George Clooney's wife, human rights attorney Amal, has landed a new job as a visiting lecturer at New York's prestigious Columbia Law School.

The Brit will join the faculty this spring (15) as a senior fellow with the school's Human Rights Institute.

In a statement, Amal Clooney writes, "It is an honour to be invited as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School alongside such a distinguished faculty and talented student pool.

"I look forward to getting to know the next generation of human rights advocates studying here."

The attorney, who wed the actor and activist in September (14), previously represented WikiLeaks owner Julian Assange and is currently representing Armenia's interests as she attempts to force officials in countries such as Turkey to accept the mass killing and forced deportation of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and the mid-1920s was an act of genocide.