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Susan C. Wright

Susan C. Wright

Professor of Lawyering Skills and Assistant Director of Academic Support

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

Last Updated: August 30, 2019




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.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Wall Street Journal
October 14, 2019
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how to distribute taxes across income group. He commented on Messrs. Saez and Zucman’s book on this topic. "Book is best appreciated as a window into the burdens imposed at the very top end and there, of course, the book is devastating” in showing low tax rates, said Kleinbard. “It’s simply not asking or answering the separate question, which is: What is the net well-being of America’s lowest-income people?"

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
July, 2019

Nomi Stolzenberg, "Anne Dailey and the New Fictionalism," 36th Annual Congress of Law and Mental Health, Rome, Italy.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Effects of the Putative Confession Instruction on Perceptions of Children's True and False Statements" (with Jennifer Gongola and Nicholas Scurich), Applied Cognitive Psychology 33 (2019): 655.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Children’s Concealment of a Minor Transgression: The Role of Age, Maltreatment, and Executive Functioning" (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams), Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.