Gregory L. Ogden, professor of law, served as a reporter for the 2010 revised Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA). The MSAPA was approved as a final act by the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws with an effective date of October 13. Ogden worked on the project for more than four years, providing research and drafting the text.
The 2010 MSAPA updates the 1981 MSAPA. “The model act approach means that a state can pick and choose which provisions of the model act it wishes to adopt,” explains Ogden. “The model act approach is used because state administrative law has too many variations to allow the adoption of a uniform act.”
Ogden earned degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of California at Davis School of Law. He has acted as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States on two different projects from 1982 to 1984, and 1987 to 1989, and he 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).
Additionally, he was a consultant to the California Law Revision Commission for the Administrative Rulemaking study from 1996 to 1998, and is the author of a number of law review articles, with a concentration in administrative law subjects. Ogden teaches Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, and Remedies.