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:
OMFGGGG I PASSED THE BABY BAR EXAM!!!!
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!
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.