Gary Lawson

Prof. Gary Lawson

Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Philip S. Beck Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Gary Lawson joined the Boston University School of Law faculty in 2000, after eleven years at Northwestern University School of Law.  In 2022, he was named a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor.  He has authored or co-authored nine editions of a textbook on administrative law, a textbook on constitutional law, five university press books and more than one hundred scholarly articles on topics ranging from aspects of constitutional theory and history to the proof of legal propositions. His works have been cited in twenty-one opinions of United States Supreme Court Justices.  Professor Lawson twice clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, first at the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then at the United States Supreme Court.  He is a founding member, and serves on the Board of Directors, of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Heritage Guide to the Constitution.



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