Lwando Xaso obtained her LLB at the University of Johannesburg in 2005. In 2006, she started her articles and practised at Norton Rose Fulbright until 2009. In 2009 she pursued an LLM in constitutional and administrative law at the University of Cape Town where she also worked as a researcher. In 2011 she had the privilege of clerking at the Constitutional Court for Justice Edwin Cameron. In 2012 she was awarded the Franklin Thomas Fellowship by the Constitutional Court Trust to study at the University of Notre Dame where, in 2013 she received an LLM in international law.

She contributed to the book One Law One Nation and frequently writes on topics of constitutional and international law for the Sunday Independent. In 2013 she worked as a senior researcher for the Public Service Remuneration Review Commission tasked with the transformation of the public service and was also a researcher to former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo. Currently she is a senior associate at ENS.