I would love to open up a firm and hire formerly incarcerated people that have spent so much time having to fight for their lives inside. They know the law better than anybody and I think I would have the best firm if I had a firm [filled with these types of people].
I spend a lot of time visiting prisons and some of the most enlightened people I’ve ever met, some of the smartest people, and the people that know law the best are people that are spending time in prison.
— Kim Kardashian West, commenting on her career ambitions to specialize in criminal law in a recent interview. Kardashian, who has largely focused on criminal justice reform during the first year of her “law school” studies, went on to note, “I already know that I really want to study criminal law but you have to go through the motions of contracts and torts and civil, and everything else, but I’ve really enjoyed the process.”
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