Who is Amal Alamuddin?

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Amal Alamuddin is obviously a pretty special woman.

She's managed to get perpetual bachelor George Clooney to put a ring on her finger, after all.

But Alamuddin is a lot more than the latest beautiful woman to take her place on Clooney's arm: here's what you need to know. (Via YouTube / IBA Global Insight )Amal Alamuddin is obviously a pretty special woman.

She's managed to get perpetual bachelor George Clooney to put a ring on her finger, after all.

But Alamuddin is a lot more than the latest beautiful woman to take her place on Clooney's arm: here's what you need to know. (Via YouTube / IBA Global Insight )

"In a free society, you don't want the government to exercise an influence over judges."

Euronews reports The 36-year-old is an extremely successful international lawyer who's represented some pretty big names - including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (

Fox News reports Alamuddin was born in Lebanon and studied law at Oxford University and New York University School of Law.

And according to Forbes, after completing her education, she practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's New York office for several years.

From there, Alamuddin moved on London, where she now specializes in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law for the firm Doughty Street Chambers.

During her career, Alamuddin has advised United Nations former secretary-general Kofi Annan and Ukraine's ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as The Independent points out.

And ABC reports she has represented Assange in his fight against extradition from Sweden since 2011.

On top of all of that, Alamuddin is also a published scholarly writer.

She co-edited the book "The Special Tribunal for Lebanon" and co-authored an article in the Journal of International Criminal Justice. (Via Oxford University Press, Oxford Journal)

With all of these accomplishments under her belt, one of her colleagues had nothing but praise for the successful lawyer during an interview with the London Evening Standard. "She is a fabulously bright woman, she's independent and has a Rolls-Royce mind."

And while her fiance has a long list of impressive former flames, Alamuddin's isn't too shabby either. (Via CBS / "Late Show" )

According to several reports like Bloomberg's, she has been linked to Eric Schmidt, the director of Google, in the past. (Via )

Though Clooney has long preferred the actress/model types, like his most recent ex Stacy Kiebler, many say the actor really needed a woman of substance - like Alamuddin - to get him to finally commit. (Via People)

And they have a lot in common too - As CNN notes, both Clooney and Alamuddin share a passion for human rights.

So if anyone could steal the elusive George Clooney's heart, it would definitely be someone who's both brilliant and beautiful. Life's just not fair.

Who is Amal Alamuddin?
Lawyer Amal Alamuddin is pictured during a press conference in London on November 5, 2012. The British law firm that employs George Clooney's girlfriend Amal Alamuddin confirmed on Monday April 28, 2014, that the couple were engaged and offered its congratulations. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, C, Leaves Britain's Royal Courts Of Justice with lawyer Amal Alamuddin After His Extradition Appeal Was Heard In Central London, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Assange Is Fighting Extradition To Sweden On The Grounds That The Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Laid Against Him There Don'T Amount To A Crime. Assange'S Repeated Disclosures Of Classified U.S. Documents Have Infuriated The Pentagon And Energized Critics Of American Foreign Policy, But Allegations That The 40-Year-Old Australian Molested Two Women During A Trip To Scandinavia Last Year Have Tarnished His Reputation And Cast A Shadow Over His Future. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)
Laywers Amal Alamuddin (L) and Geoffrey Robertson QC (C) address a press conference with Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of imprisoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in London on November 5, 2012. Eugenia Tymoshenko was in London to drum up support for her imprisoned mother, who announced she was going on hunger strike to protest the results of legislative elections won by the ruling party of President Viktor Yanukovych. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: Amal Alamuddin leaving Berners Tavern restaurant on October 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Amal Alamuddin is seen outside her hotel on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Amal Alamuddin is seen outside her hotel on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file, director and actor George Clooney attends the premiere of "The Monuments Men" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Clooney, 52, Hollywood’s most determined bachelor famous for a litany of fleeting loves, has taken himself off the romantic market and proposed to 36-year-old attorney, Amal Alamuddin. A spokesman for the Oscar-winning actor and producer did not respond to requests for comment Monday, April 28, 2014. ( (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
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