University of Wisconsin–Madison

Steven Wright

Clinical Associate Professor

Wright, Steven

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Telephone: 608-890-3540
Office: Room 4318L, Law School

B.S. Duke University
M.E.M., Duke University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Teaching Areas:
Appellate Advocacy
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Legal Research and Analysis
Practice Skills
Skills Training

Recently Taught Courses
726 Intro to Substantive Criminal Law
854 Clinical Program: Wisconsin Innocence Project


Steven Wright is the co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. He is a former trial attorney in the Voting Section of the United States Department of Justice. During his five years in the section, Wright ligated cases to enforce the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Acts, National Voter Registration Act, and the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Lavenski Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He also contributes to the New York Review of Books online.

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