Liz Stevens – Scholarship Highlights

Name: Liz Stevens

Scholarship: Fellows

Hometown: Norman, OK

Law School: OU

Grad Year: 2019

What field of law are you studying: International Human Rights Law

Where did you attend undergrad: OU

What was your Major/Minor: European History

What year did you Graduate: 2011

What are your short-term and long-term goals, professionally & personally?

I want to find a job in the international human rights field that allows me to travel around the world. Personally, I would like to travel to 100 countries by the time I turn 50 and eventually visit every country in the world.

What made you decide to attend law school?

Prior to attending law school, I lived in both Rwanda and Russia- two countries that have less than perfect human rights records. I wanted to have a career where I could help people in countries like those, and getting a law degree seemed like the best option to facilitate that goal.

What historical figure inspires you and why?

Eleanor Roosevelt inspires me because of her independence and ability to change the world. She made a huge impact on human rights and women’s rights in a time when women were still considered second class citizens.

What is the most important thing you have learned in law school or undergrad?

The most important thing I have learned in law school is how to think critically.

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