George W. Romney Institute for Law & Public Policy


The George Romney Institute for Law and Public Policy enhances pre-law and graduate ventures for students by increasing opportunities to study legal and policy issues. The Institute brings speakers to campus, promotes interdisciplinary exploration of law and public policy, and studies the opportunities for practitioners and academics to work together on these issues.



Nathan Goetting


  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (formerly Thomas M. Cooley Law School), Juris Doctor, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights Concentration
  • Western Michigan University, Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Aquinas College, Bachelor of Arts in General Education


Professor Goetting teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in General Education from Aquinas College, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Western Michigan University, and a Juris Doctor with a Concentration in Constitutional Law & Civil Rights from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

He was Editor-in-Chief of National Lawyers Guild Review for nearly ten years (38 issues). Under his leadership NLGR was ranked the #4 Constitutional Law journal in the 2013-2014 ExpressO Law Review Submissions Guide. His scholarly writings have been cited in some of the most prestigious legal journals in the country, including the Harvard Law & Policy Review, the University of Colorado Law Review, the University of New Hampshire Law Review.

Professor Goetting has taught at The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and the University of Toledo College of Law, where he also served as a faculty advisor to the law review.

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