Before she married actor George Clooney I had never heard of Amal Alamuddin and now I see pictures of her every day along with a detailed account of what she is wearing. If there was ever any mention of her career, I must have missed it. So I wondered is she a Hollywood actress or a Las Vegas cocktail waitress or maybe a fashion designer. Turns out Amal Alamuddin is smart, really smart.
Amal Alamuddin Clooney
International Human Rights lawyer, visiting faculty member and lecturer at Columbia Law school. By the way, her husband works in Hollywood.
Early Years and Education
Born February 3, 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon to Ramzi Alamuddin (father) owner of a successful travel agency and Bariaa Alamuddin (mother) a newspaper editor and founder of a public relations company. She has one sister and two half-brothers from her father's first marriage.
Amal was two years old when the Alamuddin family left Lebanon and relocated to London, England. She attended a girls grammar school in Buckinghamshire then continued on to St. Hugh's College, Oxford where she received a scholarship.
In 2000 Ms. Alamuddin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from St. Hugh's. One year later in 2001 she enrolled in New York University School of Law where she studied for the Master of Laws degree.
Amal is fluent in Arabic, French and English.
Where are the paparazzi when you're earning an international law degree?
Ms. Alamuddin wrote a book before she became Mrs. Clooney
the book is available at Amazon
|The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice (Oxford Monographs in International Humanitari...|
This book provides a full analytical overview of the establishment and functioning of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the newest and most controversial of the UN-sponsored int...
Amal Alamuddin's Career in 60 Seconds
As a lawyer and barrister
In New York City Ms. Alamuddin worked at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell as a member of their Criminal Defense and Investigations Group where among her clients were Enron and Arthur Anderson.
While in New York she also worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Upon her return to the United Kingdom in 2010, Alamuddin accepted a position as a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. She has been appointed to several United Nations commissions and has been involved in a number of high-profile cases including one as an adviser into the use of drones in counter-terrorism.
As a teacher
In 2015 she gave lectures about human rights litigation at Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute. She also lectured students at the University of London, The New School in New York and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on international criminal law.
But was she wearing Jimmy Choo shoes?
Current Personal Life
In April of 2014 Amal Alamuddin became engaged to marry an actor named George Clooney, and in September of the same year the couple married. Mr. & Mrs. Clooney were wed at city hall in Venice, Italy by a former mayor of Venice. A glamorous star-studded wedding ceremony had already taken place two days prior. The ceremony was heavily covered by the media, probably because it involved her husband George Clooney.
Here are a few of George Clooney's movies
Available on DVD, Blu-ray or Instant Video
|Up in the Air|
Ryan Bingham is truly living the high life. Flying all over the world on business, he never stops moving...until he meets Alex...
|Michael Clayton (Widescreen Edition)|
Michael Clayton (DVD) (WS)Only $2.65
|Syriana (Widescreen Edition)|
Big oil means big money. Very big money. And that fact unleashes corruption that stretches from Houston to Washington to the Mideast and ensnares industrialists, princes, spies,...