Kim Kardashian shrugs off critics, reveals law school progress

Lawrence Kim
January 19, 2020

In an interview with Vogue last year, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star revealed that she chose to begin a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco - with the goal of taking the bar in 2022 - in hopes of making an impact on the criminal reform system. She is aiming to take the bar exam in 2022. "There's obviously times where I'm overwhelmed and stressed and feel like I have a lot on my plate". "I have four black children", she explained, noting that injustices in the criminal justice system affect her kids and her kids' friends, and if she's able to fix a broken system for them and other kids like them, she'll do everything she can.

Oxygen's two-hour documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project shows how Kardashian West began her journey of campaigning for criminal justice reform and helping to convince the White House to grant Alice Marie Johnson clemency in June 2018.

It features four cases, including a sex trafficking victim and a woman who murdered the family member who molested her. "I really was not aware of so much that goes on for so long. And then hopefully they can help with changing some actual laws that really do have to be changed".

Vince DiPersio, an executive producer of "The Justice Project", said West was taking on a "fair amount of risk" by advocating for the release of prisoners.

According to USA Today, she told reporters: 'Every case that I choose is really personal to me and a lot of the time it's from a letter I receive from someone on the inside that just really touches my heart and something that know moves me'. "God forbid someone gets out and does something awful, but Kim is willing to take that risk", he said.

Kardashian West said that no one she's helped has tried to exploit her entertainment industry ties for additional assistance. At the same time, the 39-year-old reality star and beauty and fashion mogul refers them to organizations that help them find jobs. However, I really genuinely just stay focused on cases and people and am extremely compassionate'.

She said: 'It can be exhausting, frustrating, but I know that we can make a difference, and so all the criticism in the world will not deter me from what I want to do. "People deserve a second chance".

The documentary will also follow Kardashian West as she uncovers a deeper understanding of mandatory sentencing, the damaging problems of mass incarceration and the importance of educational programs and rehabilitation efforts for a successful re-entry into society.

"I had to think long and hard about this", she said of her decision, explaining that she eventually chose to embark on the journey after "seeing a really good result" with Johnson.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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