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Last Updated: Monday, July 10, 2017699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Jack Goetz is a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law. Prior to moving to USC in 2015, he was the Academic Lead for a 100-hour mediation training certificate program that he created in 2009 and then taught for 7 years at the California State University campuses in Northridge and Dominguez Hills. Goetz additionally serves the educational community by serving as a Commissioner for the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, overseeing the accreditation compliance of many educational institutions offering online classes domestically and internationally.
As a neutral, Goetz serves the public privately as well as serving on various public panels, including serving as an arbitrator and mediator and Vice-Chair for the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Services, an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA), and a mediator for the Ventura County Superior Court. He additionally served as a temporary judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court from 2012-2016. Currently, Goetz is President-elect for the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and serves as a board member for the California Academy of Mediation Professionals (CAMP). The Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program honored him as the 2011 “Outstanding Volunteer” for his service.
Goetz has advocated for elevating the mediation field by integrating qualifications resembling other professions as well as strengthening public protection in mediation. He currently serves as President of the Mediator Certification Consortium of California, promoting the social justice associated with greater widespread public access to qualified mediators. Goetz also served as a member of the California State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution from 2014-2017.
Goetz received his PhD in Education at Capella University (2006), his JD at Boston University (1979), his MBA at Pepperdine University (1990), and his BA in Economics at San Diego State University (1976).
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Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about President Donald Trump's tax plan on how it will impact America's middle class. "It's not a very coherent philosophical document other than let's cut taxes on the most affluent Americans," Kleinbard said.
Gillian Hadfield attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.
Abby K. Wood
Abby Wood's paper, "To See or Not to See? Campaign Finance Disclosure and Voter Competence" was accepted to the 2017 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (after peer review).
"Does the Supreme Court Understand the Innovation Economy?" (with Ted Sichelman). Forbes Magazine Opinion (July 2017).