Jason Dominguez is an adjunct professor at the Colleges of Law. He has previously taught at Texas Southern University (Thurgood Marshall School of Law), American University (Washington College of Law) and the Southern University Law Center. He has published articles and presented on topics of international law. He is the founder of New Civic Forum, a non-profit legal aid and social services program. As a city attorney, he built a successful community-based task force to tackle serious problems. He has worked as a county counsel for Santa Barbara. Later, he went on to serve as a Legal Officer to the United Nations, prosecuting genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands.
Dominguez’s parents, a public elementary school teacher and army veteran, taught him and his brother strong family values and the importance of giving back to the community. He was educated K-12 at public schools and graduated from Stanford University and UC Berkeley, with a focus on environmental law. Dominguez is an experienced educator, having taught public high school and university students, and firmly believes that school-based and extra-curricular programs can help our youth to avoid crime and lead to family-sustaining jobs.
Jason is a strong believer in community service and has been involved with community-based organizations, like Worth Street Reach and canine rescue groups. He served on the board of directors for Leadership Santa Barbara, the Stanford University Chicano Latino Alumni Association, among other groups. He has volunteered for several local non-profits. He serves on the American Bar Association’s Committee for Pro Bono Service.