Amal Clooney has been dishing out tips on how to make it as a high-flying lawyer.
The 37-year-old – who’s currently going head to head with Cherie Blair on a case concerning former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed – offered the advice to an Irish student during a UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.
‘I was asking her how to best go about practicing law in the international sphere and she was just saying to be determined and don't be deterred by statistics which obviously make it seem very difficult,’ revealed Caitrina Chahin.
Having just completed a master’s in International Human Rights Law at NUI Galway, it’s hardly surprising that Caitrina was eager to speak to Amal.
The blonde 23-year-old continued: ‘She told me that when she finished university she never had a 10-year plan and that you never know what opportunities will arise.’
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A quick look at Amal’s CV reveals that she has always been very driven to succeed.
The Oxford and NYU graduate’s first job after passing the New York State bar was a position at top firm Sullivan & Cromwell.
Amal - who always nails the balance between smart and chic when it comes to workwear - has since been involved in a number of United Nations tribunals and represented high-profile clients including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
‘She recommend that I qualify as a lawyer, solicitor or barrister, while I'm still in the academic mind-set basically and then I can always go back to working for NGOs,’ Caitrina told UTV Ireland.
‘And I told her I had dual citizenship so she said it would stand to me to do the New York or California bar as it doesn't take as long as it does in Ireland.'