Joshua D. Wright

Professor of Law

B.A., University of California, San Diego; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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Professor of Law Joshua D. Wright is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the UCLA Law Review. He also holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from UCLA. Professor Wright served as a law clerk to the Honorable James V. Selna, United States District Court, Central District of California.

Professor Wright's current research focuses on the the competitive process for product distribution, such as slotting allowances, and contractual relationships in retailing. Professor Wright's teaching and interests include Antitrust, Contracts, Law and Economics, Quantitative Methods, and Corporate Finance. He has taught courses in the areas of law and economics at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy and UCLA.

On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Professor Wright as a member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), following his nomination by President Obama to that position. He is on a leave of absence while fulfilling his duties in that role.