Does she have to follow a curriculum? Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans are likely aware that Kim Kardashian wants to be a lawyer like her father, Robert Kardashian Sr. But is she even in law school? Turns out, she might not have to enroll to follow her dreams.

As it so happens, California — where Kim, 38, is studying for the bar exam — as well as Virginia, Vermont and Washington state don’t require a degree from people who want to pass the bar exam, according to The Washington Post. Instead, they can be “law readers” and apprentice with a lawyer who is already practicing for a set amount of time each week in order to reach their goal. Kim has to do eighteen hours of weekly supervised study, according to a Vogue interview she did in April 2019.

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“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law,” Kim captioned of a photo of herself with her two attorney mentors, Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney on April 15. “For the next four years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required. I will take written and multiple-choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end, I am preparing for the baby bar — a mini version of the bar which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should ‘stay in my lane’ … You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s [sic] state allows it.”

The reality star added, “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. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying.” She also said on a video of her looking through highlighted and annotated books on her Instagram Story on August 8, “Kids are asleep so I’m heavy into contracts.” Clearly, she’s sticking with it! Sure, most people might go to law school to be a lawyer, but since when does Kim do things the way everyone else does, anyway?

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