Ms. Stano also maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on breach of contract and prisoners’ rights actions, and frequently co-authors articles relating to developments in federal and California state practices.
Ms. Stano graduated from Hamilton College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Government and earned her J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where she served as the Symposium Editor on the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, a team member on the Reform of Tanzanian Criminal Procedure Project under Professor Ronald J. Allen, a clinical student in the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, a judicial extern for the Honorable Young B. Kim of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and a research assistant to multiple professors. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Stano worked as a special education teacher in Chicago.