Boston University School of Law
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Gary S. Lawson

Philip S. Beck Professor of Law
Professor of Law

BA, summa cum laude, Claremont Men's College
JD, Yale Law School

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Phone: 617-353-3812

Areas of Interest:

  • Constitutional Theory
  • Administrative Law
  • Jurisprudence

Recent Course Topics:

  • Administrative Law
  • Property Law
  • Evidence

Gary Lawson came to Boston University in January 2000; he was named the Philip S. Beck Professor of Law in 2012. He has authored six editions of a textbook on administrative law, co-authored two books on aspects of constitutional history, and authored or co-authored more than seventy scholarly articles.  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, a reference tool for legal scholars.

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. Prior to joining the BU Law faculty, Professor Lawson taught at Northwestern University School of Law, where he earned three of the School's most prestigious teaching awards.


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