Jean Goetz Mangan, J.D.

University of Georgia School of Law

Jean Goetz Mangan began her role as a legal writing instructor at the University of Georgia School of Law in 2018. She teaches legal writing courses and works with the law school’s bar preparation support efforts. In her time as a legal writing instructor, Mangan has written two open education resources for her students, one for first-year legal writing students and one for students in her criminal drafting course.

Mangan previously served as the first staff attorney for the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic at the School of Law. In this role, she was the first to try to verdict a case filed under the Hidden Predator Act, and she successfully mediated other cases on behalf of the clinic’s clients.

Before joining the law school, Mangan served as an assistant district attorney for both the Ocmulgee and Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Offices. She also worked in civil litigation, both for a plaintiffs’ civil litigation firm handling state and federal class actions using Georgia’s Debt Adjustment Act, as well as personal injury and medical malpractice claims. Additionally, she worked for a defendants’ civil litigation firm that specializes in personal injury defense for trucking litigation matters.