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Susan C. Wright

Susan C. Wright

Professor of Lawyering Skills and Assistant Director of Academic Support

Last Updated: Thursday, February 15, 2018

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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 Washington Post
February 14, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr had comments cited about a possible payment President Donald Trump's lawyer made to an adult-film star to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Trump. “All Cohen says is that he used his personal funds to ‘facilitate a payment of $130,000,'” Kerr writes. “To ‘facilitate’, the dictionary tells us, means to assist with or to make something easier. Given that, I would think that the most literal reading of Cohen’s statement is just that he used his own funds to arrange the payment.” MSNBC also cited the comments.

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