YJEC Director

Megan Stanton-Trehan 

Clinical Director, Youth Justice Education Clinic 
Founders Hall 240
213.736.1325
megan.stanton-trehan@lls.edu

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Megan Stanton-Trehan

Background

Megan Stanton-Trehan is an Adjunct Professor and the Director of the Youth Justice Education Clinic ("YJEC") at Loyola Law School. She represents system-involved youth in special education, school discipline, and regional center proceedings. Through YJEC, she seeks to train the next generation of public interest lawyers to advocate for youth. Stanton-Trehan has extensive experience in public interest law and policy focusing on education issues for system-involved youth. She previously worked as a staff attorney in the Education Program at the Alliance for Children's Rights ("ACR"), directly serving clients and simultaneously supporting ACR's local and state policy initiatives. Prior to her time at ACR, she worked for the California Department of Finance in the Education Systems Unit focusing on implementing Governor Brown’s signature education finance reform the Local Control Funding Formula (“LCFF”). Stanton-Trehan started her legal career as a staff attorney at Legal Services of Northern California. Stanton-Trehan is a passionate advocate for youth and a firm believer in the power of education to change the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. In addition to managing the YJEC, she teaches Education and the Law. She is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. in History with a minor in English).