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Kim Kardashian West to receive prestigious legal award, and she isn't even a lawyer yet

According to reports, the reality TV star will be receiving the Women Leadership in Law Award at a conference Beverly Hills in May, along with her lawyer Shawn Holley.

Kim Kardashian West to receive prestigious legal award, and she isn't even a lawyer yet

Kim Kardashian attends the CFDA Fashion awards in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 4, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

Kim Kardashian West is set to be honoured with a prestigious legal award for her prison reform work.

According to TMZ reports, the reality TV star will be receiving the Women Leadership in Law Award at a conference Beverly Hills in May, along with her lawyer Shawn Holley. The conference is sponsored by The California Lawyer and the Daily Journal.

US President Donald Trump held a White House meeting Wednesday (May 30) with reality TV star Kim Kardashian to discuss prison reform and sentencing. (Photo: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)

The accolade comes after the pair successfully petitioned US President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of non-violent drug offender Alice Marie Johnson, which led to the First Step Act being passed.

The 38-year-old and her attorney were sent letters praising them for their “life-changing” work. "You both are truly inspirational, and your work has been life-changing," one of the officers from the organization wrote them in delivering the news.

Last year, Kardashian West and Holley worked to free Johnson, a great-grandmother who was incarcerated in October 1996 for a first-time nonviolent drug offense after she helped facilitate communications in a drug trafficking case. On May 30, Kardashian West met with President Trump at the White House to discuss Johnson's case. 

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According to MSN.com, Kardashian West had this to say in recollection of her Trump meeting:  "I'm sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, s---. I need to know more."

She continued: "I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It's never one person who gets things done; it's always a collective of people, and I've always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more."

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told Vogue magazine last week that she's actively studying to become a lawyer and plans to take the bar exam in 2022. She has already been offered a law job with OJ Simpson’s attorney Robert Shapiro.

READ: Kim Kardashian West hasn't taken the law exam yet but she's already landed a job

Shapiro, like Kim’s late father Robert Kardashian Snr, was a part of OJ Simpson’s famous legal team during his 1995 murder trial.

OJ was acquitted of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman.
Kim didn’t finish university but she’s found a way to fulfill her legal ambitions by taking up an apprenticeship at a law firm, which the state of California allows.

Source: CNA/gl

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