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Nathan Goetting



  • 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 is the Director of the George W. Romney Institute for Law & Public Policy. His teaching and writing focuses on constitutional law and civil liberties. He's taught at three law schools, served as faculty advisor to the University of Toledo Law Review, and has published dozens of writings, some of which have been cited in leading law reviews.

Professor Goetting is a contributing writer for Discourse Magazine. “The Supreme Court’s Actual Innocence Problem,” his eight-article magazine series on how the supreme court has failed to address the problem of wrongful convictions, can be read along with his other articles for the magazine here:

For his scholarship on the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage cases, Professor Goetting won Adrian College’s Creative Activity, Research, and Scholarship Award (faculty-wide for best contribution to one’s field) in 2016. He won the college’s Ross Newsome Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2022.

Professor Goetting’s CV and publications can be viewed here:

He lives in Adrian, Michigan with his wife, Amanda; his sons, Lucas and Samuel; and his dogs Francie and Stewart.

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