Kim Kardashian Wants to Abolish The Death Penalty | 22 Words

In a new interview over the weekend, aspiring lawyer, Kim Kardashian, shared her biggest goal for if and when she passes the California State Bar in 2024.

Scroll on to hear what she had to say...

Now, as you will all be aware, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is taking a whole new direction in life.

After over a decade of working as a reality star, influencer, and businesswoman, Kim's sights have been set upon the legal world.

In 2019, Kim revealed that she would be following the footsteps of her late father, OJ Simpson defense attorney, Robert Kardashian, by studying to become a criminal justice lawyer.

She initially started a 4-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm in 2018, around the time she played a role in the release of Alice Marie Johnson, the sixty-three-year-old Alabama native who had been in prison on a non-violent drug charge since 1996.

Kim had emplored to the then-president, Donald Trump, for Alice's release.


The president eventually granted Alice clemency.

Discussing her decision to venture into a law career, she told US Vogue:

"I had to think long and hard about this. The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency and I'm sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, 'Oh, s**t. I need to know more.'"

"I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more."

She also admitted to taking a keen interest in her dad's work as a child, saying:

"My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all of his OJ evidence books. On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics."

Fast forward to today, and Kim is reportedly spending around eighteen hours per week studying law under the guidance of Jessica Jackson, Van Jones, and Erin Haney, so she can eventually start her own law firm.

Though she is studying to be a lawyer, she isn't actually attending law school, as "California is one of a handful of states that allows people to take the bar without a college or law school degree," as per Above the Law.

Her studies are reportedly going well, though she did admit that the reading is incredibly "time-consuming."

"First year of law school, you have to cover 3 subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts. To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep... Took my first test, I got a 100. Super easy for me.

"The reading is what really gets me. It's so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in 2 seconds."

Though she isn't set to take the bar exam until 2022...

Already, the aspiring lawyer has a topic of passion that she hopes to focus on.

...The death penalty.

Kim has been incredibly vocal in her opposition of the historic sentence, which sees inmates who have been accused of the most severe crimes face death by lethal injection.

For example:

Kim spent months pleading with then-President Trump to reduce the death sentence of Brandon Bernard down to life.

Bernard was sentenced following the carjacking and murder of Todd and Stacey Bagley twenty-two-years ago...

But, during his time in prison, he'd become a reformed character and was hopeful for the future. However, this was all in vain - in spite of Kim's campaigning to save his life.

In December last year, Kim took to Twitter to document the heartbreaking journey.

The reality star noted that she had "been crying all morning" in the hours leading up to his execution.

She described her final call with Bernard as "the hardest call I've ever had."

And shared that he had told her "not to cry" because "our fight isn't over."

She called his execution "murder."

"They are premeditating his murder and there’s nothing we can do about it!!!"

She continued:

"I stand by what I have always said, I can empathize and feel pain for the victims and their families. Killing Brandon will not bring them back and I believe in my heart of hearts killing him isn’t right. What Brandon did was wrong, but killing him won’t make things right."

She finished by stressing the need for change.

"I could go on and on about what an amazing person Brandon was. I do know he left this earth feeling supported and loved and at peace. This just has to change: our system is so f****d up."

And now, 3 months on from Brandon's death, Kim has spoken about her stance on the death penalty once again.


Sitting down with Vogue on Sunday night, Kim explained how abolishing the death penalty will be one of her biggest goals when she graduates as a lawyer.

She explained:


"Abolishing the death penalty is, like, so high up my list."

She elaborated that it was her clients who made her realize just how "wrong" the sentencing is.


"As I have clients that, you know, have gone through close situations like Julius Jones in Oklahoma City that I'm really fighting for. It really makes you stop and just feel that you can't sit still until they right all of these wrongs."

In the interview, she also discussed the end of KUWTK, and briefly touched upon her highly-publicized divorce with Kanye West.

You can watch the full chat above.

Kim Kardashian is predicted to graduate as a lawyer in 2024.