Amal Clooney is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers who specializes in international law and human rights. Her clients include Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, and Nobel winner Nadia Murad.
She and her husband, George Clooney, co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
Early Life of Amal Clooney
Amal Alamuddin was born in Beirut, Lebanon on February 3, 1978. Amal (whose name means “hope” in Arabic) and her family migrated to England when she was two years old, residing in Buckinghamshire. Her family emigrated due to the Lebanese Civil War, though her father later returned to Lebanon in 1991. She grew up with three siblings and went to an all-girls grammar school as a child.
Amal went to St. Hugh’s College in Oxford after finishing secondary school. She earned a BA in Jurisprudence in 2000 after obtaining several prizes for academic distinction. In 2001, she continued her study by enrolling in the New York University School of Law to get her LLM degree. She interned with Judge Sonia Sotomayor while studying in New York.
How Did She Become a Famous Lawyer?
For three years, Amal worked for Sullivan and Cromwell in New York City, representing clients such as Enron and Arthur Andersen. She moved to London in 2010 to work as a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Unlike a lawyer in the United States, a barrister can testify in court about advising clients but does not actively seek out or engage with them. This position is filled by an attorney, a separate form of legal representation.
Since 2010, when she defended former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al Senussi in a war crimes trial in The Hague, Amal has been a prominent but polarising character in worldwide court hearings. She has served on many UN human rights probes and conflict resolution panels, as well as as a special assistant to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Despite having been hounded by scandal early in her career, her defense of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against deportation gained her considerable respect in the global legal community. Her most recent work, as of 2015, has been in the area of advocating for the physical and sexual protection of women in conflict zones.
Net Worth of Amal Clooney
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Amal Clooney is a British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, and novelist with a net worth of $50 million. She had worked for the United Nations and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, however, she resigned from the latter in 2020. She is now a practicing barrister at Doughty Street Chambers as of 2020. She focuses on international law and human rights. Amal is most known for being the wife of actor George Clooney.
Personal Life of Amal Clooney
She married actor George Clooney on April 28, 2014. They first met through a mutual friend in July 2013. On August 7, 2014, the pair got marriage licenses in London’s Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
They married on September 27, 2014, at Venice’s city hall (at Ca’ Farsetti), following a high-profile wedding ceremony two days earlier in Venice. Clooney’s friend and former Rome mayor Walter Veltroni officiated at their wedding.
The wedding was well publicized in the media. In October 2014, it was announced that the Clooneys had paid roughly £10 million for the Mill House on an island in the River Thames in England’s Sonning Eye. According to the CBS chat show The Talk, Clooney became pregnant in February 2017. A friend of the actress, Matt Damon, verified the news to Entertainment Tonight. In June 2017, she gave birth to fraternal twins.
Amal Clooney is a Doughty Street Chambers barrister who specializes in international law and human rights. Amal Clooney is a British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, and novelist with a net worth of $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Does Amal Clooney Receive Her Money?
She is the creator of the public relations firm International Communication Experts, which is part of a bigger corporation that specializes in celebrity guest bookings, publicity photography, and event promotion. Clooney has three siblings: one sister and two half-brothers from her father’s first marriage.
Is Amal Clooney Still a Lawyer?
She works as a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Clooney is recognized as a notable barrister in international human rights law, public international law, and international criminal law by the professional directories Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Can Amal Clooney Speak in Arabic?
Amal Clooney has been a real global woman since the day she was born. Clooney, who was born in Beirut but reared in the United Kingdom, speaks English, French, and Arabic fluently, which has come in helpful for her numerous international legal battles.