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.
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Susan C. Wright
USC Gould School of Law
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Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Academic SuccessEmail: email@example.com
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.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
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."
Thomas D. Lyon
“Use of global trait cues helps to explain older adults’ decrements in detecting children’s lies” (with Alison O’Connor, Micaela Wiens, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Legal and Criminological Psychology.
Thomas D. Lyon
“Causal indicators for assessing the truthfulness of child speech in forensic interviews” (with Zane Durante, Victor Ardulov, Manoj Kumar, Jennifer Gongola, & Shrikanth Narayanan) (in press), Computer Speech & Language.
Thomas D. Lyon
“The difficulty of teaching adults to recognize referential ambiguity in children's testimony: The influence of explicit instruction and sample questions” (with Breanne Wylie, Jennifer Gongola, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Applied Cognitive Psychology.