Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Plans To Take The Bar In 2022 In New Docu Series [Trailer]
Reality star and beauty mogul, Kim Kardashian-West is a step closer to adding lawyer to her lengthy resume as she is finishing her first year as an apprentice. Over the weekend, (Jan. 18th), the 39-year-old ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians,’ star shared her latest television endeavor with Oxygen for a documentary called, ‘Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.’
The two-hour documentary special, which airs April 5, focuses the criminal reform crisis and highlights individuals who have been affected by the criminal justice system including first time offender, Alice Johnson. In the clip, Kim begins the teaser with a powerful statement about the justice system,
“There is a massive incarceration rate in the United States.”
Kim said in an interview after promoting a television documentary on criminal justice reform,
“I’m super-motivated, and I really want to see it through. There’s obviously times where I’m overwhelmed and stressed and feel like I have a lot on my plate. My kids know that I’m in school just like they are. It’s 20 hours a week, so it is a lot of my time.”
The KUWTK star’s passion for justice comes from her late father Robert Kardashian, who was a notable lawyer in the late 80s and early 90s. Kim said she works daily on her law studies for a total of 20 hours per week and just completed her first year of a four-year apprenticeship program in California. She hopes to take the bar exam in 2022.
After sharing her new documentary, her mother and manager, Kris Jenner and sister, Khloe Kardashian took to her comments in support of her criminal justice career.
As previously reported, Kim has been working on her latest criminal reform cast with stopping the execution for Rodney Reed, a man on death row after being convicted of murder. Rodney Redd was scheduled for execution on Nov. 20th. Kim took to her Instagram in November to rise awareness of Reed’s conviction. She wrote,
“Today, I had the honor of meeting #RodneyReed in person and the privilege of sitting with him when he got the news that the highest court in Texas had issued a stay of execution and remanded the case back to the trial court for further consideration.”
“Words cannot describe the relief and hope that swept over the room in that moment. That hope had been building over the last few weeks around Rodney’s case. We have seen Democrats and Republicans come together. We have seen grassroots activists and lawmakers link arms. We have heard people all around the globe speak up. And all because of a deep belief that every man or woman accused of a crime – especially one punishable by death – deserves the chance to have all available evidence considered.”
She ended by thanking everyone who was involved.
“So grateful for the commitment and passion of everyone who voiced their support, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for their recommendation to issue a 120 day reprieve, and the courts for issuing a stay!”
He was accused of murdering Stacey Stites in 1996. While her fiancé Jimmy Fennell was one of the first suspects to grab the attention of police, Reedwas later arrested after his sperm was found in Stites’ body. But he insists that they were in a consensual relationship.
For now, his execution has been put on hold for 120 days after a unanimous vote from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Reed’s lawyers will be able to bring new evidence to the case in an effort to prove his innocence.
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