By Javeon Johnson
QUICK FACTSNAME: Amal Alamuddin ClooneyOCCUPATION: Activist, Lawyer BIRTH DATE: February 3, 1978 (age 37) EDUCATION: New York University Law School, Oxford University PLACE OF BIRTH: Beirut, LebanonAKA: Amal Clooney MAIDEN NAME: Amal Ramzi Alamuddin FULL NAME: Amal Ramzi Alamuddin Clooney ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
Carter: Amal attended Oxford University on an Exhibition Scholarship. She graduated from St. Hugh's College at Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence in 2000.
She attended New York University School of Law beginning in 2001 and graduated with a Masters in Laws degree.
During her time at NYU, Alamuddin worked clerkships in both the International Court of Justice and United States Court of Appeals.She carried out one of her clerkships in the offices of Sonia Sotomayor, who is today a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
She moved to London in 2010 to begin work as a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Different than a lawyer in U.S. courts, a barrister can speak in court on behalf of clients but does not seek out or work with them directly. That role is held by a solicitor, another type of legal representative.