Sean J. Wright serves as a Policy Analyst for Legal Progress, the legal policy program at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, he served as a judicial clerk for District Judge Beryl A. Howell at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. While in law school, Wright was a summer associate for an international law firm; a legal intern for Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; a legal intern for the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and a research assistant to law professors working on constitutional litigation, administrative law, and criminal justice topics. Before attending law school, Wright served in Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program, working on affordable housing issues in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wright’s academic works have appeared in both public policy and legal journals, including the Brooklyn Law Review, the Journal of Science Policy & Governance, and the Florida Law Review Forum, among others.
Wright received his bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, in political science and history from Miami University in 2009. He graduated with a law degree from the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, magna cum laude, where he served as a managing editor on the Ohio State Law Journal; he was also elected to the Order of the Coif and a master of arts in public policy and management from the Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs in 2013.