London Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Is Engaged

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April 28 2014 10:55 AM

London Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Is Engaged

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Alamuddin, left, at a 2012 press conference related to the imprisonment of former Ukranian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

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She was educated at St Hugh's College, Oxford University, and New York University School of Law and speaks Arabic and French fluently, according to the law firm's website.
Alamuddin has advised United Nations former secretary-general Kofi Annan on Syria, represented Ukraine's ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in challenging her detention before the European Court of Human Rights and has also represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in extradition proceedings.
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Her husband-to-be is an American actor and director who played "Kip Howard" on the television mystery program Murder, She Wrote.

*Correction, April 28, 2014: This post originally misstated that Amal Alamuddin clerked for Justice Sotomayor. Alamuddin worked in Sotomayor's office while attending a New York University School of Law LL.M. post-graduate program.

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