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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: 324

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

The New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
December, 2022

"Climate Adaptation in the United States." Frontiers in Marine Science 9 (2022) December. Special Topic: Ocean Governance and Climate Adaptation: Comparing Responses, Charting Future Courses.

Scott Altman
December, 2022

"Why Parents' Interests Matter." Ethics 133 (forthcoming 2023): 271.

Jonathan Barnett
December, 2022

"The China Innovation Challenge." Center for Strategic & International Studies interview, Washington, D.C.