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Kim Kardashian Saying She's Studying To Be A Lawyer Has Sparked A Huge Debate On Twitter

"[You're] revealing that you don't think a woman with a public sexual identity can be smart or care about justice."

If you've used the internet in the last couple of days, you must've heard the news that Kim Kardashian West is currently studying to become a criminal lawyer. I'm not kidding, bible.

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Yep, gracing the cover of Vogue, Kim said in the accompanying interview: "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, and if I knew more, I could do more."

According to the interview, Kim made the decision last summer to begin a four-year law apprenticeship, and she plans to take the bar exam in 2022.

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California is one of only four states (California, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington) where you don't need a law degree in order to take the bar exam. Instead, you can enter into an apprenticeship. In California, this is called the "Law Office Study Program". Requirements to become a lawyer in California without a degree include "[sitting] in a practicing attorney’s office for 18 hours per week for a period of four continuous years".

As you can probably imagine, the news raised some eyebrows online. Tweets immediately flooded the internet, with jokes quickly gaining thousands of likes.


Many of the tweets imagined what Kim would be like as a lawyer. I guess you could say they weren't exactly favourable, using Keeping Up With The Kardashians footage to make memes.

And the jokes just kept on coming.


Others, meanwhile, called out Kim's privilege.

However, people soon jumped to Kim's defence, claiming that people should give her some credit for actually wanting to do something good.


Others accused people of thinking that "a woman with a public sexual identity" couldn't be smart or care about justice.

They also noted that Kim couldn't win, regardless of what she decides to do.

You can read the full Vogue interview here. BuzzFeed has reached out to reps of Kim for comment.

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