Professor Eric Wright is active in the community through his work in social justice. He has done extensive pro bono work on behalf of low-income clients for the East Palo Alto Community Law Project, Consumers Union, and Mid-Peninsula Citizens for Fair Housing. He is on the advisory board of the Consumers Union and has long been active on state bar committees on consumer advocacy and consumer financial services. He has also done extensive lecturing and writing on consumer law for the California Continuing Education of the Bar. Professor Wright has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, and he has regularly organized and taught in a special summer program at Oxford, Comparative English and American Legal Systems, for undergraduate students from Stanford University.
Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 1971, Professor Wright was a Fulbright Fellow at the London School of Economics, where he did a study of the English Legal Aid and Advice Scheme, and a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at San Mateo County Legal Aid, where he specialized in consumer problems. He also clerked for Judge M. Oliver Koelsch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
J.D., Order of the Coif, Stanford University, 1967
B.A., Stanford University, 1964
Areas of Specialization
Torts, Consumer Law, Poverty Law, Statutory Analysis, Conflicts of Law