Amal Clooney Hot For (Columbia) Teacher

3/7/2015 3:08 PM PST

Amal Clooney -- Hot For (Columbia) Teacher

Amal Clooney's students at Columbia are gonna have trouble paying attention to her lectures ... at least if this photo of George Clooney's wife out on the town is any indication.

Amal cruised around the Upper East Side on Friday ... a few hours after it was announced she'd be teaching a course on Human Rights Law at Columbia in the spring. 

... 'cause Ivy League law schools didn't have enough going for them.