Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Perspective Electives

165: Comparative Products Liability

Credit Hours



Comparative Products Liability will use products liability as the vehicle to learn comparative law in general, and, in particular, to learn about how product-related harms are dealt with in the U.S., EU, the UK, and Italy. The course will include an Introduction to Products Liability & Safety Law but will also analyze Products Liability Law in the U.S. prior to section 402A of the Restatement and in the EU, UK, and Italy prior to the EU Products Liability Directive; the Adoption of Strict Liability in the U.S. and Europe; Strict Liability in Europe after the Directive; some Basic Rules under the 402a, the EU Directive, the CPA & Italian Law; and finally, a discussion of The Future of Products Liability and Safety.