Kim Kardashian says she’s going to do a vac scheme

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Plans to follow in lawyer dad’s footsteps when schedule slows down

Kim Kardashian has revealed she plans to do a legal internship when her busy schedule slows down.

The revelation was made during a conversation between the 37-year-old businesswoman and her lawyer, Michael Kump, who is an intellectual property and entertainment specialist at Los Angeles-based outfit KWIKA. During this Snapchat-shared chat, he tells Kardashian:

“Kim, I’ve been doing this for 35 years and I said you missed your calling. You really should be a lawyer. That’s what you need to be. You’ve got the perfect instincts, you’ve got great judgement… Will you please join my law firm?”

Lapping up the praise, Kardashian name checks two other KWIKA partners when she replies:

“I’ll just be an intern! When things slow down, all I want to do is be an intern on a really exciting Howard Weitzman/Shawn Holley case.”

(An interesting titbit: Weitzman’s clientele includes OJ Simpson, who was represented by Kardashian’s father, Robert Kardashian, in the infamous Nicole Brown/Ron Goldman murder trial.)

Readers assuming Kardashian’s intern comment is just a throwaway should consult an earlier confession made by the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star. Last year, the mother-of-two said:

“If things slow down and I had time, I really want to go to law school — just something I can do in my older age.”

The hitch lies in Kardashian’s lack of university education: in the United States a degree is required before you can enrol at law school.

However, that isn’t necessarily the case in the United Kingdom, where the legal apprenticeship route to qualification is growing. Perhaps this goes some way to explaining why media mogul Kardashian was apparently keen to score a mini-pupillage at London human rights set Doughty Street, courtesy of its most famous tenant, Amal Clooney.

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Speaking of whom, while Kardashian’s Snapchat story implies a move from TV set to courtroom floor, Clooney may soon be enjoying a career change of her own.

Grazia reports that the human rights barrister’s husband, George, has lost his filmmaking touch of late and may reinvent himself as, well, the US President. Weirder things have happened, I suppose.

Is George’s marriage to his lawyer wife evidence of this? The weekly magazine reports John Vigna, communications director for the California Democratic Party, as saying of the pair’s relationship: “[It] seems like it’s been negotiated ahead of time, like a public relations move.”

While Clooney is described later on in the piece as her hubby’s “secret weapon”, political campaigner Jocelyn Wallace takes a different stance and thinks the mother-of-twins’ legal career “could be used against” Clooney and her husband. Former Sullivan & Cromwell lawyer Clooney has represented controversial figures, like Julian Assange. Shame: First Lady Amal Clooney has quite the ring to it.

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