Kim Kardashian Goes Back To School To Carry On Her Father's Legacy

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Kim Kardashian Goes Back To School To Carry On Her Father's Legacy

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At this point in time, there's almost nothing that Kim Kardashian West cannot do.

The reality television star, prison reform advocate, and mom-of-three has dabbled in plenty of business ventures over the last few years. She launched her own beauty and fragrance line, published a photo book, created a lingerie line, jewelry collection, an app, and a mobile game.

She also tried her hand at acting and singing, but those did not work out in her favor.

Now, the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star is doing what many people weren't expecting: She's going back to school.

According to her husband, rapper Kanye West, Kim is currently in law school and it's something they're both taking very seriously.

"My wife is in law school now, and it's extremely serious to us," Kanye told Extra while attending the Ralph Lauren show during New York Fashion Week.

Kim has already helped a woman named Alice Marie Johnson get out of jail. Alice, a first-time offender, was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump after spending more than two decades of a life sentence behind bars. She was convicted of eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation.

Kim and Alice on the "Today" showNBC News/Today

The Commander-In-Chief made the big decision after meeting with Kim a few weeks prior.

Just last week, she appeared on the Wrongful Conviction podcast and revealed that she is once again in talks with the White House. She's working to help free a man named Chris, who was handed a life sentence without parole under the mandatory-sentencing regulations for the possession of marijuana and half-a-gram of cocaine.

Kim also recently met with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to talk about ways in which the clemency process can be improved.

Kanye commended his wife's efforts to change the prison system and help free those who have been unfairly incarcerated.

"I love it, I love it. That's all we focus on, helping people that don't have a voice, breaking down the class systems. There's two million African Americans incarcerated now... We're going to get people out, period."

For longtime fans of the selfie queen, her decision to study law may not come as a surprise. Kim, whose father, Robert Kardashian, was O.J. Simpson's lawyer during his infamous 1995 murder trial, has previously hinted at her desire to follow in his footsteps.

In a 2016 interview with Wonderland magazine, Kim, who dropped out of Pierce College to focus on her family's show, said she wanted to go to law school when she got older.

"If things slow down and I had time, I really want to go to law school "” just something I can do in my older age."

Last year, her lawyer, Michael Kump, publicly shared his support for his client's desire to pursue a career in the legal profession.

"Kim, I've been doing this for 35 years and I said you missed your calling," he said on Snapchat. "You really should be a lawyer. That's what you need to be. You've got the perfect instincts, you've got great judgment, and you know how to present your position in the most articulate manner and convince people of your point of view," he told her. "Will you please join my law firm?"

It's unclear if Kim is solely attending law school to become a lawyer or simply to help her become a more educated advocate for prisoners.

What do you think of Kim's decision to go to law school?

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