Dickson is currently in his final year of his LLM degree at the University of Pretoria. He holds an LLB Bachelor of Laws Honours degree from the University of Witwatersrand (2010). Dickson previously worked as a Research assistant at M/S Bakiza & Co Advocates and as legal clerk at Buganda Road court all in Kampala, Uganda. He has experience with organisations like the Uganda Human Rights Commission. He has a special interest in international humanitarian law.