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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: July 20, 2019




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 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, Office of the Ombuds (2015) and currently serves in the same capacity for the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) and its mediation training program.

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 LACBA’s 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 2012-2017. Currently, Goetz is completing his fourth year as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA), and served as its president in 2018. The Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Program honored him as the 2011 “Outstanding Volunteer” for his service.

Goetz’s business background is extensive, and he received international acclaim for creating the first nationally accredited internet law school, Concord Law School (1998), which is now part of the Purdue University Global system. He is currently an adjunct faculty member for the business departments at Moorpark College and California Lutheran University. 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.

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. He also served as a member of the California State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution from 2014-2017.

Goetz received his PhD in Education from Capella University (2006), his JD from Boston University (1979), his MBA from Pepperdine University (1990), and his BA in Economics from San Diego State University (1976).

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Wall Street Journal
October 14, 2019
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how to distribute taxes across income group. He commented on Messrs. Saez and Zucman’s book on this topic. "Book is best appreciated as a window into the burdens imposed at the very top end and there, of course, the book is devastating” in showing low tax rates, said Kleinbard. “It’s simply not asking or answering the separate question, which is: What is the net well-being of America’s lowest-income people?"

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