Gary Lawson obtained his JD from Yale University. He became a member of the faculty at Boston University School of Law in 2000, having previously spent eleven years at Northwestern University School of Law. He was honored with the title of William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor in 2022. Over the course of his career, he has authored or co-authored nine editions of a textbook on administrative law, another on constitutional law, five books published by university presses, and has contributed to more than one hundred scholarly articles covering a wide range of legal topics. Notably, his works have been referenced in nineteen opinions by Justices of the United States Supreme Court.
Early in his career, Professor Lawson had the privilege of clerking for Justice Antonin Scalia, serving first at the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and later at the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, he has played a significant role in the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies as a founding member and member of the Board of Directors, and he also contributes to the Heritage Guide to the Constitution as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board.