AMAL CLOONEY is turning her hand to teaching, lecturing in human rights at New York’s Columbia Law School. The eminent lawyer and author will begin teaching this spring as a senior fellow with the law school’s Human Rights Institute.
“It is an honour to be invited as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School alongside such a distinguished faculty and talented student pool,” Clooney said in a statement released by the law school to The New York Post. “I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here.”
She previously served as senior adviser to UN envoy Kofi Annan, represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his extradition proceedings and is currently involved in negotiations to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece – even if the press are largely preoccupied by what she is wearing and what her husband has to say about her.
“We are privileged to have an international human rights practitioner of Amal Clooney’s stature join our faculty,” Professor Sarah H. Cleveland – the Louis Henkin professor of human and constitutional rights and faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute, whose course Clooney will lecture on – added. “Her extensive experience advocating before UN and regional human rights mechanisms complements our existing offerings and will enrich the experience of our students.”
Clooney’s book, The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law, will be released by Oxford University Press this year.