Amal Clooney Headed to Columbia Law School

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Amal Clooney, the woman who broke hearts around the world by turning George Clooney into a married man, is headed for New York's Columbia Law School. She will lecture on human rights law at the school this spring as a senior fellow with the Law School’s Human Rights Institute.

“It is an honor to be invited as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School alongside such a distinguished faculty and talented student pool,” Amal Clooney said in a statement released by the law school. “I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here.”

Amal Clooney has a very impressive and diverse resume. She served as a senior adviser to Kofi Annan when he was the UN’s envoy on Syria, and she represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his extradition proceedings. She has also handled cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts both in the U.S. and the U.K.

Professor Sarah H. Cleveland is the Louis Henkin professor of human and constitutional rights and faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia.

“We are privileged to have an international human rights practitioner of Amal Clooney’s stature join our faculty,” she said in a recent statement. “Her extensive experience advocating before UN and regional human rights mechanisms complements our existing offerings and will enrich the experience of our students.”

This opportunity for Amal Clooney--as well as the opportunity for those to study under her at Columbia--comes at a most opportune time. She and George Clooney are making their home in New York for the next few months as George films the upcoming movie Money Monster under the direction of Jodie Foster.

Can you imagine how many Columbia students (mostly female, too) will flock to the campus while Amal Clooney is there, in hopes of catching a glimpse of her handsome husband?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.