‘Please let me pass this test.’ (Photo by Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times)

When we last checked in with Kim Kardashian, it was revealed that she had failed the California baby bar (aka the First-Year Law Students’ Examination) for the second time. She’s now in a precarious position, as if she fails it two more times, she could lose credit for all coursework taken up to this point. Previously, she would have had only three shots to pass, but thanks to a pandemic rule change, Kardashian will get four tries.

(If you’re scratching your head and wondering why the reality star is taking any bar exams at all, back in April 2019, Kardashian told the world that she was studying to become a lawyer without going to law school, but through an apprenticeship.)

Kardashian had the opportunity to take the exam again this past June, but did she do it? In August, she was a guest on Kristen Bell’s and Monica Padman’s podcast, We Are Supported By…, where she said that she had, in fact, taken the test, and was waiting on her results. “If I do not pass this bar — I find out in a few days — I am really going to question myself, because I think I did well,” she said. “So if I don’t pass, I am going to be so f**king pissed, you have no idea,” she added.

Results from that exam were sent to applicants on August 6.

So, did she pass this time around? That’s not exactly clear. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, she noted that she was studying about four hours a day. “My days are completely micromanaged to the minute,” she says. “In order to get away from the kids, I will go into the office at my house and study.”

We haven’t seen any celebratory social media posts from Kardashian about passing the baby bar, but maybe she’s going to make the announcement (if there’s a happy one to be made) on her new Hulu show — which is said to focus more on her law studies — due to premiere sometime in early 2022. From the WSJ:

She recently failed some introductory bar exams and concedes that she has a lot of work in front of her. “I do have a ways to go. Hopefully one day I can start a law firm where we can help people pro bono and hire people who are formerly incarcerated.”

What does this mean? She has “a ways to go”? Did she pass the test or not? Come on, Kim. Don’t keep us waiting here like this. We’re rooting for you, and if you didn’t pass the test in June, then we hope the test went well for you yesterday.


Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.





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