About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Susan C. Wright
USC Gould School of Law
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Last Updated: May 26, 2022
Sue Wright joined the Gould faculty full-time in 2012 to work in Academic Success and teach Advanced Legal Writing. She was named Director of the Academic Success Program in 2020 and increased the resources available to Gould students by adding new workshops for 1Ls and bar programming for 3Ls. Most recently, in 2021, she collaborated with colleagues from Admissions, Student Care, and DEI to create Gould Preview, a new pre-orientation program for incoming students who would benefit from transitional support in addition to the regular JD orientation.
Before becoming a full-time faculty member, Wright was a lecturer at Gould for a decade, teaching upper-division Pretrial Advocacy and later first-year legal writing. Wright practiced in the area of litigation for more than 20 years, beginning her career as an employment law associate at Latham & Watkins and then focusing on antitrust and business matters while working in the Major Litigation Department of the Atlantic Richfield Company. She also litigated a variety of business cases in both state and federal courts for a boutique firm in Pasadena.
A magna cum laude graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Wright earned her JD from USC Gould School of Law in 1987, where she was a student Legal Writing instructor and a member of Order of the Coif and the Southern California Law Review staff.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Dean Andrew Guzman was quoted about the USC Gould JD Class Of 2025. “This is an important time to be studying law, as there is no profession that is more essential to the success of democracy,” he said. “Even the smallest legal changes can affect the lives of so many.”
"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).
"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.