(The Hill) – Kim Kardashian says she passed her first “baby bar” exam, more than two years after she announced her intention to become a lawyer in order to propel her prison reform efforts.
“I passed the baby bar exam!” the reality TV star wrote in all caps to her more than 70 million Twitter followers on Monday.
“For anyone who doesn’t know my law school journey, this wasn’t easy or handed to me,” Kardashian, 41, said.
The SKIMS founder revealed in 2019 that she was studying to take the bar exam in 2022.
Passing the so-called “baby bar,” a requirement for certain students pursuing non-traditional legal education in California in order to become licensed attorneys, allows Kardashian to continue three more years of legal study.
Kardashian disclosed that she had failed the exam the three previous times she had taken it, before passing after taking it while battling COVID-19 and a “104 fever.” The “Keeping up with the Kardashians” personality has said her goal is to ultimately open a law firm focused on prison reform.
The mom of four — who filed for divorce from rapper and 2020 White House hopeful Kanye West earlier this year — has been a vocal proponent of criminal justice reform. In 2018, Kardashian made headlines after meeting with then-President Trump in the Oval Office to urge him to commute the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson. Trump granted clemency to Johnson, who was serving a life sentence on a nonviolent drug offense and money laundering charges, days later.
In a series of tweets, Kardashian urged her fans to “don’t ever give up.”
“I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it,” Kardashian said in 2019, “and if I knew more, I could do more.”