Amal Alamuddin Clooney Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Childhood and Early Life
International human rights lawyer and activist Amal Almuddin Clooney was born in Beirut, Lebanon on the 3 February 1978 to Rami Alamuddin and Baria Miknass. Her father was a university profession and her mother a journalist. Clooney has a sister Tala and two half-brothers, Samer and Ziad. At the height of the civil war in Lebanon, the family moved to Buckinghamshire in England. In 1991, her father returned to Lebanon.
Clooney was a pupil at Dr. Challoner’s High School in Buckinghamshire. After winning a scholarship, she enrolled at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, graduating with a BA in law (2000). After completing her degree at Oxford, Clooney enrolled at the New York University of Law and completed an LLM degree.
Amal Almuddin Clooney is a barrister who specialises in international criminal law, human rights and public international law. She represents clients in international courses including the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice as well as domestic courts in the United Kingdom and the United States. She is a highly ranked lawyer, appearing in legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as one of the top lawyers in the UK in her field. She is qualified to practice law in both the United Kingdom and the United States, having been called to the Bar in New York in 2002, and in England and Wales in 2010.
Initially, after qualifying, Clooney worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. She then did a judicial clerkship at the International Court of Justice in The Hague (2004). In 2010, she returned to London where she started working as a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.
Amal Almuddin Clooney was introduced to the actor George Clooney in 2013. They were married in Venice, Italy in September 2014. The couple has twins, Ella and Alexander, born in June 2017.
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