Amal Alamuddin Lands Teaching Gig at Columbia Law School: Get the Details!

Amal Clooney teaching at Columbia
George Clooney's wife, Amal Alamuddin, has landed a teaching job as a visiting faculty member at Columbia Law School in NYC GC Images/Getty Images

Amal Alamuddin's an Ivy Leaguer! The human rights attorney — who just happens to be married to Hollywood royalty George Clooney — has a new job teaching at Columbia Law School in New York City, the university announced on Friday, March 6.

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According to a press release about the news, Alamuddin will be a visiting faculty member for the upcoming spring semester, lecturing on human rights law as part of Professor Sarah H. Cleveland's human rights course. She'll also work as a senior fellow for the school's Human Rights Institute and speak about litigation strategies at the Human Rights Clinic.

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

Interestingly, New York City is where Alamuddin spent the first years of her career. Per the release, while she received her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Oxford in England, she got her Masters of Laws degree at NYU.

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During her time in the states, she worked for then-future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor before going on to work at the prestigious Sullivan & Cromwell. As noted in Columbia's announcement, she has since served as an adviser to the UN and various governments and human rights panels around the globe. 

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Her latest gig coincides with Clooney's New York filming schedule for the Jodie Foster-directed thriller Money Monster. As previously reported, the Oscar winner and his wife have been spotted hitting the town in recent days with friends including Bill Murray and Paul McCartney.

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