I'm from Dublin in Ireland. I've been living in the US for an umber of years now. I went into law as an undergrad, but I don't think I ever had the sense that I was going to practice law in the traditional sense; I was more interested in legal philosophy and how law can shape society.
When studying in Spain, I had the opportunity to take classes that were a little broader than just law -- international relations, international development theory, political science, etcetera, and that led me to branch out during my master's [degree], studying war and the drivers of conflict, security, and development. I thought I'd left the law behind me, but the discipline had stuck. It was in combining the two that led me into the rule of law world.
Read more of Fiona's interview in Speaking Their Peace.