Kim Kardashian took to social media on Monday morning to excitedly announce she has passed the baby bar exam!
In a post on her Instagram page she gushed:
OMFGGGG I PASSED THE BABY BAR EXAM!!!!
Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection.
For anyone who doesn’t know my law school journey, know this wasn’t easy or handed to me.
I failed this exam 3 times in 2 years, but I got back up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did it!!! (I did have COVID on the 3rd try w a 104 fever but I’m not making excuses????)
In California, the way I’m studying law you need to take 2 bar exams, this was just the first one but with the harder pass rate. I was told by top lawyers that this was a close to impossible journey and harder than the traditional law school route but it was my only option and it feels so so sooooo good to be here and on my way to achieving my goals.
A big thank you to @vanjones68 who talked me into going to law school in the first place before introducing me to @jessicajackson and @edyhaney who have brought me along to watch their every move in the court room. I respect them so much and appreciate you both for letting me tag along and ask all of the little questions along the way.
And Bar Bri Law School bar prep- I couldn’t have done it without you guys! Setting me up with professors @sam.arlen.farkas and @chuckshonholtz changed my life. Thank you guys for putting in the hours and teaching me everything I needed to know! 10 hour days, daily 4 hour zooms, our in person practice tests week after week. We did it!
I know my dad would be so proud and he would actually be so shocked to know that this is my path now but he would have been my best study partner. I am told he was notorious for making fun of people who didn’t pass on their first attempt like he did, but he would have been my biggest cheerleader!
Bottom line is don’t ever give up even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it!!!!! Set your mind to it and get it done because it feels soooooo good once you get to the other side!
See her original post below.
What is the baby bar exam?
The First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSX), or “baby bar,” is a one-day test given remotely in June and October.
Not all law students have to take the baby bar. Law students completing their first year of law study in a juris doctor degree program at a State Bar-unaccredited registered law school, through the Law Office Study Program and those without two years of college work attending a Committee of Bar Examiners- or an American Bar Association-accredited law school must take the First-Year Law Students’ Exam after completing their first year of law study. Law students who have been advanced to their second year of law study at an ABA or California-accredited law school and completed a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of undergraduate work are generally exempt from the exam.
An applicant who is required to pass the First-Year Law Students’ Exam will not receive credit for any law study until the applicant passes the exam. Due to COVID-19, the Supreme Court directed the State Bar to implement rule and guideline changes that allow law students for whom the June 2020 FYLSX is one of the first three administrations after becoming eligible to take up to four administrations to pass the exam and claim credit for all law study to date. All other FYLSX takers who successfully completed their first year of law study at an unaccredited law school must take and pass the FYLSX within three administrations after first becoming eligible to take it. If the applicant passes subsequent to that, credit will be received only for the first year of law study.
You may recall earlier this year, Kim failed the baby bar exam and she was so disappointed that she began to reassess her dreams of becoming a lawyer.
I am so happy that she didn’t give up and continued to pursue her dream.
This is a huge accomplishment for Kim Kardashian and I know her father is smiling down on her from heaven.