- Kim Kardashian said on a panel this week that she would love to focus on being a “full-time” lawyer.
- “I would spend more time doing that, cameras or no cameras,” Kardashian said.
- Kardashian advocated for the release of Alice Marie Johnson, whose sentence was commuted in 2018.
If Kim Kardashian could get her way, she’d step away from the reality TV spotlight and focus on being a “full-time” lawyer.
During a panel at the TIME100 Summit 2023 on Tuesday, Kardashian opened up when asked if she would ever quit reality TV.
“There’s a lot that’s always on TV and a lot that’s always out there, but I think my friends and family know…we really cherish a lot of our private moments,” Kardashian said during the panel. “I’d be just as happy to be a full-time lawyer and do that.”
“I always joke with my mom, who is my manager, and say, ‘Kim K. is retiring and I’m just going to be a lawyer,'” she said, adding, “I would spend more time doing that, cameras or no cameras.”
Since “Keeping Up With The Kardashian” premiered in 2007, Kardashian’s career has skyrocketed. She launched her clothing brand Skims de ella in 2019 and her beauty brand SKKN BY KIM (formerly KKW Beauty) in 2017.
But Kardashian showed a deep interest in the law in 2017 when she began advocating for Alice Marie Johnson, a former federal prisoner who was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts stemming from a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation. She was sentenced to life in prison in 1997.
Kardashian, for her part, dedicated her time to freeing Johnson, even going so far as to meet with then-President Donald Trump about Johnson’s situation. Trump commuted Johnson’s sentence in 2018 and she was released.
Since then, Kardashian has advocated for other convicts and passed the “baby bar” exam in 2021.
The Baby Bar is a one-day test that covers areas including criminal law, contracts, and torts. Kardashian’s legal activities follow in the footsteps of her father, Robert Kardashian, who became widely known as a member of OJ Simpson’s legal team during the Simpson murder trial in 1995.
Despite Johnson’s firing, Kardashian shared during her TIME100 panel on Tuesday that the journey to become a lawyer has opened her eyes to “a lot to do.”