Kim Kardashian has been working hard at trying to become a lawyer for over a year now, but she just revealed that she failed her baby bar exam and, unfortunately, is no closer to getting her license to practice law. Let’s get into it.
As fans know, Kim Kardashian has been pursuing a law degree to help further her work as an advocate for criminal justice reform.
But she’s doing law school in an untraditional way. Instead of attending a formal law school program, Kim is spending four years apprenticing with a practicing lawyer for a designated amount of time each week.
And with this type of non-traditional path to a law degree, after one year as an apprentice, applicants have to take the First-Year Law Students’ Examination, AKA the “baby bar.” If they pass this exam, they are permitted to continue studying for three more years.
Well, in a new teaser for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim revealed that she, unfortunately, didn’t pass this major exam that determines whether or not she can continue pursuing her law degree. TMZ actually reported that Kim didn’t pass the “baby bar” a few months back, but this is the first time that Kim is admitting it herself. “So you guys, I did not pass the baby bar.”
Kim discussed how challenging the exam was and how close she got to a passing score. “This one is actually harder I hear than the official bar. You needed a 560, you got a 474 that’s extremely close on a test.”
And Kim also revealed that after spending so much time studying, failing this exam took a toll on her spirits. “I am a failure, you’re not a failure Kim. I spent 6 weeks straight, 10 to 12 hours a day studying and it was so important for me to take this and to not pass gets your spirit down.”
And she added that the most upsetting part of failing and needing to take the exam over again needs to spend so much time away from her kids again to study. “The fact that I spent all that time away from my kids, I can’t do it again, I don’t have time.”
But Kim’s sisters Kourtney and Khloe were there to show her support at this moment and rallied around her efforts. “I didn’t fail by that much. I feel like dad would be really proud of you regardless, just the fact that you’re pursuing this. I think it’s highly respectable what you’re doing.”
And as Kim tried to figure out when she could take the exam again, she realized she might be pushed back an entire year as the exam is only given a couple of times a year, and she had filming and family obligations. “I don’t want to wait another year to go by for school. I feel like I just got to the end where I almost knew everything so you feel like you’re already there, stay in this headspace, I could try.” It’s unclear exactly where Kim landed on her decision of when to retake the baby bar exam, but this episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians was filmed months ago.
It’s possible that Kim has either already retaken the exam or is gearing up to retake the test next month. She did post this photo in April, revealing that she was studying, and that could definitely mean she’s taking the test again in June.
We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything else and if Kim gets any closer to becoming a licensed lawyer. For now, if you want more on Kim and what her rumored romance Van Jones had to say about her future as a lawyer, stick around for more thrilling news. Also, let us know what you think of Kim failing the baby bar exam in the comments below.