Amal Ramzi Alamuddin, a 36 year old London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure in international refugee and human rights law has gone against the trend for professional women in her field and married… an actor.
Amal is an educated and successful Lebanese career woman who has been long admired. The high-flying barrister has notched up many career highs, including representing the controversial WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange, and also has multilingual fluency in English, French and Arabic. Amal attended St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, earning her BA/LLB and receiving the Exhibitioner, Shrigley Award. She also attended New York University School of Law earning her LLM and receiving the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award. She is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition.
A true testament to her character is her decision to find time to serve on the expert panel of Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (formed by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague) to gather evidence of sexual crimes committed in conflict zones.
Little is known of Amal’s earlier relationships (we assume she was climbing that corporate ladder and smashing glass ceilings) but she’s tying the knot with an actor in Venice, whose name is George Clooney, we’re told. He had a well known aunt Rosemary Clooney, a singer and actress so famous she appeared opposite Bing Crosby in White Christmas.
George was born in Kentucky and while his dad Nick has had real jobs as a Journalist who became a TV Anchorman George has drifted a bit. He said he is excited to be marrying up to somebody with a profession and he has got to the age where he needs the security of a partner with a steady income. In George’s defence he does seem to have good instincts supporting the Democratic Party and being friends with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. He also seems to do a bit for charity. George seems nice enough but a bit clingy as he always seems to be in the background in every photo of Amal. Nonetheless we wish George and Amal all happiness in their marriage, he is by all accounts one lucky guy.
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