Amal Alamuddin who is a British-Lebanese Lawyer was born on 3rd February 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is also an activist as well as an author. She specializes in an international law, human rights, criminal law, and extradition. During the Lebanese Civil war was in the full scale in 1980s, her family settled to Gerrards Cross after moving for London. The family then again returned back to Lebanon in the year 1991. Amal is the daughter of Ramzi, retired professor of the business studies at American university of Beirut and wife Baria who is a foreign editor of Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat. She also has a younger sister and two younger brothers.
She went to Dr Challoner’s High School which is a girl’s grammar school in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. Alamuddin then went to St. Hugh’s College, Oxford from where she got graduated in 2000 with Bachelor of Arts in the Jurisprudence. She then went on to join New York University School of Law to study Masters of Law degree. While there, she worked as student clerk for one semester at United States Court of the Appeals for Second Circuit in offices of Sonia Sotomayor. After completing her studied from NYU, Amal practiced for three years at the Sullivan & Cromwell in the New York City.
She then worked at International Court of the Justice in the year 2004 and she was one of the NYU sponsored clerks at Court. She used to clerk under the Judge Vladen S. Vereschetin who is from Russia as well as Judge Nabil Elaraby from the Egypt. Currently, Amal is a barrister at the Doughty Street Chambers. She specializes in an international law, human rights, criminal law and extradition. Apart from that, Alamuddin is also an author. She has written articles as well as chapters on International criminal law. She has also edited the book which is entitled “The Law and Practice of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon”.
Previous to becoming the barrister, Amal used to work in the office of Prosecutor at UN Special Tribunal for the Lebanon as well as at International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia. Amal has been involved in the high profile cases. In addition to that, she has also been appointed to United Nations commissions as advisor to the Special Envoy Kofi Annan on the Syria and as a Counsel to 2013 Drone Inquiry by the UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into use of the drones in counter terrorism operations. Besides that, she has also given the lectures to the students on the international criminal law at the SAOS, The New School in the New York City, University of North Carolina at the Chapel Hill and The Hague Academy of International Law. Recently in August of 2014, she has been selected for the U.N.’s three member commission for looking into the various possible violations of rules of war in the Gaza during Israel-Gaza conflict.
To talk about her personal life, Amal has already engaged. She got engaged with George Clooney who is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. After being in relationship for six months, George proposed Amal. After that, she was spotted with an engagement ring during the time the couple was out for dinner with their friends. They were engaged on 28th April 2014 and later on 7th August of the same year, Amal and George got the marriage licenses at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of UK. The couple is expected to exchange their vows on 29th September, 2014 at the Ca’Farsetti in the Venice, Italy. Before that, George was married to Talia Baslam. Besides that, he was also in the relationship with Sarah Larson, Elisabeth Canalis and Stacy Keibler.
Prior to that, Amal is tall in height and she stands at five feet and eleven inches and has an amazing personality with wonderful body size has maintained her weight. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic. Amal is very beautiful and she is also said to have beauty with the brain. In the year 2013, Amal was voted as the hottest barrister in London by the legal blog, “Your Barrister Boyfriend”. Alamuddin is intelligent as well as a sweet girl. She has her own ideas and thought.
- British, Lebanese
- 1.73 m
- Lawyer, activist, author
- 58 kg
- Dark Brown
- George Clooney
- St Hugh's College, Oxford (2000), New York University School of Law
- Ramzi Alamuddin