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Spring 2023
5311 Products Liability - SANDERS- 14454

Professor(s): Joseph Sanders (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MW  Location: 312 

Course Outline: The course is a general survey of the field of products liability. It examines various theories of recovery for injuries caused by product. The primary focus is on the special set of doctrines that are reflected in the Second Restatement of Torts and Third Restatement of Torts: Products Liability.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/05 1-4pm      

This course will have:
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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Course Materials: Products Liability, Cases and Materials, 5th (American Casebook Series) 5th Edition by David Fischer (Author), William Powers Jr. (Author), Richard Cupp Jr (Author), Michael Green (Author), Joseph Sanders ISBN-13: 9780314283504