Melissa Wright, Esq.

Melissa Wright, Esq.

  • Faculty Specialist in Business Law
  • Director of Entrepreneurship Program
  • B.S., Houghton College
  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law


Before coming to The University of Scranton, Melissa Wright practiced law for more than 10 years, much of which was spent in Silicon Valley in California, working with entrepreneurial startup companies. Now she brings those experiences to the classroom, helping students to understand the skills and thinking that go into business success.

On quality students

“Our students are very hard working, very dedicated and very interested in learning
and doing their best. For me, it is so rewarding to work with students who are so engaged and involved.”

On mentoring relationships

“Our small classes allow me to get to know my students and for them to get to know
me. I’ve had students who are interested in going to law school who I’m able to talk
with and mentor. Here, you’re able to work one-on-one with students and form those close relationships.”

On active learning

“Scranton students do a lot of on-the-ground learning as they engage with the community. Students collaborate with local businesses on professional projects. In our
entrepreneurship program, students engage in business planning competitions, they
visit with local business leaders and they study abroad to look at entrepreneurship in
different parts of the world.”