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Donald Childress, LL.M., J.D. 
Associate Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4807
E-mail: donald.childress@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Appellate law
  • Civil procedure
  • Constitutional law
  • Ethics
  • International law
  • Legal philosophy
  • Supreme Court practice

Donald Trey Childress teaches courses in international litigation, civil procedure, comparative law, and ethics. Prior to joining the law faculty in 2008, he was associated with the international law firm Jones Day in Washington, D.C. as a member of their Issues and Appeals practice, where he focused on Supreme Court litigation, general appellate litigation, and significant motions practice in trial litigation. Childress has briefed and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has briefed matters in numerous other trial and appellate courts in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and D.C. Circuits, as well as in various state courts. He has significant private practice experience in complex civil procedure, conflict of laws, constitutional law, immigration law, international dispute resolution, federal Indian law, and national security law, including cases related to the war on terror. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.

Childress clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While at Duke Law School, he served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal (Volume 53) and received the faculty award for outstanding achievement in international, transnational, and comparative law.

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Pepperdine University
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Naomi Goodno, J.D. 
Associate Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4178
E-mail: naomi.goodno@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyberstalking
  • Civil procedure and litigation
  • Criminal procedure
  • International criminal law
  • Legal advocacy

Naomi Harlin Goodno teaches Civil Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, and Trial Advocacy. Her research interests include international and domestic criminal law, cyberspace, and oral advocacy. She is also active in working with international human rights organizations. After focusing on history and teaching as an undergraduate at Princeton University, Goodno attended Boalt Law School (U.C. Berkeley) for the first two years and spent her third year studying at Harvard Law School. While at Boalt, Goodno served as an articles editor for the California Law Review. At Harvard, she was an active member of the Mediation Program. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California, and the Alameda District Attorney's Office.

After law school, Goodno joined the downtown Los Angeles firm of Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver & Hedges, where she litigated numerous complex civil litigation cases, including white collar crime, class action, bankruptcy, breach of contract, fraud, and property and employment disputes. She recently clerked for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Pepperdine University
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Gregory L. Ogden, J.D. 
Professor of Law
School of Law

Phone: (310) 506-4671
E-mail: gregory.ogden@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative law
  • Civil procedure
  • Governmental ethics
  • Judicial ethics

Gregory Ogden teaches administrative law, civil procedure, professional responsibility, and remedies. He has also taught on demeanor evidence and judicial ethics topics for the National Association of Hearing Officers Annual Conferences. Ogden was a member of the law faculty committee that helped to establish the Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission. He was the founding faculty editor of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, and he was instrumental in initially bringing the Journal of the NAALJ to Pepperdine Law School.

Ogden was a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States on two different projects. 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). His second study focused on governmental ethics with an emphasis on ethics program assessment at the General Services Administration. 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. 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, and he was a consultant to the California Law Revision Commission for the Administrative Rulemaking study from 1996 to1998. Ogden is the author of a number of law review articles, with a concentration in administrative law subjects.

Ogden 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.

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Pepperdine University
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