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Amal Clooney: A Prominent Leader in International Humanitarianism

The Evolution of Amal Alamuddin Clooney

Amal was born February 3, 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon during the peak of the Lebanese Civil War. Her family relocated to London to escape the bloodshed and start a whole new life. She is a London-based lawyer, activist, and author. She specializes in areas of international law, criminal law, extradition and human rights. Most people recognize her as the bride of actor George Clooney. They were married in 2014 in Venice, Italy with a star-studded guest list invited to witness the event.

Amal Alamuddin Clooney graduated from St. Hugh’s College in Oxford in 2000 and went on to enroll at New York University to earn a Master of Laws degree. She was in the clerk program for the International Court of Justice and received the prestigious Jack J. Katz Memorial Award for her work in entertainment law. She has clerked for notables such as Sonia Sotomayor, who went on to become a United States Supreme Court Justice, Judge Vladin S. Vereshchetin of Russia and Judge Nabil Elaraby of Egypt.

Why Amal Alamuddin Clooney is Hotter than Kim Kardashian

Amal Alamuddin Clooney’s time working with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City had her handling clients like Enron and Arthur Anderson. She returned to the UK in 2010 to begin working through the offices of Doughty Street Chambers. In 2013, she got appointed to numerous United Nations commissions, beginning a career that is now focused on humanitarian and human rights issues.

Clooney met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in May of 2014 to speak on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, initiated by Hague in 2012. The goal is to end the problems of sexual violence perpetrated on innocent victims in war zones, particularly of children. In 2015, Amal Alamuddin Clooney has been hard at work gaining recognition of the horrors associated with the Armenian Genocide. She has called attention to the hypocrisy of Turkey in denying it ever happened and became a role model for many humanitarians. You are likely to see her involved in many more human rights cases.

The media rushed to judgement and assumed she married George Clooney to step into the spotlight. What they failed to take into account is that her education, intelligence and compassion have already earned her a place in the hearts of many. The impeccable fashion sense, stunning beauty, humble mannerisms and extraordinary biography of Amal Alamuddin Clooney have people scrambling to learn more about this humanitarian leader!



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