Aaron Twerski

Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-0623 |  Email
Areas of Expertise
Products Liability
Tort Law
Education
B.S., University of Wisconsin
J.D., Marquette University School of Law

Conflict of Laws

This course deals with the legal problems that arise when an occurrence cuts across state or national boundaries. Major attention is devoted to the analysis of traditional rules and newly developing theories, especially as they apply in multi-state transactions and to out-of-state judgments. Consideration is also given to constitutional issues, the role of the federal courts and the relationship of jurisdiction of courts' concepts to choice of law problems.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.

Products Liability

Recommended: Commercial Transactions: Sales and Secured Transactions.

An examination and analysis of the source, development and tools employed in dealing with the problems of defective and dangerous products is made. The study of this field of law covers not only the development of the roots of strict liability as applied to the problems of a technical society, but pays particular attention to the evolution of new concepts, such as design response to the effects of defective and dangerous products and the growth of federal regulatory controls.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.

Torts

This course is an introduction to the principles governing civil liability for intentional and unintentional injuries to people and property. Specific topics covered may include negligence and personal injury law; strict liability; an introduction to product liability; remedies; and alternatives to the tort system.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.