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Jack Goetz

Jack Goetz

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 12, 2020




Prior to moving to USC in 2015, Jack Goetz was the academic lead for a 100-hour mediation training certificate program that he created in 2009 and then taught for seven years at the California State University campuses in Northridge and Dominguez Hills. Goetz serves as president of the non-profit company Educational Solutions 4 Change, which among other things, offers low-cost mediation training to other non-profit and governmental groups. In that capacity, he was academic director for a mediation training program offered to the Los Angeles Police Department and LAPD Office of the Ombuds in 2015, and currently serves in the same capacity for the Los Angeles County Bar Association and its mediation training program.

As a neutral, Dr. Goetz serves the public privately as well as on various public panels, including as an arbitrator, mediator and vice chair for the LACBA’s Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Services, an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Association, and a mediator for the Ventura County Superior Court. He additionally served as a temporary judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court from 2012 to 2017. Dr. Goetz served four years as a member of the board of directors for the Southern California Mediation Association, and was the SCMA president in 2018. The Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program honored him as the 2011 “Outstanding Volunteer” for his service.

Dr. Goetz’s business background is extensive, and he received international acclaim for creating the first nationally accredited internet law school, Concord Law School, in 1998. It is now part of the Purdue University Global system. He serves on the faculty for the business department at Moorpark College, teaching college freshmen and sophomores in business law. Dr. Goetz additionally serves the educational community as a commissioner for the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, overseeing the accreditation compliance of many educational institutions offering online classes domestically and internationally.

Dr. Goetz advocates 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 MC3, a non-profit organization designed to promote greater education and training for mediators through certification and the social justice associated with greater widespread public access to qualified mediators. He also served as a member of the California State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution from 2014 to 2017.

Goetz received his PhD in education from Capella University in 2006, his JD from Boston University in 1979, his MBA from Pepperdine University in 1990, and his BA in economics from San Diego State University in 1976.
 

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