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Kim Kardashian Is Studying for the Bar Exam: Can She Become a Lawyer Without a College Degree?

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Kim Kardashian Is Studying for the Bar Exam: Can She Become a Lawyer Without a College Degree?

Kim Kardashian Is Studying for the Bar Exam: Can She Become a Lawyer Without a College Degree?

Kim Kardashian West did go to undergrad, briefly attending Pierce College in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter But she never graduated, meaning she does not hold a college degree.

The Calabasas-based star is in luck, though: California, as well as three other U.S. states, offers another way to pass the bar by “reading the law” — interning or apprenticing with a practicing lawyer or judge.

“Reading the law” is how every aspiring lawyer in the U.S. entered the profession before law schools existed — even Abraham Lincoln, as the magazine notes. Today, it’s more rare: A 2014 New York Times story reported that only 60 out of the 83,986 people who had passed the bar in the previous year used this method.

According to Vogue, this summer Kardashian West will take a “baby bar” administered by the state. If she passes, she’ll be able to continue on with three more years of study.

“First year of law school, you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts,” she told the magazine. “To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep. Took my first test, I got a 100. Super easy for me.”

“The reading is what really gets me,” she admitted. “It’s so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds.”

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