attention.

    • ME says:

      If she actually wants to be a practicing lawyer and make this her profession (I doubt she does) then she should have gone to Law School and actually learned how to practice. Right now she’s basically just memorizing what she needs to know to pass. It’s not the right way to go unless all she wants is bragging rights when/if she passes the bar.

  11. Eleonor says:

    She has been criticized for years because she wasn’t doing anything to improve herself, now she is studying people criticizes her because she does something else than being vapid and famous for being famous. They will talk no matter what, and in the end still mantaining her famous.

    • Stella Alpina says:

      She has a long track record of contradicting herself and flat out lying. That’s what Kardashians do: lie and deny. It’s another reason why she’s not taken seriously. Possibly, she could change some minds if she maintains her legal studies for several YEARS and passes the bar, without making it a plot on her show or a series of photo ops. Right now, I can’t blame people for thinking she’s an insincere dilettante.

      Yeah, she’s famous. And fame is CHEAP these days. Standards are low. Flash in the pan rappers and dime a dozen reality tv “stars,” everywhere you look. 30 years ago, Kim would’ve been laughed out of Hollywood and back into obscurity.

    • Alice says:

      True.
      She really can’t win.
      I admire her but am also quite envious of her confidence and seemingly great career and family life.
      She has never been involved with drugs nor have I ever heard of her being rude to anyone outside her family circle. She is a hard worker and a pretty good business woman. I say good for her. Go study, do well and use your platform for humanity.
      I am so done putting her down.

      • ME says:

        Actually she just recently admitted to being on drugs when she did her s*x tape and also when she married her first husband. I don’t know why she told us this now or if she’s lying, but she DID say it.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      Her history of lying doesn’t help her cause. But some of it is just the usual discrediting that happens any time women who aren’t Good Girls align themselves with a serious issue or try to do anything positive.

  12. Erin says:

    She’s doing it for a storyline and attention. Nothing more.

  13. grabbyhands says:

    Kanye & Kim are basically Kennedys now.

    JAYSUS. My eyes rolled so far to the back of my head they almost got stuck. These two already carry a bloated and undeserved sense of entitlement and self importance – please stop feeding it in this way.

    • Snowflake says:

      Ikr?! This interview was done by Kris. No one else could say that with a straight face

  14. Miss M says:

    If anything I learned from watching the first season of KUWTK (don’t judge me) is that Kim would be a great detective. So if she really is serious about taking the bar to have a positive impact in society, she has my supportive. Even if this is unconventional route.

  15. SuperStef says:

    I’m glad she’s finally bettering herself with something more than that vapid show. I doubt she’ll finish this and pass the bar though.

    That said, she’s milking this process for all it’s worth and the attention may motivate her to keep going, so people keep talking about her.

    I look forward to the day when we stop talking about her.

  16. EscapedConvent says:

    I think Kim is absurd. She has spent years taking nude selfies and showing them to the world because she is an exhibitionist. Anything she does, she does for attention. If she wants to be taken seriously, she could retire the ridiculous nude posing.

    I don’t think she’s going to be a lawyer. Don’t you have to go to law school for that? Good storyline though.

    But I’ll say something good: She doesn’t have to become a lawyer to go on being an advocate for people who are wrongly incarcerated. If that’s all she does in future, that’s a great thing. It’s using her celebrity to bring attention to people who sincerely need help.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Most states require a JD to sit for the bar exam but not California. California allows any high school graduate who “reads the law,” like she is doing, to take the bar exam.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        I didn’t know that about California. Thanks!

        I wonder if she could pass the bar. Too bad she announced it, just in case she takes the exam and doesn’t pass.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      Meh. If a person can only take sexually modest women seriously in anything that’s just a reflection of their own madonna/whore complex coming out. I’m bothered by her sugar-coating her husband’s support of Trump rather than her sexuality, which doesn’t really have anything to do with her pursuing something like this and would probably not even be brought up if Channing Tatum wanted to take the bar exam, spoke about activism, and talked about wanting to possibly practice law.

  17. TurkeyLurkey says:

    She loves Kanye’s passion for politics? Sorry, but wasn’t she calling him and crying that he was damaging their brand when he went full on MAGA? That is when she suddenly became a crusader for justice for the incarcerated. It was all to repair the damage his MAGA alliance did. Can the wanna be legal genius keep her lies straight once in a while? If she puts in the work, fine, but I will always have doubts about how she gets it done because the entire family’s fame was built on lies. How does that saying go, no one believes a liar, even when they are telling the truth.

  18. Nancy says:

    She can do what she wants. She is lying if she says she doesn’t care what people think though. She spends endless hours on social media talking about how she doesn’t care….lol.

  19. ME says:

    Her dad Robert Kardashian only practiced law for about 10 years. He then went into business. He had a business called Movie Tunes. He only went back to get his law licence renewed during the OJ case as a favor to OJ. I think that’s the only time Kim actually saw her father practice law.

    With regards to Kim. Why didn’t she just keep this whole “studying law” thing secret? No one knew for a whole year. Why tell the public now if not for attention? There are pap pics of her showing up to write her Tort Exam this week. You know she called them ! Kim has a lengthy track record of lying so excuse us for not believing everything she says.

  20. Lucia says:

    While I do think Kim and family are shallow and vapid, I do say that it is inspiring that she’s stopped caring what other people think and just does her. I appreciate that about her.

    Is it really any skin off of any of our backs if she fails or succeeds here? She’s trying a way to better herself. I wish her the best.

  21. Lynne says:

    Like ME said……Her father Robert was neither a respected nor a non respected attorney. He was a business man and did not practice law. He let his license lapse for close to 20 years before reinstating it for the O.J. trial.
    I think she would get more respect if she quietly did this. It shows her priorities calling the paps to take pictures of her in random parking lots holding notebooks.

  22. GirlMonday says:

    Yes, Kanye is hindering her take-me-seriously reboot, but so is her head-to-toe leopard look.

  23. Beer&Crumpets says:

    I believe in education for education’s sake, and I don’t think it’s ever a waste of time. However, she’s not matriculating anywhere. She wants to be a lawyer without attending law school, which is apparently a Thing in California. She can take the boards after apprenticing at a law firm for 5 years. (Or 4.. maybe its 4) and if she passes them, she will be able to practice law.

    I think that’s pretty great for a lot of people who cant afford law school, but I dont think Kim Kardashian has ever been to college… ever. She doesnt have a 2 year degree, and I dont even think she started school and then dropped out. I mean, I dont think she has ever attended a college class- period. Not ever. Now, I dont think you *need* college to be smart. I know lots of smart people who never went to college. And I dont think a degree is any indication of intelligence- not at all. But I *do* think that college can play a huge part in teaching you how to think, how to analyze data, how to take data and put it together in some semblance of order, and how to communicate that data to others. It can also do a lot to increase your knowledge pool in general, which I think is important. I guess I just have a hard time believing that Kim Kardashian has the mental prowess to be able to swing this law shit without the benefit of higher education. I might be wrong, and even if I’m not it doesnt really matter. She will either see this whole thing through or she wont, and either way it doesn’t hurt my feelings. And frankly, if her apprenticeship makes her less annoying, I’m all for it.

    • Sparky says:

      Classes in law school are taught via the Socratic method. That is how the students are taught to “think like a lawyer.” Memorizing facts about torts is one thing and surviving law school is another. (I’m a member of both the Illinois and California bars.)

    • Some chick says:

      She did have some college credits, but not a degree. (Just like me!)

      That is a requirement for the law apprenticeship in California. She was over the minimum requirement.

      There are many ways to practice law. She appears to be oriented towards advocating for fairness. Let’s not derail her train before it leaves the station, hmm?

  24. Truthiness says:

    Law is a profession that will age better than reality celebrity or whatever it is that she does. If she becomes a lawyer, could her desire to look the part stop her from swanning around in animal print onesies?

  25. Mylene says:

    Kanye & Kim are basically Kennedys now L O L

  26. Aubrey says:

    I don’t see Robert Kardashian as being a respected lawyer.

  27. kuku says:

    I think there’s nothing to laugh about her studies but what will she do when she will be a lawyer? It’s not something you can do part time, you have to work at it all of the time. Will she be willing to do that?

  28. Thissitesuckz says:

    Ugh. All of you suck. Get hobbies. I am reading this while taking a shit and realized yet again why I avoid the Celebitchy comments section. You bring women down. This site brings women down.

    #NeverAgain

  29. ChiaMom says:

    Yay for her studying but she’s still a culture vulture deplorable – that’s part of their brand now can’t back away from it KK we all sawcyour selfie with the man … actions- when we see them, we’ll see .flint still has dirty water put their money where their moufs are