Stephen Rawson

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Stephen Rawson earned his undergraduate degree in physics with honors from Duke University in 2005.  He taught 7th grade science in Louisville, Kentucky for two years, during which time he earned a master’s degree from the University of Louisville.  Mr. Rawson returned to Duke and earned his law degree with honors in 2010.  During law school, he served as Chairman of the Moot Court Board and participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he successfully argued a criminal case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Prior to joining Tharrington Smith, Mr. Rawson served for one year as the Dean’s Fellow at Duke University School of Law, and for two years as a law clerk to Justice Robin Hudson on the North Carolina Supreme Court.  He practices Education Law, and lives with his wife and two young sons in Durham.

Education

Duke University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor 2010
  • with honors
  • Chairman of the Moot Court Board
  • participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he successfully argued a criminal case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

University of Louisville

  • Masters in Education, 2007
  • Duke University

    • BS in Physics 2005
    • with honors

Appellate Decisions & Opinions:

  • State v. Daniels, No. 15-1085, NC Court of Appeals (March 15, 2016)
  • Faires, et al v. State Board of Elections, et al., No. 84A16, NC Supreme Court (May 6, 2016)
  • State v. Navarro, No. 15-1065, NC Court of Appeals (June 7, 2016)

Clerkships & Fellowships

  • Dean’s Fellow at Duke University School of Law
  • Law Clerk to Justice Robin Hudson on the North Carolina Supreme Court (2 years)

Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Education Law Section Member, Young Lawyers Division Member
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar

Publications

  • Troubleshooting Contracts for Cloud-Based Products and Services, Education Law, the newsletter of the North Carolina Bar Association Education Law Section, November 2015

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srawson@tsmithlaw.com
919-821-4711

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