Congratulations are in order for Kim Kardashian!
The reality TV star announced on Instagram that she has celebrated the California Baby Bar exam, which is also known as the First-Year Law Students’ Examination.
On IG, Kardashian shared a carousel of stunning photos in a blue gown to celebrate her achievement.
“OMFGGGG I PASSED THE BABY BAR EXAM!!!!,” she began her lengthy caption
“Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection,” she continued.
This was Kardashian’s fourth attempt at earning a passing score on the test, and she admitted her law school journey ‘wasn’t easy’ or handed to her as some of her critics might assume.
In her caption, she went on to reminisce about previously failing the Baby Bar “three times in two years,” but that she “got back up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did it!!!!”
She also noted that during her third attempt she was infected with Covid-19, though she’s not making any excuses. “(I did have Covid on the 3rd try w a 104 fever but I’m not making excuses😉),” she wrote.
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This is just the first of two Bar exams she will have to pass in order to become an attorney, but as Kardashian pointed out, this test has a “harder pass rate” than the next one she’ll be taking.
Kardashian also gave a special shout-out to CNN’s Van Jones for pushing her to pursue law school in the first place and introducing her to attorneys Erin Haney and Jessica Jackson, who have served as Kardashian’s mentors.
She also sweetly remembered her late father, Robert, who was a famed attorney who served during O.J Simpson’s 1995 defense trial, during her celebratory post.
“I know my dad would be so proud and he would actually be so shocked to know that this is my path now,” Kim said. “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!”
“Bottom line is don’t ever give up even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it!!!!! Set your mind to it and get it done because it feels soooo good once you get to the other side!” she concluded.
So what’s next for Kardashian now that she’s passed the Baby Bar?
As mentioned, Kardashian still has another test ahead of her in her unconventional route to becoming a lawyer,
The Baby Bar exam is required for first-year law students attending a “degree program at a State Bar-unaccredited registered law school, through the Law Office Study Program and those without two years of college work attending a Committee of Bar Examiners- or an American Bar Association-accredited law school” and must pass the exam in order to be eligible to sit for the bar, according to the state bar of California website.
The mother of four did not complete college and had initially stated that she had plans to take the bar exam in 2022.
The state of California has an unusual process and is just one of the four states that offer an alternative path to passing the bar without law school known as “reading the law” or apprenticing with a practicing lawyer or judge.