Kim Kardashian passes the baby bar exam: Her timeline to success

Kim Kardashian West at her first-ever KKW Fragrance pop-up (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for ABA)
Kim Kardashian West at her first-ever KKW Fragrance pop-up (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for ABA) /

We come to you bearing nothing but great news, as our aspiring lawyer Kim Kardashian has officially passed the baby bar exam!

Her path towards this big accomplishment was certainly anything but linear as she faced plenty of setbacks on the way and was also dealing with her fair share of trials in her personal life. These issues include but not limited to her pending divorce from Kanye West.

Fortunately, she was able to overcome all of this. But to serve as inspiration for those just like her, here’s a timeline of Kim Kardashian’s journey to passing the California baby bar exam.

Timeline of Kim Kardashian’s baby bar journey

Spring 2019

After months of advocating for social justice that included freeing falsely imprisoned individuals, Kim Kardashian publicly announced her intentions to become an attorney just like her late father, Robert Kardashian Sr.

In an interview with Vogue where her work to free Alice Marie Johnson was one of her greatest highlights, Kardashian stated:

"Alice found me. It was meant to happen. Here’s a grandmother who took part in her first-time nonviolent offense and received the same sentence as Charles Manson. I just thought, This is so wrong and so bizarre, and how could that be? I sent it to my attorney and said, ‘What can we do? Does she need better lawyers?’ […] I never in a million years thought we would get to the point of getting laws passed. That was really a turning point for me."

Her passion for criminal justice didn’t stop there, as she continued to advocate for people in situations similar to Johnson’s. All of this only aided in making her mission to become a lawyer just that much stronger, lighting a fire underneath her to pass the baby bar.

Summer 2020

In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kardashian shared with the world that, though she was only a couple points away from passing (she scored a 474 out of 560), her first attempt at taking the bar exam resulted in a failure.

Despite this major setback, Kardashian continued to persevere onward to November 2020, the month in which she would be able to take the baby bar for a second time.

Fall 2020

Unfortunately, Kim Kardashian’s second attempt resulted in another failure. This time, she scored slightly lower than her first attempt  (463 out of 560) and was fiercely battling COVID-19 while taking the difficult exam.

Summer 2021

According to US Weekly, Kim Kardashian, while guest starring of Kristen Bell and Monica Padman’s podcast We Are Supported By, announced that she would take the exam a third time which, arguably, was the most important attempt of them all. The reality star began to question herself if the third time was really the charm or not.

October 2021

It’s safe to say that she did indeed start to question her abilities, as in her cover story with the Wall Street Journal, Kardashian announced that she failed the California baby bar exam once again, stating that she had “ways to go” before she could open her own law firm to help those like Alice Marie Johnson pro bono.

Nevertheless, she continued.

December 2021

As of this week, her dream of a pro bono law firm is only a couple of steps away as TMZ reports that everything worked out for Kim Kardashian in the end! Check out the exciting announcement of Kardashian’s success courtesy of her Instagram right here.

In her heartwarming caption, Kim mentioned how she couldn’t have done any of this alone as she had help from several fellow lawyers and friends, including political commentator Van Jones, human rights attorney Jessica Jackson and BarBri Law School.

And last but certainly not least, Kim Kardashian shouted out her late father Robert Kardashian Sr., who she believed would be proud of her no matter how many times she had to take the exam:

"I know my dad would be so proud and he would actually be so shocked to know that this is my path now but he would have been my best study partner. I am told he was notorious for making fun of people who didn’t pass on their first attempt like he did, but he would have been my biggest cheerleader!"

Truthfully, there’s no better way for Kim Kardashian to end this emotional rollercoaster of a year, and it goes without saying that we are extremely proud of her as she is one step closer to becoming the lawyer she’s always dreamed of!

Congratulations, Kim!

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