Gregory L. Ogden, J.D., LL.M.
Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Professor Ogden is a cum laude graduate of University of California at Los Angeles, and his J.D. is from the University of California at Davis School of Law. He was the senior research editor for the UC Davis Law Review. Following law school, he was awarded the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship, and worked for the San Mateo Legal Aid Society, representing clients in numerous administrative hearings, and other civil cases. He then worked for a small law firm representing clients in many administrative hearings, as well as civil and criminal litigation. In 1976, he returned to the academic world as a law and humanities teaching fellow at Temple University School of Law. He earned an LL.M. degree with a concentration in legal education from Temple in 1978. He joined the Pepperdine law faculty in 1978, as an associate professor of law. He became a professor of law in 1982. He was awarded the Chambership Fellowship in Legislation at Columbia School of Law, and received an LL.M. with a concentration in administrative law from Columbia in 1981.
Professor Ogden was a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States on two different projects from 1982-1984, and 1987-1989. He authored the final report entitled Public Regulation of Siting of Industrial Development Projects, which provided the basis for A.C.U.S. Recommendation No. 84 1 (1 C.F.R. Section 305-841) adopted in June, 1984. His second study focused on governmental ethics with an emphasis on ethics program assessment at the General Services Administration. Professor Ogden was the editor and contributing author for California Public Agency Practice, a three-volume treatise on California administrative law published in 1988, and he was the editor and principal author of the 1997 two-volume revision of that treatise, entitled California Public Administrative Law, both published by Matthew Bender Publishing Company. Professor Ogden was an active participant in commenting on consultant reports and proposals with the California Law Revision Commission study on the California Administrative Procedure Act (1990 to 1996), and he was a consultant to the California Law Revision Commission for the Administrative Rulemaking study from 1996-1998. Professor Ogden is the author of a number of law review articles, with a concentration in administrative law subjects.
Professor Ogden was a member of the law faculty committee that helped to establish the Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission in 1998-2000. He was the founding faculty editor of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal in 1999-2000, and he was instrumental in bringing the Journal of the NAALJ to Pepperdine Law School in 2000-2001. He is the current faculty editor of the Journal of the NAALJ. Professor Ogden helped organize the Evidence for ALJ's conference held at Pepperdine in May 2001, and he has made a number of presentations on administrative law and judicial ethics topics for the National Association for Administrative Law Judges conference. He was the 1999 NAALJ fellowship recipient, and his paper on Demeanor Evidence was published in the Journal of the NAALJ in spring 2000. Professor Ogden was appointed the Reporter for the revised Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA) project of the national conference of commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) 2006-2010.
Professor Ogden teaches Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, and Remedies. He is married with three children and five grandchildren. In his non-work time, he sings tenor with a regional choir and his church choir.