Kim Kardashian Lets Everyone Know Sad News About Her Future As A Lawyer

Kim Kardashian's new BFF and rumored boyfriend Van Jones recently gushed about how well she's doing in her efforts to become a lawyer. 

The reality star announced her plans to take the bar exam in a 2019 interview with Vogue and, in the time since, she's done everything possible to make it happen, frequently studying morning, noon and night, even when it leaves the working mother completely exhausted and away from her four children. In the face of harsh criticism of the starlet, Jones has consistently argued Kardashian is simply following in her father, legendary attorney Robert Kardashian's footsteps. 

As People reports, during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the CNN anchor and lawyer sang the SKIMS founder's praises, proclaiming she's going to make an "unbelievable attorney." As far as Jones is concerned, Kardashian has already proven herself with staunch, unwavering support for prison reform, which took the duo to the White House in 2018. "It's embarrassing to go into a meeting with Kim Kardashian, you're the attorney and she's not and she knows more than you by far, and that happens all the time," quipped the CNN host. Unfortunately, it looks like Kardashian is facing a major setback in her path to the bar. 

Kim apparently feels like a failure for this reason

Fans of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" will recall watching Kim Kardashian cram for the so-called "baby bar," which is essentially a precursor to the real thing, before fretting over finally taking the official bar exam. Sadly, as E! News confirms, she did not pass. 

The SKIMS founder broke the news to sisters Kourtney Kardashians and Khloé Kardashians, before explaining how much of a setback the failure really is in her journey to becoming a lawyer in a confessional. "If you are doing law school the way I'm doing it, it is a four-year program instead of your typical three-year program," Kim explained at the time. The reality star needed at least 560 points to pass and she managed a not-too-shabby 474 on her first try. 

"That is extremely close on a test that most people are not taking in the middle of a pandemic," attorney and mentor Jessica Jackson, who she actually met through Van Jones, reassured her. However, the KKW Beauty founder was devastated, describing herself as a "failure" and bemoaning the weeks of cramming like a maniac that went into it. Kim explained, "It was so important for me to take this. And to not pass gets your spirit down and just makes you want to give up." Kourtney reassured her their father Robert Kardashian would be proud, with Khloé agreeing. Although Kim seemed like she might be giving up, the episode was filmed in October 2020, so hopefully the busy mother has regained her confidence since then.

Kim Kardashian isn't giving up on her goal of becoming a lawyer

Thankfully, although Kim Kardashian was understandably disappointed to have failed the baby bar the first time around, she hasn't let it completely knock her confidence. As the Daily Mail reports, during a recent Instagram Q&A session, a fan asked how she was finding her law studies lately. The "KUWTK" star admitted it's been "extremely difficult," but reassured the respondent, "I'm not giving up and I'm preparing to take [the exam] again soon." Kardashian finds she can't pay attention to her favorite true crime shows while cramming, but she will happily stick with "Bridgerton" or a classic romantic comedy to help pass the time.

In March, she confirmed that the first two years of her studies are done, meaning the SKIMS founder is halfway to attaining her law degree. Kardashian will need to pass the baby bar to continue on her path to becoming a lawyer, however, and admitted on the show, while chatting to her sisters, that she was nervous to take the exam again. However, her hard work on prison reform has already led to the pardon of incarcerated grandmother Alice Johnson, who was convicted in 1996 on nonviolent drug charges. 

Making a difference is what it's all about for Kim Kardashian

As Kim Kardashian explained to Vogue, it was Alice Johnson's case that inspired her to become a lawyer, particularly since the reality star felt out of her depth in the White House, while speaking on the issue of clemency. As Kardashian explained, "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. 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." Van Jones gushed about how he watched, in awe, as Kardashian delivered "the most effective, emotionally intelligent intervention that I've ever seen in American politics" during their visit. 

He also made it clear, yet again, that people who don't think the KKW Beauty founder can do this are vastly underestimating her, and maybe even basing their criticism on Kardashian's previous party girl image. As she put it herself, "I love to be put in a situation where I can have a conversation with someone who might not be inclined to think much of me, because I can guarantee they will have a different opinion and understand what's important to me after they've met me."