Comparative Products Liability   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

LAW 517 - Comparative Products Liability

Credits, 2-3 sem. hrs.
This course provides an introductory survey of Comparative Law with a focus on the Civil Law and Common Law legal traditions. Topics will include the history of these traditions, structures and roles of legal institutions within these traditions, sources of law and interpretive practices. The course will then focus on comparative study of the law of products liability with emphasis on the American and European approaches to liability for injuries caused by defective products, theories of liability, defenses, proof, causation, damages and regulatory issues.