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Bruce Ottley

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  • Professor of Law
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  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8145
  • 712 Lewis Center

Bruce L. Ottley is a professor of law at DePaul University, where he has taught since 1978. He served as associate dean of the College of Law for nine years, acting dean in 2006 and interim dean during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Professor Ottley's areas of teaching include torts, civil procedure, remedies and products liability. He is the co-author of Illinois Tort Law (4th ed., LexisNexis 2011 with annual supplements), Product Liability Law in Illinois (4th ed., Law Bulletin Publishing 2009), Understanding Products Liability Law (2d ed., LexisNexis 2013), and Arson Law and Prosecution (Carolina Academic Press 2009). He also worked with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts for 20 years conducting seminars on tort law for Illinois judges.

Prior to joining DePaul, Professor Ottley was a member of the University of Papua New Guinea Faculty of Law from 1972 to 1977. While in Papua New Guinea, he also practiced law and was a judge of the National Capitol District Court from 1976 to 1977.


BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; JD and MA, University of Iowa; LLM, Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Procedure
  • Products Liability
  • Remedies
  • Torts

Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure
  • Remedies and Products Liability
  • Torts

Selected Work​s