By Javeon Johnson
5. Interesting Facts
2. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War.
When she was two years old, her family moved to a London suburb.
3. She has represented many high-profile clients.
Amal was part of the team that represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his extradition trial. Other big-deal clients include former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, Enron, and the state of Cambodia. She is also representing jailed Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
4. She interned with future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Back then, she was a student at NYU School of Law.
5. Her parents have had glittering careers too.
Her father is a retired business professor at the American University of Beirut. Her mother is a journalist, broadcaster, and editor at al-Hayat newspaper, and has interviewed many heads of state.