OBF Fellows Scholarship Recipient
Name: S. Grace Williams
Hometown: Bethany, Oklahoma
Law School: Oklahoma City University
Grad Year: May 2019
What field of law are you studying: It’s more about connecting with clients than a specific area of law.
Where did you attend undergrad: Southern Nazarene University
What was your Major/Minor: Sociology with minor in Spanish
What year did you Graduate: May 2015
What are your short-term and long-term goals, professionally & personally?
My goal is to serve vulnerable populations to ensure that every person has access to justice no matter what their means and circumstances. I enjoy working with clients on individual problems that improve the circumstances of their life. I hope to work for a non-profit providing legal services to low-income clients.
What made you decide to attend law school?
I decided to attend law school after an internship with the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s office in the Juvenile Division. I worked on deprived cases and I was inspired by the attorney’s there who had so many flexible skills to help their young clients. They could speak and play with the children in a loving, trauma-informed way and then turn around and be a strong, intelligent advocate in the courtroom.
What historical figure inspires you and why?
Gandhi because he changed the world with nonviolence.
What is the most important thing you have learned in law school or undergrad?
To get anywhere worth going, you just need to be kind and disciplined.