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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Mass Torts (TOR-302)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December, 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

At the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the process of initiating a class action lawsuit and the requirements to be considered a “class”; articulate the differences between mass accident cases, toxic tort cases, and other mass tort cases; explain how the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 impacted mass tort litigation; and describe the tools multidistrict litigation judges have to oversee resolutions of cases.


The Mass Torts course explains the procedures of civil actions based on a single narrative that causes damage to many people. These may include defective products, prescription drugs with undisclosed side effects, plane or mass transit accidents, and the like. The course focuses on the two major methods of bringing forward mass tort clauses: class action lawsuits and multidistrict litigation.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Legal Principles, Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, or Business Law (6/21).