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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

Product Liability Law (TOR-502)


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: articulate and describe the three recognized categories of defective products; distinguish between strict liability and negligence liability in manufacturing defects; describe the difference between design defects and manufacturing defects and apply the laws that relate to each; and determine when there is liability for breach of warranty and the extent of that liability.


Product liability is a division of torts and personal injury law that is often the subject of class action lawsuits and routinely generates large monetary verdicts. Product liability cases are also all over the news. From tires that blow out and prescription drugs with harmful side effects, to overly hot coffee served at McDonalds, product liability actions make interesting and compelling news stories. This course covers many aspects of product liability actions and their rules.

Credit recommendation: 

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