Amal Alamuddin, the noted human rights lawyer who married Hollywood star George Clooney last year, will be settling down in New York City for the spring, as she’s taken a visiting professorship at Columbia Law School.

Amal Alamuddin Coming To Columbia

Last Friday, Columbia University announced that Alamuddin would be a visitor to the faculty and a senior fellow with the Law School’s Human Rights Institute. During her stay at the New York City college, she will lecture on human rights law at Columbia Law School.

“It is an honor to be invited as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School alongside such a distinguished faculty and talented student pool,” Alamuddin, 37, said in a statement. “I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here.”

Aladmuddin studied and graduated from Oxford and the New York University School of Law. After graduating from NYU, Alamuddin worked for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor when she was an federal appeals-court judge in the city, and also previously worked for a major New York law firm.


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These days, as a high-profile international lawyer, Alamuddin has served as a senior adviser to U.N. envoy on Syria Kofi Annan and represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In recent months, she represented Armenia in a genocide trial.

While Alamuddin teaches at NYU, Clooney will be filming in the Big Apple. The film, Money Monster, also stars Julia Roberts and has Jodie Foster directing.

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