Jane Guerin, an attorney and mediator, who hails from a family of judges and lawyers, opted to forgo the courtroom for the classroom. Initially joining the UCLA Anderson faculty in 1989 to compliment her corporate law practice, she soon realized that teaching fulfilled her need for intellectual stimulation and, more importantly, her desire to inspire students and to provide them with the finest educational experience possible.
Within a few years she was asked to teach graduate business law classes, eventually teaching in all three graduate programs. In 2005 she was asked to develop and teach a course on nonprofit law and management, a requirement for the Social Impact Specialization. She is known for using her real-world experience as an attorney to make her classes relevant and stimulating.
More recently she has been a Faculty Advisor for the Applied Management Research MBA field study program and Anderson's Strategic Management Research program, as well as instructing in Head Start - Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program and the Entrepreneurship for Veteran's with Disabilities Program.
In addition to teaching at UCLA, Ms. Guerin maintains a law office specializing in nonprofit organizations and serves as a mediator for employment, corporate and partnership disputes. She is a past member of the panel of mediators for the American Arbitration Association and the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, she was general counsel for ASSE International Inc., a nonprofit public benefit corporation, and an associate at the law firm of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger. She has also taught business law at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management.