Kim Kardashian reveals her dad discouraged her from becoming a lawyer because it would 'stress' her out
Kim Kardashian West's lawyer father wasn't so sure that his daughter should follow in his legal footsteps.
In a sneak peek clip of an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim explains why she recently decided to pursue a law degree, despite her dad Robert Kardashian's previous warning against it.
"I have always been really fascinated by crime, true crime, the law," Kim, 38, says. "I told my dad years ago that I was really into criminal justice and he was like, 'This will stress you out so much. You do not really want to take this on.'"
Robert Kardashian famously assisted in the defense of O.J. Simpson during the former football player's murder trial and was portrayed by David Schwimmer in the first season of American Crime Story, The People vs. O.J. Simpson.
"But I think now, having gotten so deep in helping Alice, I'm really motivated to get to know the law more and fight for people that deserve a second chance like her," Kim continues of Alice Marie Johnson, the former prisoner for whom she helped gain clemency.
The relatively fast-moving clemency for Johnson, a first time, non-violent drug offender who was given a life-sentence, was not the norm for such cases.
"Usually this takes, like, years to get to this place. They say the average time to get someone clemency is seven to 10 years," Kim explains to her mom, Kris Jenner.
"If I see something that I feel like has a real shot and just, like, moves me, then I'll send it to my attorneys that look over everything to make sure that it's legitimate," she adds.
Kris says she's "super proud" of her daughter, telling Kim, "You really do take all of this really seriously and I think that they're lucky that you listen."
"It really is overwhelming how much people write," Kim responds. "I do want to read and see if there's the right cases. Like, what I can do to help."
Last month, after announcing her intention to study law, Kim took to Instagram to defend her choice and slam the haters of her newest venture. Though she didn't graduate from college, Kim is legally allowed to take part in "reading the law," an in-office law school where she's being apprenticed by lawyers.
"For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study," she wrote. "I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can't do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine. It's never too late to follow your dreams."