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.
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: http://adrian.academia.edu/NathanGoetting
He lives in Adrian, Michigan with his wife, Amanda; his sons, Lucas and Samuel; and his troublesome mutt, Francie.