Amal Clooney Becomes a Columbia Law School Professor
It's no secret that Amal Clooney has quite the impressive resume. The London-based barrister has worked on her fair share of high-profile cases, many of which, including representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in extradition proceedings and representing Armenia at the European Court of Human Rights in a genocide trial, have garnered international attention. And now, the newlywed is adding another title to the list: Columbia University professor.
The school announced on Friday that Clooney will be joining the school as a visiting faculty member and senior fellow at New York's Columbia Law School this spring. She will lecture on human rights as well as speak to students at the university's human rights clinic. "It is an honor to be invited as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School alongside such a distinguished faculty and talented student pool," she said in a statement. "I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here."
Clooney's new role will be a homecoming of sorts—she attended New York University for law school and practiced in N.Y.C. for a few years after. Conveniently, husband George Clooney will be in the city as well, where he's filming his newest film Money Monster.