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Lecturer in LawEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: July 3, 2018
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. 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 2012-2017. Currently, Goetz is completing his 3rd year as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) and is the current sitting President of SCMA. 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 department at Moorpark College. 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. 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).
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."
Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.
"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).
Jody David Armour
"Where Bias Lives in the Criminal Law and its Processes: How Judges and Jurors Socially Construct Black Criminals," American Journal of Criminal Law 45 (2018): 203.