Kim Kardashian finally passed the California Baby Bar exam on her fourth try


Sometimes, I enjoy how stupidly excessive Kim Kardashian is. She just hit a major milestone in her life and her first instinct was to style herself in Balenciaga (I think?) and grab her crew for a photoshoot in her bathroom, documenting the moment for her social media. She’s insane. Kim posted these photos in celebration of the fact that she has passed California’s “baby bar exam,” the exam California law students need to pass to merely continue with their legal studies, especially if you’re following Kim’s path of “reading the law” rather than going to law school. Kim flunked the baby bar three times in two years. I honestly thought she had quietly given up her law school dream, but no. The fourth time was the charm and she finally passed. From her Instagram:


Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection.

For anyone who doesn’t know my law school journey, know this wasn’t easy or handed to me.

I failed this exam 3 times in 2 years, but I got back up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did it!!! (I did have COVID on the 3rd try w a 104 fever but I’m not making excuses😉)

In California, the way I’m studying law you need to take 2 bar exams, this was just the first one but with the harder pass rate. I was told by top lawyers that this was a close to impossible journey and harder than the traditional law school route but it was my only option and it feels so so sooooo good to be here and on my way to achieving my goals.

A big thank you to @vanjones68 who talked me into going to law school in the first place before introducing me to @jessicajackson and @edyhaney who have brought me along to watch their every move in the court room. I respect them so much and appreciate you both for letting me tag along and ask all of the little questions along the way.

And Bar Bri Law School bar prep- I couldn’t have done it without you guys! Setting me up with professors @sam.arlen.farkas and @chuckshonholtz changed my life. Thank you guys for putting in the hours and teaching me everything I needed to know! 10 hour days, daily 4 hour zooms, our in person practice tests week after week. We did it!

I know my dad would be so proud and he would actually be so shocked to know that this is my path now but he would have been my best study partner. I am told he was notorious for making fun of people who didn’t pass on their first attempt like he did, but he would have been my biggest cheerleader!

Bottom line is don’t ever give up even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it!!!!! Set your mind to it and get it done because it feels soooooo good once you get to the other side!

[From Kim’s Instagram]

When Kim announced (in Vogue), years ago, that she was attempting this “reading the law” thing, I was actually happy for her and pleased about the message she was sending. Anyone can go back to school, anyone can try to improve themselves with education, and education doesn’t stop when you graduate from high school or college. I liked the message Kim was sending about her own self-improvement and goals. Kim had to eat sh-t when she flunked this exam three times. It was a wake-up call for her, because (I think) she believed it would be more of a breeze, or that she would naturally be great at everything. I’m pleased that she didn’t give up and that she kept trying. Congrats to her.


Photos courtesy of Kim’s Instagram.

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  1. HeatherC says:

    Good for her. It’s a good example to set: keep trying. And it has nothing to do with looks, clothes, appearances, and plastic surgery.


    Top lawyers told her this was harder than the law school route? Not sure what they meant by that because it is most certainly not harder than law school. Glad she’s accomplishing what she wants to, even if she’s taking short cuts aided by her insane privilege.

    • STRIPE says:

      Yeah I wondered about this too.

      Maybe they meant this one test is almost impossible to pass, so a higher percentage of people pass law school than this test? That’s the only think I can think.

    • ME says:

      Congrats to her…but sorry what she did is not something anyone can do. We don’t all have the money to hire actual attorney’s to study with us and spoon feed us exactly what we need to know to pass. We don’t all have a private jet to fly to San Francisco to do “hours” at a Law Firm willing to give you the hours you need. We don’t all have nannies, chefs, maids, and assistants to do everything for us so we can concentrate on studying and not have to work. Normally you’re only given 3 chances to pass, but because of the pandemic they gave people 4. She got to do the tests at home too. All this helped her. The thing that bothers me the most is that she is claiming she took the “harder route”. Is she kidding me? Sorry but it’s hard to like this girl when she is so tone def.

      • LightPurple says:

        I taught high school at a very low-paying private school, worked a second job to supplement that income, and went to law school at night for four years. My only social life for four years was the trip to the bar next door with my classmates when our classes got out on Friday nights at 10 PM, my nightly walk to the subway with 3 other classmates, and my weekend study groups. I saw very few movies at that time, have no idea what music was released, and lost a relationship with a good man halfway through because he, understandably, couldn’t continue putting his life on hold for someone he rarely got to see or even talk to. There were people in my class who had it much, much tougher than I did, No, she did not choose the “harder route” and she is nowhere near complete.

      • ME says:

        @ LightPurple

        I hope all your hard work and sacrifice paid off. Good for you! So you mean you didn’t rent an entire island for your Bday while studying for the Baby Bar? You didn’t go on 10 vacations a year, or attend many parties? You sure you had it harder than Kim lol? Surely you had hired help so you could focus just on your studies right? Come on Kim had it soooo much harder !

      • Emmitt says:

        If she was spoon fed the information she would’ve passed it on the first try.

      • ME says:

        @ Emmitt

        It would have looked too suspicious if she had passed the first time lol ! She was actually spoon fed what she needed to know. That’s why she hired actual top notch lawyers to help her study. Come on now. Kim’s problem was she thought it was going to be easy and maybe didn’t make the effort to memorize exactly what she needed to know. They could not have made it any easier for her. She finally buckled down it seems…or who knows what happened, but she claims to have passed it so I guess we should believe her.

      • Snappyfish says:

        @me…well said. She applied to read the law I. December 2018. You are suppose to spend 18 hours a week for 4 years in the sponsoring lawyers office before you can even take the baby bar. In math world we can all see how corners have been cut. This whole drives me nuts but good for her for finally passing a test she took 4 times

      • ME says:


        This exactly. Finally someone who gets it. She was given special treatment the rest of us would never get. I believe anyone could pass given the help she got…even Khloe or Kourtney (had they wanted to). In the real world, if Kim was just a normal person, she would have had a much harder go at this. She is lucky. It’s good she passed, but the way people are putting her on a pedestal as if she overcame so much hardship to get there is laughable. OMG she’s a single working mother who accomplished so much ! Yeah ok.

      • Smalltowngirl says:

        I googled it and the baby bar has been a 22% and 29% pass rate. So good for her for persevering and to keep trying, it sounds like it really is a killer test.

    • Mike says:

      The California Baby Bar is notoriously difficult. Because these are non traditional law students the state makes them jump through a lot of hoops

      • janey janey says:

        This. This bar is insanely difficult. Most law students would fail, fwiw.

        I think she’ll probably coast through the real bar. Seriously.

      • Flffgrrrlr says:

        Just curious – what are the different routes available? I’m a Brit and not familiar with the system. Is it that if you don’t have a law degree you can essentially convert with the baby bar exam plus some practice experience?

      • Songs (Or it didnt happen) says:

        FLFFGRRRLR, in California, you can not attend law school and instead become what is essentially an apprentice, where you are are required to work so many hours with a lawyer per week. If you go that route, because you were not being regularly tested on material like you would be in law school, you have to pass an exam at some point in order to continue your studies. That’s what the ‘baby bar’ is. Only if you pass can you continue with your apprenticeship and then ultimately take the real bar exam, along with all the traditional law school students.

      • Flffgrrrlr says:

        Thanks! Very interesting.

      • Linda says:

        umm, the “baby bar” is hard. But not nearly as hard as the bar and is only on 3 topics versus 15 for the full bar so the person that thinks she will coast through this is wrong and this has actually been shown. Cohorts of those that passed the baby bar have been shown to have a much lower pass rate on the California bar compared to those from accreditated law schools. The baby bar is meant to be taken after the first year of nontraditional or unaccredited law school so they can receive credit for their studies and continue on. It took her a long time to pass and she was unable to move on with her studies until she passed. So she has been stucked in basically year one of law studies. I thought you only had 3 chances but I guess that changed.

      • Kirstin T says:

        Passing the BABY Bar is equivalent to passing the 1st year of law school. It’s one thing to take the actual California Bar Exam multiple times (which is a notoriously difficult exam even for licensed attorneys from other states (22% passage rate for the Attorneys Exam); it’s another to take an exam 4 times just to prove that you can pass the 1st year of law school. When you have been given the privileges and short-cuts that she has and it still takes her that long to prove she can pass 1/3 of law school, I think it’s time to sit down and decide what she really wants and what she is willing to give up to get it.

      • Snappyfish says:

        The baby bar is the equivalent of the LSAT. The exam you must take to get into Law School. The pass rate is low because those taking it are usually those without a college degree. The time for the entirety of a CA apprenticeship is 14 years.

    • Lemons says:

      In some ways, this is harder. Law school is a structured way in which one learns the law and perhaps how to practice the law. Learning this traditional way is so preferred over self-learning or apprenticing that this baby bar exam/pathway seems fairly rare and the success rate is likely pretty low comparatively.

      I think it’s disingenuous for some to say that it is not more difficult than law school or that their law school experience was more difficult. You’re not understanding what her lawyers rightfully told her: She was unlikely to succeed given her situation.

  3. Emma says:

    She spent how much money on those tutors? I mean let’s not pretend this was her ability or hard work.

    • ME says:

      Does anyone know how they stopped people from cheating? They were allowed to do the test at home in front of a computer. You were being recorded while taking the test but were allowed bathroom breaks. So couldn’t someone just keep their study notes in the bathroom? I’m not saying Kim cheated, I’m just wondering how this worked.

      • Calypso says:

        Cheating has basically skyrocketed during the pandemic, it’s become essentially impossible to monitor. Teachers are allowing any leeway possible (open book, multiple attempts, revisiting lectures) and students are STILL cheating. Part of me thinks we need to revisit how we evaluate how much people have learned and we need to move away from exam-based barriers.

        Med Schools in America have removed Step 2 (a 2-day clinical knowledge license exam), Step 1 has become pass/fail, and honestly some med schools are considering removing grades entirely.

        We are very likely living through a shift in education.

      • ME says:

        @ Calypso

        Wow, not sure how I feel about that !

      • teecee says:

        I took the GMAT during the pandemic, monitored via a similar (if not the same system) and you were NOT allowed to take bathroom breaks during the test. There was a designated bathroom period, after which you had to show the camera around all four walls of the room, including under desks and beds, and your ears and face had to be visible to show that you weren’t being fed the answers from someone else. You event had to use your phone camera to show your computer screen wasn’t being mirrored, then put your phone far away but within view of the camera to prove you weren’t using IT either.

        I know people don’t like this woman but exams like the bar exam/medical boards/GMAT/etc are not like your school or college zoom tests. It is not easy to cheat on them, and she probably didn’t.

      • Antonym says:

        Remote bar exams have incredibly strict measures to prevent cheating. You have to start by slowly panning your computer’s camera to capture the whole room before you start. Then during the exam you are not allowed ANY paper, and if you look away from your computer (for example if you look up when you’re thinking) you’re assumed to be cheating.

        A lot of people have had their scores tossed and been hit with character and fitness issues that can plague them for years simply bc they looked away. I just took the bar in July (older than Kim, and went the traditional school route after finally getting my undergrad). Even though I was concerned about COVID, I registered to take the exam where it would be in person. The extra stress, strict measures, and technical issues were not something I wanted to add to an already stressful time.

        Long story short: she didn’t cheat.

    • Tanya says:

      That’s really uncharitable. I’ve tutored SAT; no matter how much money they pay me, they’re still the ones who have to Do the Thing, and I’ve seen lots of kids make up in effort what they lack in natural ability. The ones who don’t work hard don’t improve.

    • Calypso says:

      I agree that her privilege has afforded a lot that most people can never dream of.

      I don’t know if she’s gotten to me with good PR, but I do sometimes feel that Kim has better work ethic than other celebrities? Is this all PR or is this real? I remember her admonishing Kylie for her shitty work ethic and Kim talking about how important it was to be prepared, on time, do your research, and actually work. Also, the fact that she took this 4 times and even wants to be a lawyer at all indicates, to me, a decent work ethic. She’s rich enough to be idle forever, or pursue opportunities that would be significantly easier (you know… her makeup line, her perfume line, throwing her money at other similar ventures), but she’s going for something more substantial.

      I dunno, the bar is on the floor but I think she is putting her money where her mouth is more than a lot of other “activist” celebrities.

      • pk says:

        It’s good PR. Khloe and Kourt admitted years ago that Kim would pretend she ran their Dash store but in reality she was never there and rarely showed up. She shows up near the finish line and takes credit for the work of others, including her social reform work and her fashion/beauty line.

      • Calypso says:

        Drat, fooled by the PR!! I should’ve known…

  4. Normades says:


    Completely unrelated, but is she going less heavy on the Botox/fillers or am I just getting used to her face? She’s been looking the best she’s had in years. Less bratz doll and more natural imo. Or maybe I need glasses?

    • AppleCart says:

      I think the pandemic has finally taken us away from the heavy makeup and contouring and she is just more natural with her makeup. And to find out her makeup artist never intended the dark contouring to be used in real life it was only for insta pictures. But people walk around with carved faces is a bit bizarre.

      • ME says:

        Have you noticed her hips and butt look smaller? She might have had lipo and is distracting us by having us focus on her “natural face”. She normally goes blonde after getting work done as a distraction, but maybe she’s trying something different this time.

    • MY3CENTS says:

      Maybe she switched to baby botox??

  5. LOL says:

    Good for her for not giving up.

  6. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    you know, when I passed my Medical Office Specialist course (at the dawn of creation according to my kids) we celebrated by going to Peso’s (local Mexican food restaurant) and then I went to Half Priced Books and came out with 2 bags of books. No fancy outfit, no team of people taking pictures of me in a bathroom, etc…
    but anyway congratulations to KK. I have read here and heard from others that even passing the baby bar is difficult so good for her.

  7. STRIPE says:

    No snark here – if she wants to use her enormous platform and time and money to help move forward prison reform, I’m happy for her and hopefully she is able to make some real change.

    • lassie says:

      But I wonder if her platform is going to follow her if she does this? They want her to be extra and see the diet tea and the make up and plastic surgery. They live vicariously through her excesses; are they willing to do the jump to prison reform and other unglamorous causes?

      • STRIPE says:

        Fair question. But, I underestimated her before – thinking the Anna Wintour’s of the world would never take her seriously, and look at her now…

        Who’s to say she wont figure out a way to move into serious lawyer territory? Even if her Insta followers don’t follow her to prison reform, she is a household name with a lot of money – I bet she can make some moves.

  8. Cherriepie84 says:

    Congrats to her its a good message that she did not give up.

  9. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Good for her, regardless of her privilege, tutors, etc. I was privileged to go to a Tier 1 law school, to be able to pay for bar study courses & to be able to study without having to hold down a job. I can acknowledge my privilege & still be proud of my accomplishments. So congrats to Kim.

    On a superficial note, I really can’t believe people are still doing those legging-shoe things? I feel like we’re several years into what was a bizarre trend the first time it appeared on a runway.

  10. Bettyrose says:

    Gawd help us if she becomes a lawyer.

    • AppleCart says:

      She isn’t going to be a practicing attorney. She wants to be able to sit in on a meeting and be able to better understand the legal language used and be more effective to help people.

      • bettyrose says:

        That’s an interesting take. Who is she planning to help? She’s a billionaire. She could choose just one issue, devote herself to it, and make a huge difference in this world. But she’s not a person of substance? She has on occasion spoken up in regards to very high profile cases, but she’s also married to a right-wing nutcase. I strongly doubt her commitment to or even awareness of social justice. She’s doing this because she’s insecure about how uneducated she is and wants to prove a point, not help people. (If she proves me wrong, I’ll admit to it, and gleefully so).

      • Lemons says:

        @bettyrose, she’s actually given her voice to a few clemency cases. I imagine that she does more outside of those high profile cases, but it’s interesting to see her take on these issues. More celebrities should.

  11. Amy Bee says:

    There should be no shame in failing an exam. Good for her for passing, a lot of people would have given up after the first attempt.

    • AppleCart says:

      It took JFK Jr. 3x to pass the NY State Bar exam.

      • LightPurple says:

        Jackie’s mother died 2 days before he took the first one. They tell you not to sit for the exam if you have had a recent serious loss and you shouldn’t expect to pass if you do, because you won’t pass. The second failure was all on him because he was too busy partying but that first one was excusable.

  12. LMG says:

    I admire her for talking about her failure before she was able to find success. We need more of that. Honestly, good for her.

  13. pyritedigger says:

    She has all the money in the world to make her dreams come true or whatever. But good for her.

    I’ll also say she is absolutely rocking that outfit.

  14. AmelieOriginal says:

    She obviously had the money and connections to have the best tutors/law professors available to help her every step of the way and she acknowledges her mentors in her post. She isn’t pretending she did this all by herself. She also owns her failures too. No she doesn’t mention her army of home staff that kept her house and four kids in order and it would have been nice for her to acknowledge her super privileged status that enabled her to do this. But she’s a Kardashian so not surprising. Congrats to her and her staff that worked hard to make sure they had everything covered while she carved out time to properly devote herself to passing. She celebrated with thirst trapping in a ridiculous outfit in her bathroom, I would have celebrated by giving myself a spa day lol.

    I am curious to see what she will do with her law degree, if anything. Will she include that in other reality shows?

    • pk says:

      What law degree? She ain’t earning one. She likes to pretend she is though. She’s studying for the Bar and skipping law school therefore she will not earn a degree.

      • AppleCart says:

        Agree, she doesn’t even have a college degree. And I think a big part of this is for content for the new series. But at least she is trying to better herself and others. If CA wanted people to take the traditional educational route. They could remove this short cut.

      • AmelieOriginal says:

        Should have said her “law credentials” not degree. But I realized she still has to pass the CA bar so she’s a ways off from being a lawyer.

  15. Snuffles says:

    Good for her. Although I’m confused what she can do with it. Can she practice law now? One of the few times I like her outfit. Love the color.

    • ME says:

      She has years to go yet. This was just the Baby Bar. The actual Bar will take her years to prepare for, especially since she’s not in actual Law School.

    • LightPurple says:

      She cannot practice law now. She can continue studying and, when that’s done, she can sit for the CA bar.

    • SnoodleDumpling says:

      The baby bar exams are essentially an extended vetting process that the state uses to weed out those who have taken the ‘reading the law’ route who are NOWHERE NEAR able to pass the actual state bar exam, mainly because if they did not then they would have an even more absurd number of people taking the state bar exam every year and failing miserably.

      The fact that the baby bar exams have pass rates of like, 25% to 29% is a testament to the quality of the applicants taking said exam, not to the difficulty of the exam. Most people taking the baby bar are people who can’t afford to go to a state accredited law school so they go to an unaccredited law school. It’s basically a first year final exam that determines whether or not you can go on to the second year of study. ‘Reading the law’ in the manner which Kim has chosen is very very rare these days.

  16. els says:

    No snark, good for her. She kept trying. It’s not like she’s wasting money. If you have the ressources to study, go for it

  17. FancyPants says:

    Good for her. I’m sure it was hard for her to fail so publicly, and she seems to have altruistic intentions for gaining this education. I might side-eye Kim for a lot of things, but not this.

  18. JanetDR says:

    Congratulations to Kim on her accomplishment! I hope her desire to help people with it takes her into a less frivolous stage of life. Not holding my breath, but hoping!

  19. LadySwampwitchGivsneaufux says:

    and her whitification continues;

  20. why? says:

    Translation: Kris finally succeeded in buying Kim a passing grade.

    I am not buying that she passed the exam. Either someone else took the exam for her or her mentors were sitting next to her feeding her the answers. It would be nice if the press asked when(she was being papped nonstop in October), how(was she allowed to use her book and notes and copy and paste answers), and where(hotel, home, testing center)the exam was administered the “fourth” time(if she had Covid the third time like she claims, then this is her fifth time taking the exam).

    Has anyone in the press seen the actual test results because even when announcing that she passed the exam on her fourth try, she slipped in some lies. What stands out about Kim’s tweet is that she claims that she had Covid and a fever the third time she took the exam. I thought that the storyline from their show was that she failed the second time because her son gave her and the entire family Covid last year. Wouldn’t she have taken the third exam this year? So did she have Covid in June? Or is she actually admitting that she took the exam 5 times, so it took her 3 years because the test is administered twice a year.

    • ME says:

      You’re not allowed to take the Baby Bar 5 times. You’re allowed to take it 3 times but because of the pandemic, she was given the chance to take it a 4th time. She was able to take the test at home, so I do wonder how they prevent cheating ? Also, yeah, the Kardashians lie a lot. I think she passed the Baby Bar, but I also think she had a lot of help and maybe even some special treatment. She’s a rich celeb after all.

    • A says:

      If this is the case and her grade is “bought” either bc of her money or celebrity status, then that is a massive scandal that needs to be investigated by the California bar association, or whichever entity is responsible for administering this exam and monitoring her education. Something like that questions the integrity of every lawyer who passes the bar in California, and it’s not an accusation to pass around lightly.

      • pk says:

        Nah, I don’t think she could “buy” her grade. I think most people just believe Kim got special treatment and was able to cut some corners (some people may call it cheating the system, which a lot of rich people are able to do). She was also able to have professionals tutor her and literally tell her exactly what she needs to know to pass. Her job was to memorize the bare minimum. Took her 4 tries but she did it. Now the harder part comes, doing the rest of the apprenticeship (hope they don’t let her cut corners here too) and then spending years studying for the Bar (since it took her 2 years to pass the Baby Bar, I’m assuming she’ll take even longer passing the Bar).

      • A says:

        Okay. But you didn’t say “special treatment” or that she just “cut corners” though. You said, and I quote, that “either someone else took the exam for her or her mentors were sitting next to her feeding her the answers.”

        Those two things are not even close to being the same. Getting someone to write an exam for you is not merely “rich people cutting corners”, it’s cheating plain and simple. Having your mentors sit beside you to feed you the right answers while you take the test is cheating, plain and simple. You said that is what she did. Now you’re saying, that’s not what you actually siad, what you meant is that she had tutors tell her beforehand what exactly she needs to know for the exam so she has to do the bare minimum.

        There is a big difference between your mentors feeding you the answers as you write the test, and them telling you exactly what’s on it so you only study those things, you realize that right? Those two things are not even close to being the same thing, so I really don’t have any idea how or why you’re conflating them. Hiring tutors to go over the syllabus for the exam with you so you don’t need to waste time on things you don’t need to know isn’t cheating. By that definition, scores of middle and lower-class kids in America have cheated on their SATs. So you either meant what you originally said, and are now going back on it bc you got called on it being BS, or you really don’t know what you’re trying to accuse Kim of. I’d suggest you pick a coherent stance and stick by it, lmao.

      • Nope says:

        @A, you are responding to a different person (“pk”) than the original poster (“why?”)

        So your whole “So you either meant what you originally said, and are now going back on it bc you got called on it being BS, or you really don’t know what you’re trying to accuse Kim of. I’d suggest you pick a coherent stance and stick by it, lmao.”

        is something you might like to retract.

  21. Jessica says:

    This is great. Congrats to her. 💙

  22. ElleV says:

    the amount of salt and shade in this comment thread is wild – why are people hating on this so much?

    she’s saying she passed an exam that her tutors told her would be impossible to pass after trying and failing multiple times. it’s worth celebrating and I’m glad she’s putting her wealth towards learning and growing so she can use her position to be a better advocate.

    all these comments about cheating / her breezing through because $$$ – obviously that’s not what happened otherwise she wouldn’t have failed the first two times?

    • pk says:

      Well perhaps she tried the first three times and failed, realized she won’t be able to do it without some “help”. Her fourth try was her last chance. Maybe she got desperate. She failed by a lot when she took the previous three exams. Rich people, especially rich celebs can get away with a lot. The world is unfair and I could totally believe Kim getting special treatment or maybe even cheating. I put nothing past this family of liars. If she did it on her own, then good for her, but a lot of people aren’t going to believe her claims. She has a history of lying.

      • ElleV says:

        lol that “perhaps” is doing a lot of heavy lifting

        what i’m hearing is “i don’t like her so i’m assuming she cheated until proven otherwise” which just seems wild to me – I’ll save my outrage for situations where there is some indication or proof of bad behaviour

      • pk says:

        @ ElleV

        Neither one of us knows the truth, so assuming you do is also doing the same isn’t it? She’s a known liar. I’m just saying she could have had a lot of help and probably special treatment. That isn’t far fetched to say at all. People do cheat, especially with take home exams. Maybe she did, maybe she didn’t. Only she knows.

      • Lemons says:

        @PK…what’s your point, really? You’re putting a lot of energy into this conspiracy theory when you could just say that you don’t like her and leave the mental gymnastics to another endeavor.

      • pk says:


        I was simply replying to a comment directed towards me. What’s YOUR point? Is this not a comment section on a celeb gossip site? It’s not about liking her or not. It’s about the lies. Some of us don’t drink the Kardashian Kool-Aid. Maybe use your energy for another endeavor as well.

      • ElleV says:

        I’ll leave figuring out “the truth” for the conspiracy theorists 😉

        for me, it’s enough that there is positive evidence that she has passed the baby bar and no evidence that she has cheated (a pretty serious allegation), and if you wanna pitch an alternative narrative, the burden of proof falls on you

      • Antonym says:

        She didn’t cheat. See above for my explanation of the measures they take to prevent cheating. Also, the time constraints are far too tight. Even if cheating were possible there simply isn’t time.

        Source: me and my friends who all recently took the bar in various jurisdictions. And, no, I’m not new here. I’ve been here for well over a decade. I just rarely post.

    • Meh says:

      Why don’t you google Kim Kardashian and family and see what they are made of

      • ElleV says:

        i get it – i dislike them too – i just find it weird to bend backwards to disparage and conspiracy theorize about positive/neutral stuff

      • HeatherC says:


      • A says:

        They’re terrible people who are racist, who emotionally absue their partners and have single-handedly created a set of unrealistic beauty standards that’s causing significant self-esteem issues in a generation of girls who are on social media, and that’s all true.

        But if she didn’t pass the baby bar and said she did, that is something that has major, concrete implications for her and her career. You can’t say you passed that exam when you didn’t. This isn’t Suits. That’s not how this sh-t works.

  23. Louise177 says:

    I know Kim is hated but it’s annoying how dismissive and snarky people are about the bar exam. True she can afford tutors, etc but that doesn’t change the fact she still had to study and pass. Since she is so rich and famous she didn’t need to this in the first place. People take the bar 3 4x if not more so it’s weird so many were celebrating Kim’s failure. I’m not a fan but I think she deserves some credit.

    • pk says:

      It’s also annoying how people keep giving Kim the benefit of the doubt when she’s been caught lying many many times. She won’t even admit to getting any plastic surgery done. Instead she claims she “gets up and does the work”. Ok honey. She lost credibility long ago, so excuse anyone who just doesn’t buy what she is saying. She was so eager to tell people she failed the baby bar 3 times. Now why is that? This woman never admits to shit. I just find it odd. She announced she would be studying for the Baby Bar right when that whole college admissions scandal first broke which was bad timing for her to pass so quickly right? I think anyone who had the help she did would pass at some point. Good for her, now let’s see her be honest about everything else.

      • A says:

        Why in the hell would it be bad timing for her to pass this exam so quickly after the college admissions scandal? She needs to fail to prove that celebs can fail too? Bc people will be angry if she passes too quickly bc they’ll think it was bc of her privilege? Like, how are these two things even related??

        The biggest assumptions people make with conspiracies like this is give the people behind them way too much credit for their intellect. If Kim is so stupid that she needs to cheat to win her way through, then by that logic, she’s too freaking stupid to play the sort of 3D chess you’re implying here, where she’s using the college admissions scandal to craft a better narrative for herself. You can’t have it both ways, where she’s clever enough to manipulate details like this, but too dumb to pass this exam without needing to be helped.

        And conspiracy sh-t takes away from a larger conversation about the actual privileges she does have that others don’t, such as not having to worry about childcare or funding her education and having the connections to get apprenticed with a law firm and stuff. Those are the actual factors that influenced her being able to try this many times. Why do people want to waste time on conspiracy sh-t.

  24. Monica says:

    Whether it’s Photoshop or Maybelline, I have to say she looks great.

  25. CROWHOODreturns says:

    I’m sad at the comments here. So what if she had resources others don’t have or had an easier path. She could have quite literally done none of this. Like you all hate this woman for being vapid but you hate when she does anything outside of that lane too.

    A rich, single mother of 4 who’s husband is going through a public meltdown failed on the National stage 3 times pursuing a degree that lends legitimacy to her use of her giant platform for prison reform. Yes she had nanny’s and tutors, but let’s save the outrage for real things.

    (Daughter of a judge who’s wife put him through law school while raising their young daughter *me* – so I know How hard it can be)

    • why? says:

      Kim is disliked because she exploits men with mental illnesses(leaked stories that she moved on from Kayne yet showed up at his show in a wedding gown, kept his last name, and was papped in NY with him), contributes to negative body image, accuses men who aren’t attracted to her of being gay, takes credits for other people’s works, constantly plays the victim, leaks negative stories about her exes and women who she perceives as a threat, achieves titles and awards because her mother purchases them instead of actually doing the work to earn them, misleads the press about the success of the companies that her mother operates in her name, used prison reform just so that she can get exclusive interviews to talk about herself and photo-ops in the White House, lies about everything(first it was she failed the second exam because she had Covid, but now it’s she failed the third exam because she had Covid; she tells so many lies that she can’t keep them straight), and claimed that she was studying in a bikini when the book was new and her notes were upside down.

      When Kim was papped nonstop from July to November of this year, I pointed out how the press should be weary when Kris finally decides to put out the “Kim finally passes the baby bar” stories because Kim wasn’t studying as much as she claimed. It’s also strange how Kim posted a bathroom photoshoot and 5 tweets praising herself, instead of the actual test results like people usually do.

      • Lizzie Bathory says:

        I mean, I’m an attorney & I know lots of other attorneys who have taken many different bars. Neither I nor any lawyers I know have posted “actual results” of their bar exam. Everyone just posts to social media when they’ve passed. Pre-social media, you’d just tell your friends. It’s not like anyone demands a copy the letter from the board of examiners before they congratulate you.

      • why? says:

        That’s not true. People are always posting the results of their exams on social media. She took the baby bar(at least 5 times because she is now claiming that she had Covid the third time she took the exam), not the actual bar yet.

      • Lizzie Bathory says:

        I’m just telling you it’s very normal not to post results. And *I personally* have never known attorneys to post exam results, just that they passed (or didn’t). There’s nothing suspicious about it.

      • CROWHOODreturns says:

        I’m not saying she’s a saint, but this article is about her passing the baby bar- which she did. And the comments I’m referring to are regarding that, of which many were negative.

        Also quite literally nobody posts “their results”. I’m the failure in a family of lawyers and judges- most recently my cousin shaved his beard into a mustache and posted a pic of himself saying he passed it. It was the cis guy version of couture photo shoots.

      • why? says:

        It’s amazing the depths that will people go through to normalize Kim’s bad behaviors. People do post their results and insisting that it doesn’t happen at all isn’t going to make true. The fact that Kim decided to do a bathroom photoshoot instead of posting her actual results is very suspicious, especially when she is constantly posting every detail of her life on social media.

        Kim didn’t pass the bar, she never studied as evidenced by her staged photo-ops, selfies, and interviews. Her mother has a history of buying her titles and awards that she didn’t earn. Leading up to this baby bar reveal, her mother bought the fashion icon award from WSJ magazine and PCA.

  26. MY3CENTS says:

    I’m just here to say that if she had worn the whole Elle legally blond suit I would have absolutley bowed down.

  27. serena says:

    So she had covid too?

  28. Kaye says:

    I wear a compression sleeve for lymphedema, and it’s a minor struggle to get it on every day. Looking at her skin-tight outfit gives me the willies AND claustrophobia.

  29. Legalese says:

    I don’t get all the hate. Good for her! And I say this as a 2L currently suffering through exams. Her success doesn’t diminish the hard work of anyone else, and it’s also not like she’s going to be stealing anyone’s Big Law jobs (or any job for that matter – I don’t think she really intends to practice).

  30. canichangemyname says:

    Congratulations to her, and I mean that sincerely. I find the entire family pretty much ridiculous, but I do appreciate the work she’s done in the legal field and her dedication to it. So yes, I have no doubt she was spoon-fed, and there’s no denying her obvious privilege, but if she intends to put the knowledge to good use, good for her.

  31. Jess says:

    I’m honestly delighted for her. Good for her for not giving up!!
    And to those who are like, oh she has sooo much money for private tutors… basically everyone who takes the bar studies using BarBri (it’s not some exclusive thing, though the books are expensive). No matter what she decides to do, I’m glad she’s casting a much needed light on prison reform.

  32. Watson says:

    So. Let me get this straight. People hate her when she is a do nothing insta thot, and when she actually succeeds at something intellectual people still hate her. Huh. Funny how that is.

    Maybe just say you hate her and be done with it.

    Is she problematic and privileged? Yes. But should she still be applauded for not giving up? Yes. She could have never started and bowed out but instead stuck to her own personal goals despite widespread ridicule on this site. Good for her.

  33. Likeyoucare says:

    Good for her. If she become a lawyer one day, she will receive a lot of clients and lawsuit cases just from her family alone.

    • Meh says:

      Anyone who hires her needs their head examined. She will attract the lowest of the low because of who she is.

      • A says:

        You realize there are lawyers with successful practices who defended Jeffrey Epstein, right? Like. There’s a level of disdain for her that’s understandable for what she and her family represents, but to call her the lowest of the low when people like Sidney Powell and Alan Dershowitz exist is just losing sight of the plot, if you ask me.

      • Lucille says:

        Defending Epstein doesn’t mean your a terrible lawyer. It means you’re a terrible human being but you might be a brilliant lawyer if you pulled it off.

  34. Darcy P says:

    Props on passing the bar, no matter what that is an accomplishment. Just not sure how passing that exam correlates to dressing in head-to-toe blue spandex and posing in the guest bathroom.

  35. why? says:

    Woe is Kim, how dare anyone doubt that she passed the bar on her fifth time trying(according to her tweet from today she had Covid when she took the third exam; however, the storyline for their show was that she had Covid the second time she took the exam, so she isn’t even honest about how many times she took the test), it’s not like she was papped daily when she should have been studying, right?

  36. Rosa says:

    Congratulations! She has always been a smart business woman. I admire her perseverance.

  37. Andrea says:

    Good luck passing the actual CA bar exam, Kim. Though there are a lot of sh*t lawyers out there so I guess anything is possible.

  38. LDub311 says:

    California lowered the minimum score for passing because a lot of people were failing…. scary the direction this country is heading.

  39. Bread and Cirucses says:

    It’s an accomplishment; good for her.

    I do honestly love that outfit, but I am a sucker for that shade of blue.

  40. Super Fan says:

    Honestly, gotta respect that she’s put in the time to study for her bar exam and also shown up in person to advocate for prison reform.

    She honestly doesn’t seem like a terrible human or mom to her kids.

    The bathroom photos are a little iffy, in terms of problem-solving, NGL, but she seems to be putting in the work.

  41. BeanieBean says:

    Good for her. And my goodness, that house of hers looks cold.

  42. Lucille says:

    Imagine being able to have the resources to get all the help and time in the world to do this and still needing four tries. Also she didn’t pass the bar. She passed the baby bar. There’s a reason people need to go to law school to know what they’re doing.

  43. jwoolman says:

    I doubt that Kim cheated on the exam. I think she is legitimately interested in learning enough law so she can understand the lawyers. The prisoner project seems to be a real interest of hers now, and it introduced her to people who are not in her usual circle of rich shallow thinkers. I think it awakened something real inside her.

    I wish she would take a few classes for real in law school, though. Maybe just one at a time if that’s allowed. She doesn’t need the degree and she might think passing the baby bar and the real one later will be enough for her purposes. But she would learn a lot more at a different level if she could sit in a classroom with other people dealing with the subject matter, take part in discussions with other students, and immerse herself in a law library as needed. The tutors can help her pass the exam, but she would benefit from having a real chance to hang out with people of different sorts studying for a law degree. Some may be as shallow as her old friends but others will be as interesting as the people on the prisoner project who inspired her to do this.

  44. Mimi says:

    Good for her honestly. Ppl gonna hate no matter what she does. And I’m obsessed with that blue outfit. I love that shade

  45. Hello kitty says:

    Ok I’m a lawyer and this is hilarious to me. Lawyers go to traditional law school, study eight hours a day for three months, usually via a bar prep course, take the bar once and pass. It’s considered a little embarrassing to not pass on the first try. It’s mortifying to not pass on the second try. If it takes you 3+ times to pass, you’ve become infamous and it doesn’t matter how good of any attorney you may become, it will follow you like a plague the rest of your career.

    The fact that this woman is such a vapid dimwit that she’s literally advertising her failures and admitting that she could only pass the BABY BAR on the fourth try with excessive help is hilarious to me. But sure, kudos to her for not giving up *eyeroll*

  46. Jennifer says:

    Good for her. I wouldn’t have figured she’d stick with it, what with being occupied by 4 kids + business + divorce, but she did.

    (I make no judgments since a relative of mine is still trying to pass the official bar.)

    Now where’s the post on Kim REALLY divorcing Kanye? I’m chomping at the bit to read it!