revealed that she did not pass the "baby bar" on her first attempt and told her sisters that she is reconsidering continuing her path to becoming a lawyer.
In a clip from this week's episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians
" shared by E! Online, the KKW Beauty founder explained the test: "If you're doing law school the way I'm doing it, it's a four-year program instead of your typical three-year program, and after year one, you have to take the baby bar, which I hear is harder than the official bar."
Kardashian's mentor, attorney Jessica Jackson
, stated that she needed a 560 on the first-year law student exam to pass; Kardashian received a 474.
“I am a failure. I studied for six weeks straight, 10 to 12 hours a day, and it was so important for me to take this,” Kardashian says on the show, “and not passing gets your spirit down and makes you want to give up.”
Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian have expressed their support for Kim, with the former stating that their late father, attorney Robert Kardashian, "would be really proud of you regardless, just the fact that you're pursuing this."
Kim expresses her dissatisfaction with the fact that she "spent all that time away from my kids" and still did not pass.
“Like, I can't do it again. I don't have time. The next test is in November, and I'm filming the ending of our show, which will be so emotional. I have every birthday under the sun, you know, it's my birthday — my 40th — I planned this whole trip and it's too late to cancel. And if I fail again, it's like, what's the point?” she explained to her sisters.
Kim asks if she should schedule a follow-up exam for June 2021.
“I don’t want to wait another year for school, because I feel like I just got to the point where I almost knew everything,” she says, before adding, “I don’t know, I really need to think about it.”
Kim revealed to Vogue in April
2019 that she was completing a four-year apprenticeship at a law firm in San Francisco
and planned to take the bar exam in 2022.
Her desire to do so stemmed from her interest in the case of Alice Johnson, a grandmother who was sentenced to life in prison for a first-time nonviolent drug offense. Kardashian met with then-President Donald Trump
in 2018 to advocate for clemency for Johnson, prompting Trump to grant Johnson a commutation. Johnson was fully pardoned two years later, in 2020.
“The White House
called me to advise to help change the clemency system,” Kardashian told Vogue in 2019. “And I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people
, and I just sat there, like, Oh, shit. I need to know more.”