Donald T. Bogan

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Areas of Interest

  • Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor
  • Frank Elkouri and Edna Asper Elkouri Professor in Law


A.B., Brown University, 1974

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1979


Professor Donald Bogan joined the faculty at The University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2000, following a year as a Visiting Professor.

Professor Bogan began his legal career in private practice in Greensboro, NC. After working 15 years in North Carolina as a trial lawyer, Bogan practiced in Santa Rosa, California for four years. While in private practice, Bogan served as a contributing editor for the North Carolina Prima Facie Desk Manual, and he participated in the work of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.

In law school, Bogan was a member of the Wake Forest Law Review and the Wake Forest Moot Court Board. Professor Bogan writes about Health Law and ERISA, including ERISA’s preemption of state health care reform statutes and the deferential standard of review applied in ERISA benefit claims. Bogan has published numerous ERISA law review articles and has co-authored several Supreme Court amicus curiae briefs in ERISA cases. Additionally, Professor Bogan has been an active contributor to the ABA Employee Benefits Law treatise.

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Courses Taught


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 5520
  • Civil Pretrial Litigation 5530
  • Health Law 6190

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