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Gregory L. Ogden, J.D., LL.M.
Professor of Law

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  • LL.M., Columbia University, 1981
  • LL.M., Temple University, 1978
  • J.D., University of California, Davis, 1973
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1970, cum laude

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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.

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  • Gregory L. Ogden, Co-Chair, Adjudication committee of the ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory practice, 2012.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker on the new rules of evidence and procedure for the State Bar of California training for prosecutors and defense counsel in Los Angeles, 2011.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker on developments in legal ethics in California for MCLE program presented to California bar members volunteering their time to judge Pepperdine Law School Dalsimer Moot court competition, 2011.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Participant in three day Sakai Conference for learning management systems in Los Angeles, California, 2011.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker on the debate on compulsory licensing for lawyers as part of a debate held by the Federalist Society, Los Angeles California, 2011.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Co-host and participant, NAALJ Conference, Pepperdine University, 2010.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker, on the Model State APA, Fall 2010 ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice section meeting, 2010.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker, on the Model State APA, Fall 2010 Symposium at Widener Law School, 2010.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker on the new rules of evidence and procedure for the State Bar of California training for state bar court judges in Los Angeles, 2010.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker, Legal ethics and fiduciary duties for estate planning professionals, Pepperdine Estate Planning Network conference, 2010.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Reporter, Revised 2010 Model State Administrative Procedure Act, 2010.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker, "Legal and Judicial Ethics," National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), NARUC Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2009.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker, "Judicial ethics for ALJ's and current developments in federal and state administrative law," NAALJ annual meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2009.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Speaker, 1) Demeanor evidence and credibility determinations for ALJ's; 2) Judicial Ethics for ALJ's and 3) History and Evolution of administrative agencies, National Association of Hearing Officers (NAHO ) annual meeting, Boise ID, 2009.
  • Gregory L. Ogden, Presenter, materials on Articles 4, 5, and 6 of the MSAPA, ABA administrative law section meeting, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2009.

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