In honor of Amal Clooney’s birthday, we wanted to take a minute and appreciate her stellar roster of accomplishments—none of which have anything to do with her famous husband. Here, 4 interesting facts about Amal to inspire some serious drive in the career department.
FACT: Amal has attended some of the world's most prestigious schools including St. Hugh's College in Oxford where she was given a scholarship for her top ranking exam scores. As if that wasn't impressive enough, she also attended New York University's School of Law and served as a clerk to Sonia Sotomayor, who is now on the Supreme Court of the United States.
FACT: In a philanthropic partnership with 100 Lives she created the Amal Clooney Scholarship which is responsible for sending one female student from Lebanon to college each year.
FACT: Ms. Clooney is part of Columbia University's visiting faculty and comes to New York City to lecture students on human rights laws.
FACT: In addition to her post as a barrister in London, Amal has been appointed to multiple United Nations commissions and counts high-profile cases (like representing Julian Assange of WikiLeaks) as part of her portfolio.
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