Kim Kardashian says she’d quit reality TV to become a ‘full-time’ lawyer

Kim Kardashian would like to focus on being a “full-time” lawyer.
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  • Kim Kardashian told a panel this week that she would like to focus on being a “full-time” lawyer.
  • “I would spend more time doing this, cameras or no cameras,” Kardashian said.
  • Kardashian has pleaded for the release of Alice Marie Johnson, whose sentence was commuted in 2018.

If Kim Kardashian could have what she wanted, she would ditch the reality TV spotlight to focus on being a “full-time” lawyer.

During a panel at the 2023 TIME100 Summit on Tuesday, Kardashian opened up when asked if she would ever give up reality TV.

“There’s a lot of stuff that’s still on TV and a lot that’s still 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’s my manager, I 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.”

Ever since “Keeping Up With The Kardashian” debuted in 2007, Kardashian’s career has skyrocketed. She launched her clothing brand Skims 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 he began defending Alice Marie Johnson, a former federal prisoner who was convicted in 1996 of eight counts stemming from a cocaine trafficking operation based in Memphis. 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 pleaded for other convicts and passed the “baby bar” exam in 2021.

The baby bar is a one-day test that covers areas such as criminal law, contracts, and torts. Kardashian’s lawsuit follows in the footsteps of her father, Robert Kardashian, who became widely known for being a member of OJ Simpson’s legal team during Simpson’s 1995 murder trial.

Despite Johnson’s release, Kardashian shared during her TIME100 panel on Tuesday that the journey to becoming a lawyer opened her eyes to “so much to do.”

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