Amal Clooney to teach human rights at Columbia University

Just last week, George Clooney revealed that his wife Amal Clooney was 'the smart one' in the marriage and it seems he wasn't exaggerating one bit as it has been revealed that the human rights lawyer will join the faculty of Columbia University as a visiting lecturer.

Columbia University announced on Friday that Amal, 37, will lecture on human rights in the spring. She will also serve as a senior fellow with the law school's Human Rights Institute.


Amal Clooney will teach at Columbia University in the spring

"It is an honour to be invited as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School alongside such a distinguished faculty and talented student pool," said George's wife in a statement released by the law school. "I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here."

Amal's impressive curriculum makes her the ideal candidate for the job. She has served as a senior adviser to Kofi Annan and represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in extradition proceedings. She has also handled numerous cases before the International Criminal Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

George Clooney's wife is a human rights lawyer

"We are privileged to have an international human rights practitioner of Amal Clooney's stature join our faculty," said Professor Sarah H. Cleveland, the Louis Henkin professor of human and constitutional rights and faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute.

"Her extensive experience advocating before UN and regional human rights mechanisms complements our existing offerings and will enrich the experience of our students."

The couple married in Venice last September

London-based Amal's latest adventure couldn't come at a better time. Her husband, George, 53, is currently based in New York, where he is filming his latest project, Money Monster.

The newlyweds have been pictured together in recent weeks enjoying cosy dinners in the Big Apple. Just last month, they celebrated their first Valentine's Day as a married couple at George's favourite Sushi restaurant in Los Angeles.