Gregory McNeal

Prof. Gregory McNeal

Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

Professor Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD, is a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He is an expert on topics related to technology, law and policy.  He is a nationally recognized commentator for Forbes, and a frequent keynote speaker. 

            His articles have been published by or are forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Texas Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, the Washington & Lee Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy among others.

            Dr. McNeal has testified before Congress and state legislatures about the legal and policy issues associated with drones and has aided state legislators, cities, municipalities, and executive branch officials in drafting legislation and ordinances related to drones. He served on the Federal Aviation Administration's Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee, on the Federal Aviation Administration's UAS Registration Task Force, Aviation Rulemaking Committee, and the Federal Aviation Administration's Remote Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He serves as Chair of the Consumer Technology Association's Industry Standards Working Group on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (R6 WG 23) as a voting member of the ASTM technical committee creating scientific standards to govern unmanned aircraft and their operation, and as an editor and publishing board member on the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems.  



  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University
  • M.P.A., American University
  • B.A., Lehigh University
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