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‘Never underestimate Kim Kardashian’, says lawyer helping star realise legal dream

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Human rights specialist Jessica Jackson dishes the goss

Kim Kardashian broke the internet when she revealed last month she is studying to become a lawyer. Now, one of her attorney mentors, Jessica Jackson, has opened up about what it’s like training up the media mogul.

To some it would seem a rather unlikely pairing: Jackson, a human rights attorney and co-founder of #Cut50, an organisation fighting to end mass incarceration, and Kim Kardashian, reality TV star, social media sensation and global beauty icon whose rise to fame is perhaps better left unsaid.

Yet, the two have come together; notably through Jackson’s involvement in criminal justice reform and her reaching out to Kim K to bring a dash of celebrity to the case to free 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson from a life behind bars after a first-time, non-violent drug offence (a union that resulted in Kardashian meeting with President Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform). She’s also the lawyer tasked with helping Kardashian realise her lawyer dream — and one Jackson says shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Dishing out the goss to US women’s lifestyle and entertainment site Refinery29, Jackson said:

“I would say never underestimate Kim Kardashian West… In all her business ventures, she has been successful. I have no reason to believe her commitment to criminal justice reform will be any different. Ms. Alice’s story awakened something in her — something that resonates with her father’s career as a lawyer.”

Indeed, Kimmie’s lawyerly ambitions haven’t materialised out of thin air. Her late father, Robert Kardashian, was a US defence lawyer who famously worked on OJ Simpson’s murder trial.

Elsewhere, Jackson discusses the first-year law student’s work with the #Cut50 team. “Kim cares deeply about people who are negatively impacted by incarceration. She has spent time with us meeting with people living inside prisons, meeting with formerly incarcerated people, crafting policy, and working on individual cases, while also learning more about the law. I’m proud of the work she’s doing.”

The 38-year-old socialite of Keeping up with the Kardashians fame confirmed she had begun a four-year legal apprenticeship with an unnamed law firm in San Fran last summer, with a view to sitting the California bar exam in 2022 in May’s issue of Vogue. Despite not possessing a university degree, Kardashian’s path into law is possible because California is one of a number of US states that allow aspiring lawyers to sit their final bar exams without a law degree.

It seems the help of Jackson and her other mentor, Erin Haney, both of whom were pictured alongside Kardashian in a snap posted to the glamorous star’s Instagram account where she has over 136 million followers, appears to have helped. The mother-of-three (soon to be four) sat her first of three exams last month and tweeted, “Aced my test btw ⚖️✏️📚”.

This follows Kim K’s sister and fellow reality TV star, Kourtney Kardashian, revealing to host Ellen DeGeneres on Monday’s episode of the popular day-time TV show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, that Kimmie has already begun laying down the law on her famous siblings.

“Everything is such a liability… When we were at one of our Sunday services that Kanye [Kim’s husband] throws … they used to be indoors … and she’s like ‘Oh my gosh this is such a liability’. She just knows all these laws now… it’s annoying,” she told DeGeneres.

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19 Comments

JDP

SOMEBODY…*strained grunt*…HIRE HER GODDAMMIT!!!!!!

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Literally Everyone

Jesus Christ please stop writing articles about Kardashian.

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Anonymous

Yes, don’t you know that Eve Cornwell has a new video out!!

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Anonymous

Is it me or is she very hyperactive and borderline arrogant? Her videos state “from student to associate”. What happened to the trainee solicitor part? Factually incorrect.

She also claims the money she makes from her YouTube videos go towards her food costs. I find this hard to believe considering Linklaters offer their future trainees a £10,000 LPC maintenance grant. She is therefore hardly poor and her claim is unjustified.

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Anonymous

Thought her videos were copyright claimed due to use of music.

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Anonymous

please elaborate

Wills Library Streaker

Not to mention the sponcon she has started to do.

Eve is thinking about dropping out of her training contract to be a full time influencer. She needs the money to repay Linklaters

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Kronos

Can’t believe Legal Cheek missed the top, top legal celebrity new this week.

GAME OF THRONES SPOILER: The Night King was revealed to be a Greenberg Glusker LLP trainee who, despite the firm’s legendary 206% retention rate, did not make the cut. We just couldn’t offer him a secondment to our Meereen office (cyclical economy – all the Free Cities are the same really) and he never got over it.

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Anonymous

Too bored to even read the whole thing.

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Anonymint

I appreciate the GG banter

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Meme Police

Will this Greenberg Glusker banter ever end? Even the Corbin bot is less annoying.

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Anonymous

I’m with the GG posts in that comparison.

At least there’s some humour and the occasional pun with Kronos. The Corbyn retard is as funny as colorectal cancer.

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Anonymous

I like to celebrate. Bit of champagne, bit of good vibes music, bit of fancy tiger prawns and other nibbles, bit of coke out on the counter for afterwards. If successful, then celebrate.

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Anonymous

Brothers! Sisters!

We need social solutions to climate chaos!

Jeremy Corbyn will tax cars and flights at 150% to ensure that carbon emissions are cut!!

No one will emit carbon beyond a ration again!

No one will be able to afford to fly!

Solidarity with the poor – stop flights now!!!

FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW

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Anonymous

Agreed brother!

Holidays at Blackpool for all!

Developed societies massively over emit carbon!

We need to live in harmony with nature!

STOP ALL FLIGHTS NOW!!

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Diane Abbott

I don’t see why she needs to be a lawyer to effect criminal justice reform. She has enough star power to appeal to the executive and legislature to make change, which is what she did with Trump. She’s doing this purely to serve herself and her brand, which she has at least been consistent with.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

So many legal topics to write about and you choose this crap? Oh wait… this is legal cheek, what did I expect?

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Linda Lu the Photoshop Extradonaire

I hate her because she has more followers than me.

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