Stephanie Croney received her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in May 2016. While attending Howard University School of Law, Stephanie served as the Public Relation’s chair for the University’s Family Law Society, where she organized events advocating for reform in Family Law. Stephanie has also served as a summer law clerk for the United States Attorney General Office for the Southern District of California. While there, she was able to assist AUSA’s ongoing human trafficking cases by drafting research memoranda and court motions. During her second year of law school, Stephanie was the judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Robert Rigsby at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, conducted research and drafted orders regarding family and juvenile matters. In 2015, she worked as summer law clerk for the California Office of the Attorney General, where she argued before the California Court of Appeals and drafted numerous appellate briefs on behalf of the government. During her last year of law school, Stephanie worked for the Howard Clinical Law Center’s Child Welfare Clinic, where she has zealously represented parents and guardians accused of child neglect and at risk of losing their families.
Prior to attending law school, Stephanie received her Masters of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University. Her graduate research focused on the impact of sexual trauma on female juvenile delinquents. During her graduate studies, Stephanie served as a research assistant to Professor Sarah Giordano for the “Race, Gender, and Biometrics” study analyzing research data from facial recognition software and creating a literary review. Stephanie has also served as a graduate assistant to Dr. Kimala Price to facilitate Dr. Price’s Women, Law, and Policy course, where she instructed undergraduate students about reproductive justice. During her undergraduate education, Stephanie has volunteered as a sexual assault advocate for San Bernardino Sexual Assault services, where she handled the 24 hour crisis hotline and emergency response at hospital sites. Stephanie also had the opportunity to participate in the University of California District of Columbia Program, where she worked as a victim’s services intern for Safe Shores: D.C. Child Advocacy Center. Stephanie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a degree concentration in Law and Society from the University of California Riverside.