Stephen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in political science and Spanish. While at the University of Connecticut, Stephen was the president of Pi Sigma Alpha fraternity, a member of the Honor Council, and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Before attending law school, Stephen supervised a group of forty volunteers to establish a new church on his alma mater's campus. At William & Mary, he was inducted into the Order of the Coif, a Note Editor of the William & Mary Law Review, the vice president of the Student Bar Association, and a member of the George Wythe Society of Citizen Lawyers. He was also a talented oralist on the Moot Court Team, securing two awards for "Best Oral Advocate" during the 2010-11 competition season. Stephen was a 2009 summer clerk with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Norfolk, Virginia and was a spring extern in 2010 at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newport News, Virginia. He was a summer associate with the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins in summer 2010 and joined the firm after completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Henry Hudson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
His Own Words
"William & Mary has proven to be more than a place of education; it is a place of facilitation. Whether meeting one-on-one to review course-related questions, offering career and clerkship guidance, or opening their homes to share a meal, faculty and administrators alike are committed to, and seem to take pride in, ensuring the success of William & Mary students. It is their dedication that makes this school an ideal place to receive a legal education."