Kim Kardashian says she finally passed the 'baby bar' exam after her apprenticeship studies
Kim Kardashian in 2018. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has passed the “baby bar” exam required for would-be California lawyers who opt to learn the law through apprenticeship instead of law school.
“I failed this exam 3 times in 2 years, but I got back up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did it!!!” Kardashian said in her Instagram post.
She added that she had COVID-19 and a 104 degree fever on the third try.
Kardashian’s late father, Robert Kardashian, was a member of the defense team that successfully defended O.J. Simpson on murder charges.
“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,” Kardashian wrote. “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!”
The baby bar exam is officially known as the First-Year Law Students’ Examination, according to Law.com. Those who must pass the exam include those who are “reading the law,” such as Kardashian, and those who attend law schools that are not accredited by the ABA or the state bar.
The exam is “notoriously difficult” to pass, Law.com said. Only 21% of all test-takers passed the November 2020 and June 2021 exams, for example. Kardashian passed the Oct. 26 exam, according to Reuters and Above the Law. She will still have to continue her studies and take a second bar exam.
Usually, those taking the baby bar exam get only three times to pass, but California added an extra try because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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