Born in Edinburgh in 1989, Amal Sami El-Atrash gained her law degree in 2010 at the University of Glasgow. She obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2011 and a Masters Degree in International Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow in 2012. She is currently undertaking a preparatory course to requalify as a solicitor in England. Thereafter she plans to join her father, Advocate Sami Salem El-Atrash, and her uncle, Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash in legal practice in their Libyan and overseas law offices.
During her Honours degree Amal Sami El-Atrash studied for a year at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During this time she had the opportunity to visit the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. As a student, she also travelled to several countries to attend Global Young Leaders Conferences, Summits and the International Student Laureate Program. She visited Hungary in 2005, when she took part in a debate in the parliament, Australia in 2007, taking part in a simulated United Nations General Assembly in the parliament and South Africa in 2009, when she had the opportunity to visit the parliament, the high court and several non-governmental organisations. Amal travelled to China in 2012 to attend the International Student Laureate Program and visited Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong.