Richard W. Wright

Loyola University in Los Angeles Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, Harvard Law School, LL.M., California Institute of Technology, B.S. (with honors). Wright is Distinguished Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, where he teaches torts as well as law, economics, and justice. Before joining the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty, he was a member of the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where he received the Monrad G. Paulsen Award for outstanding contributions to legal education. He has been a visiting professor, fellow and/or lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina, the University of Melbourne in Australia, the University of Palermo in Italy, the Universities of Gdańsk and Wrocław in Poland, and Brasenose College and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford in England. He has served as here Editor-In-Chief of the Loyola (L.A.) Law Review and is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and has been an active participant in its revision of the Restatement of the Law Third on Torts, including serving as an Adviser to the Reporters for the Restatement on Apportionment of Liability. Before entering the academy, he worked in the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., and as a legal adviser and project leader in the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress. He also has served as chair of the Section on Torts and Compensation Systems of the Association of American Law Schools. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Torts, Product Liability and Insurance Law Journal and the Board of Advisers of the Journal of Tort Law. He is the author of Tort Law: Basic Principles of Liability (2003), as well as Liability for Possible Wrongs: Causation, Statistical Probability, and the Burden of Proof (2008), and The Principles of Product Liability (2007).

Wright’s teaching and research focus on Domestic and Comparative Tort Law, Jurisprudence, Law and Economics, and Law and Artificial Intelligence.