White House Lawyer to Join Savannah Law School Faculty


Andrew McCanse Wright
Andrew McCanse Wright

Savannah Law School (SLS), a branch of the ABA-accredited Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS), announced on November 19, 2012, 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.

AsAssociate 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. “Andy Wright brings a unique breadth of legal experience to Savannah Law School,” says Richardson Lynn, Dean and Professor of Law for SLS.

“I am honored to join the Savannah Law School faculty,” Wright added. “I have long been enchanted by Savannah, the place.


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