Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

David G. Owen

Carolina Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus

David Owen is the Carolina Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Office of Tort Law Studies at the University of South Carolina where he teaches courses and seminars on Tort Law, Tort Theory, and Products Liability. Prior to teaching, Professor Owen received degrees in economics (Wharton) and law from the University of Pennsylvania, was law clerk for Chief Justice Frank Kenison of New Hampshire, and practiced law in Denver (Holland & Hart). In addition to USC, Professor Owen has taught at the Universities of Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, and Texas; Oxford University, England; Santa Anna University, Pisa, Italy; and the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Professor Owen has authored numerous journal articles and authored, co-authored, and edited various books including a hornbook/treatise, Products Liability Law (West 2008, 2005); Products Liability in a Nutshell (West 2008, 2005); a casebook, Products Liability and Safety (Foundation Press 2010, 2007, 2004, 1996, 1989, 1980); a products liability treatise, Madden & Owen on Products Liability (3 volumes, West 2000); a theoretical work, Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law (Oxford Univ. Press, ed. 1995); and Prosser & Keeton on Tort Law (West 1984). He has advised Congress, state legislatures, the British Law Commission, and the European Union on various products liability and tort law matters, he is an Adviser to the American Law Institute on the Restatement (Third) of Torts, and he was the Editorial Adviser for the Restatement of Products Liability.

Courses Taught

David G. Owen

Room 318
USC School of Law
701 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
v 803-777-1411
f 803-777-8613
dowen@law.sc.edu