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Kim Kardashian interning to become lawyer

NEW YORK : Kim Kardashian is studying law and hopes to pass her California bar exam by 2022, Vogue magazine reported on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old US reality star has been interning at a California law firm since last year. She was inspired to study law after successfully petitioning US President Donald Trump last year to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother, who had served nearly 22 years of a life sentence for cocaine trafficking.

A week after meeting with Kardashian, Mr Trump pardoned Ms Johnson in June last year.

Kardashian told Vogue: "I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society.

"The system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more."

Her father Robert was an attorney who helped defend O.J. Simpson in his murder trial.

Admission to law school in the US usually requires a bachelor's degree. However, Kardashian never graduated from college. But some states, including California, do allow would-be attorneys to intern in a law firm for four years before taking the bar exam. - AFP

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