Stephenson has a unique blend of formal training and
education in various courses in the area of social sciences and law at the university level, as well as practical teaching experience at the college and
university level. He graduated from McMaster University in
1987 with of a B.A. in Social Science. From 1988 to 1991, he attended
University of Toronto Law School, graduating with his LLB. He was called
to the bar in 1992.
1993 until, 1998, Stephenson ran a successful sole practitioner legal
practice in Brampton, Ontario. He practiced in a variety of areas
including Corporate and Small Business Law; Real Estate Law; Estate Law;
Employment Law; Administrative Law; Tort Law; Small Claims Court Law; Criminal
Law and; Family Law.
1998, he decided to devote himself to teaching full time and since
then has taught law courses at both the college and university level, in
conventional classroom formats, as well as online and through distance learning.
Stephenson also has done private corporate training through the Canadian
Institute of Traffic and Transportation, in the area of Transportation Law.
2017, he co-authored Canadian Business
Law Today, a textbook specifically designed for courses that require
concise business law coverage. Fundamental topics of Canadian business law such
as the court and legal system, tort law, contract law, employment law, property
law, and business organization are introduced and discussed, with Stephenson being the lead author on all chapters dealing with contract law.