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Claire Osborn-Wright

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Osborn-Wright's scholarly work focuses on Property, Environmental, International, and Trade law. She has also written on Domestic Violence law. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous journals, including the Akron Law Journal, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law, the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, and the Fordham Environmental Law Review. Professor Osborn-Wright is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI), where she primarily works on World Trade Organization (WTO) matters.

She has been a visiting scholar at the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland on two occasions, and the Chinese Rule of Law Institute in Hangzhou, China. In addition, on numerous occasions, she has taught international law classes during the summer at the University of Nice Law School, in Nice, France, and at Zhejiang University (Guanghua) College of Law in Hangzhou, China.

Prior to commencing full-time teaching at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in San Diego, California, in 2003, Professor Osborn-Wright taught Trade law as an adjunct at Stanford Law School in Stanford, California and the University of California at San Diego in La Jolla, California. Thomas Jefferson awarded her tenure in 2010, and she has received numerous awards during her teaching career, including “Teacher of the Year” at Thomas Jefferson in 2017. During her sixteen years at Thomas Jefferson, Professor Osborn-Wright taught Property, Legal Writing, Trade, and Civil Procedure. Prior to commencing full-time teaching at Thomas Jefferson, she also was an international partner at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where she practiced Property and Trade law for a number of years. In addition, she was an international partner at the consulting firm of Ernst & Young LLP for two years.

Professor Osborn-Wright graduated from Smith College summa cum laude and Harvard Law School cum laude. Following her graduation from law school, she clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, primarily for then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.