Lawson represents the whole student body as Student President and Chair of the AUSA Trustee Board. He sits on the AUSA Executive Committee, Student Council as well as a number of University appointed committees, including Court and Senate, representing the views of students to the University.

Lawson is a graduate of Law from the University of Benin, Nigeria, where he obtained an LLB (Hons) Degree in 2013. Thereafter he attended the Nigeria Law School Abuja Campus where he qualified as a Legal Practitioner. Before his election as the Student President, he was pursuing a LLM in Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Aberdeen.