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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.

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China Daily
December 2, 2022
Re: USC Gould School of Law

Environmental law professor, Robin Craig, was interviewed about the continuous and extreme acceleration of species extinction across the globe. "Among other things, climate change complicates efforts to provide species and ecosystems with room to flourish because they are both shifting their ranges and rearranging their interactions as a result of warmer temperatures," Craig said.

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