Dr Olivarius talks to her Oxford alma mater about her life’s journey, and the key experiences that shaped her understanding of the law and how to make it work for everyone.
“During her interview for the scholarship, she was asked, “Ann, you’re sueing Yale for sex discrimination. You may have good grounds for doing so. But how do we know that if you go to Oxford you won’t sue the Rhodes Trust for the same thing?” She replied, “You’re telling me that I shouldn’t use the law as a tool, that if there are illegalities and injustices at Oxford I should just look the other way? What kind of person would I be if I did that?”