Professor Gregory Ogden Delivers Final Class Lecture at Pepperdine Caruso Law
On November 21, esteemed professor Gregory Ogden delivered his final class lecture in Civil Procedure following a 44-year career at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. Professor Ogden was the founding faculty editor of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, and was instrumental in bringing the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary to Caruso Law. He was a key member of numerous Caruso Law and Pepperdine University committees. Professor Ogden was the recipient of the Skip McDermott Teaching Excellence Award in 2021, and regularly served as Marshal at the law school's annual commencement ceremonies.
At the end of his class, Professor Ogden recalled that when he joined the faculty in the fall of 1978, the law school building was still under construction due to a cement stike, so he taught the first three weeks of his civil procedure class in the University Stauffer Chapel. Professor Ogden said that Pepperdine was a wonderful place to begin his teaching career, and he thanked his students and colleagues who had gathered to wish him well. He was then met with a thunderous "clap-out," a tradition of applause and congratulations.
Among those paying tribute to Professor Ogden was Professor Shelley Saxer, who comments, "We are appreciative of Greg Ogden’s hard work and dedication. He has seen many changes over the years and has made sacrifices of his personal time in his commitment to Pepperdine. He has been a mentor and friend to our faculty, staff, and students, and has been a true and loyal servant to this law school."
Professor Ogden departs as one of Caruso Law's distinguished faculty members and will be dearly missed.
Video of the tribute may be found at Professor Ogden's Last Class