Amal Clooney Adds New Job to an Already Impressive Resume
By Meredith B. Kile
Amal Clooney is adding another impressive line to her resume!
The London-based barrister will lecture on human rights law at Columbia Law School this spring as a visiting professor and 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," said Clooney in a statement. "I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here."
Clooney has previously served as a senior adviser to Kofi Annan, and represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in extradition proceedings. Clooney 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 in the U.S. and the U.K.
"We are privileged to have an international human rights practitioner of Amal Clooney’s stature join our faculty,"said Sarah H. Cleveland, the Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights and faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute. "Her extensive experience advocating before U.N. and regional human rights mechanisms complements our existing offerings and will enrich the experience of our students."
Golden Globe co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler joked about Clooney’s many accomplishments at the awards ceremony back in January.
"Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an advisor to Kofi Annan regarding Syria and was selected for a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violation in the Gaza strip," Fey announced. "So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award."