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No, Kim Kardashian Isn't in Law School

If you don't follow celebrity gossip (or news), then you may have missed the big fake Kim Kardashian news that Kanye West seemed to announce out of the blue:

"My wife is in law school now, and it's extremely serious to us."

Okay, maybe it wasn't out of the blue, after all Kanye was talking about how Kim has been fired up about social justice, particularly related to drug sentencing reform. However, clearly Kanye doesn't understand law student and lawyer social media, which just absolutely lit up after that statement, but would have gone absolutely bananas if Kim had really started law school this year.

"Like Going to Law School"

When Kim's people responded, it was made clear that Kanye misspoke. Her peoples explained that Kim "is so entrenched in the legal system with her activism that it is like going to law school."

While there's no doubt that Kim has a lot to learn about the legal system, for law students and lawyers, it's hard to read that quote without letting out a cackle. Yes, legal activism is important, but it's nothing like going to law school. And even if Kim ever did go to law school, her experience would still likely be nothing like the law school experience everyone else experiences. After all, she probably wouldn't be able to keep up her own career as a reality celebrity if she enrolled. Also, her enrolling in law school would be quite the trick, given she never completed her undergraduate.

Kardashian to the Rescue

Though Kanye's gaff may be something funny we can all chuckle about, what Kim is doing is rather awesome. She's using her celebrity influence to draw attention to drug sentencing reform, which as you likely know, is in dire need of attention, particularly as non-violent drug offenders can still be sentenced, effectively, to life in prison. Additionally, non-violent drug offenders can also fall into recidivism traps, and end up becoming violent offenders by defending themselves in prison.

Kim was recently involved in the successful push to free Alice Marie Johnson, who is now a grandmother and served 22-years of a life sentence for a non-violent drug conviction. Now, she has her sight set on freeing Chris Young, a man sentenced to life for possession of pot and cocaine.

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