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Susan C. Wright
USC Gould School of Law

Susan C. Wright

Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Academic Success

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 320

Last Updated: July 17, 2020




Susan Wright was appointed associate professor of lawyering skills and assistant director of academic support in February 2015. In 2018 she was appointed professor of lawyering skills.  She served as academic support counselor from March 2013 to January 2015 and interim academic support counselor from July 2012 to February 2013. She previously taught first-year legal writing and advocacy and upper-division Pretrial Advocacy.

Wright has practiced in the area of litigation for more than 20 years. She specialized in employment litigation as an associate with Latham & Watkins, and then focused on antitrust and business matters while working in the Major Litigation Department of the Atlantic Richfield Company. Most recently, she has been litigating a variety of business cases in both state and federal courts with a small firm in Pasadena.

A magna cum laude graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Wright earned her JD from USCGould School of Law in 1987, where she was a member of Order of the Coif and the Southern California Law Review staff.

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West Central Tribune
September 7, 2021
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the hypocrisy of certain laws in Texas. "You have to hand it to those Texans," she wrote. "On one hand, they believe in liberty — to not wear a mask. But for the victim of rape or incest to have control over her body? No way."

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