Lawyers in Love: Andrew Wright L’10 & Stacy Wright L’10 

The Wright Family

A strong relationship can be defined in a variety of ways. For Stacy Wright L’10 and Andrew Wright L’10, studying for the bar exam together was just a confirmation that the two of them can make it through anything together. 

After receiving rankings for their first semester at the College of Law, Stacy was on a mission to find the number one ranked student, but little did she know that the mysterious student was her future husband.

“When we got back to school after our 1L first semester, and we got our rankings and I jokingly said to some of my friends ‘I want to meet whoever was number one in the class because I could use some work,’ and they told me I wouldn’t know him since he never goes out because he’s always studying,” Stacy said.

Stacy was not deterred by Andrew’s mysteriousness, and they finally met during their first summer. Andrew and Stacy began to spend a lot of time together inside and outside of school.

By their third year, they were practically living together, despite renting separate places. They appreciated the balance they provided each other, and as they spent more and more time together, both realized how much they valued the other’s presence as they challenged each other to grow into different and better people.

“I think we’re similar in lots of ways, but we’re opposites in lots of good ways, too. I think that the more time we spent together in my second and third years of law school, the more I came to appreciate those things and I think she helped me grow into a different person than I was during the first year of law school,” Andrew said.

As law school ended, Andrew was planning to move to Buffalo, N.Y. after accepting a position with Hodgson Russ LLP, but realized he desperately wanted Stacy to join him. In April of 2010, Andrew asked Stacy to marry him and move to Buffalo together, and despite being from Miami, FL., Stacy said yes to both proposals.

“I knew he was the one when I said yes, but it was reaffirmed when we survived studying for the bar together,” Stacy said. “We could make it through anything after that.”

Today, Andrew is still with Hodgson Russ LLP working as a partner in the state and local tax group and Stacy is in-house counsel for the London Stock Exchange Group. They have three children and will be forever grateful for the College of Law, as it changed their lives in the best possible way. 

“I met Mr. ‘Right’ and the rest was history,” Stacy said. “We fell in love.”