Professor of Law
Director, DePaul University/University College Dublin Cooperative Program
Co-Director, International Aviation Law Institute
Bruce Ottley became interim dean of the College of Law in June 2014. He has taught law at DePaul University since 1978. His areas of teaching include torts, civil procedure, remedies and products liability. He is the co-author of “Illinois Tort Law” (4th ed., LexisNexis 2011); “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). Dean Ottley served as associate dean of the College of Law for nine years and as acting dean in 2006. While at DePaul, Dean Ottley worked with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts for 20 years conducting seminars on tort law for Illinois judges.
Prior to joining DePaul, Dean Ottley was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Papua New Guinea from 1972 to 1977. While in Papua New Guinea, he also practiced law and was a judge of the National Capitol District Court in 1976-1977.
BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; JD and M.A., University of Iowa; LL.M., Columbia University
Areas of Expertise
Torts, Civil Procedure, Remedies, Products Liability