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

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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

Pacific Standard
May 16, 2018
Re: Jean Reisz

Jean Reisz was quoted about the legality of Los Alamitos refusal to acknowledge California's sanctuary policies. "The state attorney general can seek to enforce California's laws through a lawsuit," said Reisz. "If California did sue an individual city, I believe a city such as Los Alamitos would raise the defense that the law was unconstitutional or violated federal law. I think the state attorney general might elect to wait for the outcome of the federal lawsuit against California before beginning other lawsuits that are going to be dealing with the same or similar issues in an effort to conserve judicial resources."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Abby K. Wood
February, 2018

"Campaign Finance Disclosure", Annual Review of Law and Social Science.

Jonathan Barnett
February, 2018

"The Costs of Free: Commoditization, Bundling and Concentration", Journal of Institutional Economics FirstView (2018).

Emily Ryo
February, 2018

"Predicting Danger in Immigration Courts," Law and Social Inquiry.