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Editor: Paul L. Caron, Dean
Pepperdine University School of Law

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Amal Clooney And Me

ClooneyI was happy that a student bid $100 at our public interest law fundraising auction for dinner for four with my wife and me.  Until I read this:  New York Daily News Page Six, Law Student Bids $8K For Lunch With Amal Clooney at Columbia Auction:

A Columbia law student will be sipping champagne with professor Amal Clooney at Jean-Georges for the low price of $8,100. According to sources, one of the items up for bid at Columbia Law School’s Public Interest Law Foundation auction on Thursday was lunch at the swanky French eatery with Clooney and human rights professor Sarah Cleveland. ...

has been a visiting professor at Columbia since 2015. She co-teaches a human rights course with Cleveland.

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Paul I'd rather lunch with you than Amal Clooney. No joke.

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Mar 20, 2019 4:07:19 AM

Maybe the student bidder thought George C. would also be attending.

Posted by: Michael Cicchini | Mar 20, 2019 9:14:40 AM

Never heard of her.

Posted by: Cheyanna Jaffke | Mar 20, 2019 11:53:44 AM

Hey, when Columbia Law costs $97,850 PER YEAR what's another $8k for lunch?

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Mar 21, 2019 6:38:52 AM