Gary Lawson is a Professor of Law and Abraham & Lillian Benton Scholar at Boston University School of Law. He clerked twice for Antonin Scalia, first at the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and later at the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of the textbook Federal Administrative Law as well as two other books, The Origins of the Necessary and Proper Clause (Cambridge University Press, 2010), with Geoffrey Miller, Robert Natelson, and Guy Seidman; and The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History (Yale University Press, 2004), with Guy Seidman.

He has also written numerous articles on constitutional interpretation for journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, and many others. He graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude from Claremont Men’s College and holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.