Amal Alamuddin is more than Mrs. Clooney. She’s one of the brilliant lawyers with a great heart and compassion, not to mention a chic style!
12 Reasons Why Amal Alamuddin Clooney Is a Superwoman
There are bosses, and there ARE girl bosses. What sets the two apart? The latter always exceed their own and people’s expectations. They work hard and play hard, and they have an incredible fashion sense that speaks so much of their vibrant, no-nonsense personality. One of these fantastic women is Amal Alamuddin, an international and human rights lawyer. Although known to many as Mrs. Clooney, she’s more than just the gorgeous wife of one of the hottest men in the world:
1. She’s got an amazing education
Amal received a fantastic education in both London and New York. She studied and graduated law in St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, and proceeded to take her master’s at New York University School of Law. In between, she received awards such as Shrigley and an exhibition, which is given when you really excel in class.
2. She’s a barrister in London
She works as a barrister in Bar of England and Wales and practices in Doughty Street Chambers. Barristers are no ordinary lawyers as they are the ones appointed as judges later on. And they have to be so well-versed with the law others call them legal scholars!
3. She used to work at the Hague
The Hague is the home of the International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice, which works with the United Nations and states (or nations), especially on disputes. She served as a judicial clerk and worked in the Office of the Prosecutor.
4. She held several important jobs in the United Nations
How many of us can claim they’ve ever been to the UN office? I’d been to New York and saw the building, but that’s about it. But Amal? She didn’t just receive an invite, she also worked there! She was a special envoy to former secretary general Kofi Annan, advised the council on Syrian issues, and served as a counsel during the 2013 drone inquiry. Today, she stirs the UN to fight against the ISIS and holds the record as being the first lawyer to sue the terrorists for crimes against the Yazidis and humanity (slow clap here!).
5. She handles some of the high-profile cases in the world
When you have already worked at the Hague, serves as a barrister in the UK, and held many positions in the UN, it’s safe to say you’re no ordinary lawyer. Amal Alamuddin Clooney has handled some of the high-profile cases in the world such as that of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks editor in chief, against extradition from Sweden and represented the entire country of Armenia for genocide crimes. Whew!
6. She fights a lot of causes
Do you know her friends in college used to call her “Just Cause”? It looks like Amal Alamuddin doesn’t run out of advocacies and causes to fight. She champions Syrian refugees, Yazidis against ISIS, modern slavery, and women’s rights.
7. She’s a teacher too
There’s no stopping Amal Clooney from doing what she wants. When she’s not in the courtroom, you’ll find her in the classroom. She became a co-professor, a visiting faculty and a lecturer for human rights laws in the UK and the United States.
8. Her street style is on point
Amal Alamuddin doesn’t just shine in her work, but she also sparkles in her outfits. Her work outfits have always been classy, favoring tailored pieces paired with heels or dresses. But her street style is one she does so effortlessly too. Just look at her!
9. She’s a glowing mom-to-be
Being pregnant isn’t easy, more so if you’re carrying twins, so it’s a huge surprise to see her looking so comfortable, stylish, and confident. I’d love to know her secret.
9. She stands by her man
Let’s face it, with or without George Clooney, Amal is THE woman, but she makes sure to be there for her gorgeous partner as often as possible, such as during red carpet events (although she can manage to look ethereal standing there by herself too).
10. She looks beautiful even with no makeup
I have to be honest. Looking good is a challenge when you’re not getting enough sleep, so I am curious how Amal can look so pretty with no makeup on. Come on, Amal, share your secrets! While we’re waiting to know the deets, perhaps, ladies, we can learn this makeup trick. 😉
11. She loves her family
Amal never forgets her family and always bring them to special events. She’s very close to her sisters, and definitely, the love is mutual because they’re her greatest fans.
12. She loves to eat
Despite her lean frame, she likes to eat – a lot! She loves to dine on some wine and a variety of Italian dishes especially when she and George are in Lake Como. We absolutely don’t know how she doesn’t gain weight, but we’re sure she enjoys the food, and we should too!
From her superstar status as an impeccable humans rights lawyer to her amazing style, here are some of the best reasons why you can’t help but fall in love with Amal Alamuddin:
Who doesn’t want to be like Amal Alamuddin? I sure do! I guess we can’t all be lawyers and serve in the international courts, but we can learn an important lesson from her: you can always succeed when you do what is right, chase after your dreams, and keep your self-worth.
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