Vanessa C. Wright graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2019. During law school she was a member of the UCLA Journal on Environmental Law and Policy, the Women’s Law Journal, and was a mentor to aspiring law students through the UCLA Law Fellows program. She also served as a judicial extern to two Administrative Law Judges at the Department of Labor, the Honorable Steve Berlin and the Honorable William King, as well as to California Court of Appeal Justice Trisha Bigelow. In addition, she worked as an extern at Region 31 of National Labor Relations Board, where she investigated unfair labor practices and duty of fair representation charges under the National Labor Relations Act.
Before law school, Ms. Wright worked as an organizer with a network of non-profit organizations. In that role she ran a series of consumer rights, environmental protection, and voter turnout campaigns. During her seven years of organizing, she helped build support to pass a landmark state carbon cap bill, oversaw efforts to register and turn out thousands of young voters, and trained, managed, and mentored hundreds of student activists.
Ms. Wright’s comment, Voter Identification and the Forgotten Civil Rights Amendment: Why the Court Should Revive the Twenty-Fourth Amendment will appear in Volume 67 of the UCLA Law Review in 2020.