Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has revealed that she has been secretly studying law and intends to take the bar exam in 2022. The mother of three is still currently appearing in Keeping Up with the Kardashians but said her interest in law began during her involvement with the Alice Marie Johnson case where she was called in by the White House, with her team of attorneys to plea for Johnson’s release. In an interview with Vogue, she said the experience left her feeling that she could do more if only she knew more, “I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it”.
Kardashian West has no plans to enrol in a law school but is able to complete a four year apprenticeship at a law firm in San Francisco. Under Californian law she is required to submit semi-annual progress reports, undergo intensive study and take the notorious First Year law exam. The decision has raised some eyebrows and not just because the whole thing sounds like a crazy rumour. During her interview with Vogue, Kardashian West mentioned that she used to love to read her father ‘OJ evidence books’ and that she was really into the forensics. Her father was famously the lawyer who defended his friend OJ Simpson, who was on trial for killing Kim’s mother’s best friend, Nicole Brown Simpson. Kim is OJ’s goddaughter. While it is pleasantly surprising that she wants to use her celebrity for a good cause, the nonchalance with which she treats her connections and history to the legal profession is more than a little disturbing.
A Royal Visit
They may be young and hip, but Prince Harry and Megan Markle are still beholden to their traditional royal duties. Following in the footsteps of royals before them the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are intending to take a trip to Africa just months after their baby is born. While the big date has not yet been exactly announced, the trip is rumoured to be for two weeks in October, which puts the suspected birth date around April or May. The trip is in response to a request from governments who hope the visit will put a spotlight on youth empowerment, education and conservation in the regions. It marks a definitive move from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to be seen as working royals who retain an interest in the outside world. Already known as the couple who enjoy breaking away from the stiff traditions of Buckingham Palace, this latest tour suggests that the murmurs that they intend to move to the continent are true.