Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Pursuit of knowledge has no barrier of age, achievements or stadium. It a hunger that, if not satisfied, could leave a yawning vacuum in the carrier. Result: Complex! Perhaps, it is for this reason that Kim Kardashian, the reality TV star, has revealed she has begun a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in the US, with hopes of becoming a lawyer in 2022. The reality TV star says she made the decision to, as BBC reported, pursue a legal career in 2018.
Last year, she met with President Donald Trump and successfully campaigned to have 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson released from jail. She says her experiences at The White House inspired her decision.
“The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” she tells Vogue magazine in a new interview.
Clemency is when someone is pardoned from a crime they are accused of having committed and it is declared that they are not guilty.
In America, the President can grant clemency to anyone convicted under federal law.
“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 – I need to know more,” Kim says.
“I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case.”
Alice Marie Johnson was released from jail after intervention from Kim. Kim says choosing to pick up a new career was something she had to think “long and hard” about but that she knew she always wanted to “do more”.
“It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” she says.
“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.”