Mary E. Wright

Professor of Law
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Office: 264
Phone: 919-530-5482


J.D., George Washington University
B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Mary Wright earned he Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1976. After working as a legal services staff attorney, she taught at the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta, Ga. Professor Wright joined the faculty at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law in 1985 where she taught full-time until she served as Assistant Dean for the Day Program from 1989 to 1990.

The following year, Professor Wright was appointed to serve as Interim Dean of NCCU School of Law, and accepted the position of Dean in 1991. She returned to the classroom to full-time teaching in the fall of 1994. Professor Wright’s primary teaching areas are contracts, family law and legal reasoning. She has written in the areas of family law, contracts, and more recently, education law.

Professor Wright is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and the Georgia Bar. She is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers. Her community activities include service as a board member of the Land Loss Prevention Project, the Obi Nka Bi Development Collective, and Omuteko Gwamaziima, an African-centered school of which Professor Wright is a founding member.


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Phone: 919-530-5256
Fax: 919-530-7982