White House Lawyer to Join Savannah Law School Faculty

November 19, 2012
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Savannah Law School (SLS), a branch of the ABA-accredited Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS), today announced that Andrew McCanse Wright, outgoing Associate Counsel to the President at the White House, will join the SLS faculty beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year.

For the past two years, Wright has served in the Office of White House Counsel with a focus on congressional oversight and national security matters. Wright came to the Obama administration after four years on the investigative staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as an attorney for Vice President Al Gore in the Clinton White House.

Wright spent six years in private practice as a litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C. and Jackson Kelly PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia. While in Morgantown, he taught courses in presidential powers and federal criminal law at West Virginia University College of Law.

As Associate Professor at SLS, Wright will teach required courses in criminal law and criminal procedure, as well as upper-level courses focused on his research interests in separation of powers, criminal theory, and national security law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor’s from Washington and Lee University.

“Andy Wright brings a unique breadth of legal experience to Savannah Law School,” says Richardson Lynn, Dean and Professor of Law for SLS. “Our students will benefit from Professor Wright’s work on high profile matters as an attorney in two White Houses, two Congresses, and two major law firms. SLS continues to build a talented faculty that will expose our students to a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.”

“I am honored to join the Savannah Law School faculty,” Wright added. “I have long been enchanted by Savannah, the place. My faculty colleagues have been doing a fantastic job establishing the law school and launching the inaugural class of students. I look forward to joining their ranks.”

Prospective students can learn more about Savannah Law School, including information about admissions, financial aid, career development, the faculty, and the open house schedule, at


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