Who is Amal Clooney?

Amal Clooney is a well-known Lebanese barrister specializing in international law and human rights at Doughty Street Chamber and is actively working from 2000 to now.

Quick Info 
Full NameAmal Alamuddin
Date of Birth3 February 1978
Birth PlaceBeirut, Lebanon
Parent(s)Baria Alamuddin and Ramzi Alamuddin
OccupationBarrister, Human Rights Activist
Spouse(s)George Clooney ​(m. 2014)
Net worthUS $50 million

Personal Life

Amal Alamuddin was born on 3 February 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon, as a mother, Baria Alamuddin, and Father, Ramzi Alamuddin. Her name was kept Amal, which means hope in the Arabic language. Her mother is a political journalist who was also the foreign editor of the newspaper al-Hayat and known as the founder of the public relations company named “International Communication Experts.” The company was known as one of the largest companies for celebrity guest bookings, publicity photography, and event promotion. Clooney had three siblings; among them, one is sister, and two of them are half-brothers.

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Relationship

On 28 April 2014, she was engaged to the popular actor, director, producer, and screenwriter of an American, George Clooney, where they met in July 2013. After that, they got married on 7 August 2014, and after that, George Clooney bought the Millhouse in England for Amal Clooney in the year 2014, which cost £ 10 million. 

Later, it was stated that she was pregnant, which was confirmed by “The Talk” show in February 2017. After that, she gave birth to fraternal twins in June 2017 and became a mother. 

Nationality and Physical Stats

Amal Clooney holds both British and Lebanese nationality, and she belongs from Lebanese ethnicity. She is currently 42 years old with a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm/1.75m) with a weight of 54 kg; her body measurements are 34-26-35, where he had got black eyes with black hair. As she was born on 3 February, her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Early Life and Education

In her early life, she joined Dr. Challoner’s High School, a girls’ grammar school located in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. After that, she attended St Hugh’s College, Oxford, for her university-level study where she received scholarships and received the Shrigley Award. After that, she completed her graduation with a BA degree in Jurisprudence, also known as legal theory.

After graduation, she attended the New York University School of Law in 2002 to study LLM degree. Later, for her specification in entertainment law, she became able to receive the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award. After that, she started to work in the office of Sonia Sotomayor. Also, she became the United States Court of Appeals judge, was it for the Seconds Circuit.

Career

Amal Clooney became a qualified lawyer after practicing in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2002, she was assigned to the bar in New York, then in 2010, England and Wales. Later, he had also got the opportunity to practice at the international courts in The Hague, where she did her practice in the International Court of justice and the International Criminal Court.

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New York

In New York, Amal Clooney was seen working as the part of the Criminal Defense and Investigations Group at Sullivan &Cromwell, where her clients were Enron and Arthur Andersen.

The Hague

After completing a judicial clerkship at the International Court of Justice in 2004, she clerked under a judge from Russia, Egypt, and the United Kingdom.

Further, she was seen working in the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

London

In 2010, Amal Clooney returned to Britain and became a barrister in London at Doughty Street Chambers. After that, she was assigned to several United Nations commissions, where she worked with some advisors.

Further, she was seen representing the state of Cambodia, where she was involved in high-profile cases.

Teaching

Amal Clooney was also seen working in the teaching sector, where she used to teach on human rights litigation to the students in the Human rights Clinic for 2015 and 2016. In 2018, she taught at Columbia Law School. In London, she appeared as a lecturer at SOAS Law School in The New School in New York City, The Hague Academy of International Law, and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Notable Cases

In the year 2011, Amal Clooney was placed in the Permanent Court of Arbitration, an intergovernmental organization located in The Hague. Later in 2014, she represented journalist Mohammad along with other Journalists who were involved in the case has been in prison for three years and lost retrial in the year of 2015 August.

After that, she was hired to repatriate the ancient Greek sculptures Elgin Marbles, but in 2015, Greece decided to stop the legal procedure and decided to dismiss the case. In 2015, she represented Armenia in the case against Dogu Perincek.

After that, in March 2015, she was seen fighting against the Government of the Republic of the Philippines before the UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. After that, on 7 April 2015, she stated that she would be part of the legal team. In the same year, she worked on the Hooded Men case. After that, in 2016, there was an announcement that she would represent Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova. After that, she describes in the case of Nadia Murad against ISIL commanders.

She was seen in lots of cases. Recently, in February 2020, she started to represent the Maldives to give justice for Rohingya people who were a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group at the UN International Court of Justice.

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Achievements

In 2015, she was selected as Barbara Walter’s Most Fascinating Person of the year, and also in the year 2014; she was shortlisted for Best British Style in British Fashion Awards. After in 2019, the Amal Clooney Award was launched by Prince Charles to celebrate “incredible young woman.”

Net worth

The estimated net worth of Amal Clooney is $50 million.

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