Select Page

Amanda Stephens

Law Success Instructor


Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Gender Studies, Political Science Minor, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2021
  • J.D., Gender Studies Minor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • M.A., English, Marshall University, 2010
  • B.A., English, Marshall University, 2008

License to Practice

  • Indiana (inactive)
  • Texas (active)

Specialties and Courses

  • Legal Communication, Analysis, and Professionalism (LCAP)


Stephens joined St. Mary’s University School of Law as a Law Success Instructor in 2022.Before joining St. Mary’s, Stephens practiced general civil litigation at Ferguson law (Bloomington, Indiana) and insurance litigation defense at Valdez & Treviño (San Antonio. Texas). Throughout and after law school, she has also engaged in various pro bono activities in mostly of the area of family law and served on local city boards. Stephens is licensed to practice in Indiana, Texas, and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas. Stephens grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, where she earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from Marshall University. Thereafter, she obtained her J.D. and Ph.D. in Gender Studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. Her qualitative research centers on women volunteers in northern India who navigate India’s patriarchal societies. In her free time, Stephens enjoys weightlifting; being outdoors; and spending time with her spouse, three dogs, and cat.

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Grant, Indiana University-Bloomington, India, 2017
  • Critical Language Enhancement Award—Hindi, Indiana University-Bloomington, India, 2016
  • Critical Language Scholarship—Hindi, Indiana University-Bloomington, India, 2015
  • Kenneth and Louise Yahne Fellowship, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2014
  • National Association for Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2014
  • Terry and Judy Albright Pro Bono Publico and Public Interest Award, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2014
  • Robert McConnell Memorial Scholarship, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2013
  • A* (Highest Grade in Class) in Feminist Jurisprudence, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2013


  • Women Volunteers’ Navigation of Patriarchy and Respectability in Rajasthan, Indiana University-Bloomington, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (2022). (Doctoral Dissertation.)
  • Review of Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality, and Collective Security, by Gina Heathcote and Dianna Otto, eds, Feminist Review (Mar. 2017).
  • Women with Short Hair, Marshall University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (2010). (M. A. Thesis.)