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Earlier this week, we learned that Kim Kardashian hopes to become a lawyer by passing the bar in 2022.

No, Kim will not be attending law school, and will instead seek to exploit a loophole by apprenticing at a San Francisco firm from now until the time of the exam.

Kim Kardashian Interviewed in Vegas
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Kim says she’s always been interested in the law, but she only seriously considered becoming a lawyer after working with Donald Trump to secure presidential pardons for Alice Johnson and other non-violent offenders, some of whom were serving life sentences.

But while the notion that becoming a lawyer is a real possibility may be a new one to Kim insiders say the dream has been with her since childhood, when she worshipped her attorney father, Robert Kardashian Sr.

“Getting a law degree is not a new dream for Kim, it’s something she’s talked about over the years,” a source close to the situation tells Hollywood Life.

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“But until recently it was very abstract. It wasn’t until she started working prison reform that it became a real possibility in her mind."

Kim is well aware that the road ahead won’t be an easy one — especially with a fourth kid on the way — but she believes she can clear any hurdle with the help of her husband.

"Kanye’s limitless love helped make this happen too," says the insider.

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"He believes in her so much, that absolutely helps her believe more in herself and her abilities.”

“Even though Kim is going the non-traditional route and is doing an apprenticeship that doesn’t mean she isn’t studying course material and doing assignments, she’s very much a student of law right now and she loves it.”

The source says Kim is every bit as ambitious as she seems, but her desire for a law degree has more to do with helping others than with her own earning potential.

Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover, May 2019
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“This isn’t about her wanting to go out and start a law practice," says the insider.

"It is about her wanting to be able to take advantage of the unique position she is in to help people that have been unjustly locked up and wanting to do the best job she can for them.

“Kim is taking classes to learn more about law and how everything works," the informant adds.

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"Whether it’s her empire, her businesses or using her knowledge to help in criminal reform, those are the major reasons she is tackling law."

And as a bonus, she gets to take part in the vocation that her father held in such high esteem,

“Plus it makes her feel closer to her Dad," says the source.

"Its something special to her because she knows it would have been special to him. It takes her away from her normal life and day to day happenings of being a celebrity that she normally has to deal with.

Kim Kardashian on Watch What Happens Live
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"She feels this is one more puzzle piece into the person she wants to become, she is always striving to be better.”

In the same Vogue interview in which she revealed her plans to become a lawyer, Kim spoke candidly about Kanye’s struggle with mental illness.

"It is an emotional process, for sure," she added.

"Right now everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them."

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for Versace
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Kim said that after several attempts at chemical treatment, West has come to realize that medication "is not really an option, because it changes who he is." 

She also revealed that she’s distressed by the criticism she receives from those who believe she doesn’t do enough to rein in her husband’s erratic behavior:

"But I think some of the hurtful things that I read online … What is she doing? She’s not stopping him," Kim said.

Kanye and a Kid
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"Like it’s my fault if he does or says something that they don’t agree with?" she said.

"That’s my husband. I share every opinion that I have and let him know when I think something’s wrong."

A very measured diplomatic response to what we’re sure is a very touchy subject.

Hey, maybe Kim has a future in politics once she passes the bar!