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. Ms. Stano also served as 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 while in law school. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Stano worked as a teacher in Chicago.