A Special Field Trip offered by American Museum of Tort Law

You and your students are invited to the vibrant American Museum of Tort Law  to learn first hand about the great work being done on behalf of our citizens in all parts of this great country.

The Museum staff welcomes  you and your students to learn from the superb exhibits and interactive displays what it is to feel confident in our civic freedoms. This museum is about history in the making.  Through our exhibits we encourage student’s critical thinking skills with well-planned curriculum guides that encourage them to ask questions and develop their ethics as citizens.  The Tort Museum emphasizes our ability to promote the common good through a powerful judicial system designed by our Forefathers to protect our inalienable rights.   What can sometimes seem like a dry subject actually comes to life with guided conversations about future tort cases in the areas of nanotechnology, genetic engineering, self-driving cars,  and safe water.  Students can explore and see the impact of Tort Law as they consider careers from Medicine, Product Development and Engineering, Teaching, Art, and of course Law.

The mission of the American Museum of Tort Law (AMTL) is to bring the knowledge and power of civic engagement to your students with thoughtful programs designed to spark their imagination and creativity while learning how to be good citizens in our society.  The Museum, which opened to rave reviews in September 2015, was declared the Best New Museum by Yankee Magazine earlier this year and is the only Law Museum in the United States.  We are located right here in Connecticut.

Background
Consumer advocate and four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader was the driving force behind the nation’s first law-focused museum, which debuted last fall; that’s why it’s in his Connecticut hometown. Inside, you’ll see a Corvair—the car Nader famously railed against in Unsafe at Any Speed—plus other exhibits and information on “cases that made a difference.” The Tort Museum takes visitors through the history of tort law and highlights precedent-setting cases that affect our justice system, and daily life, today. Through interactive and traditional exhibits, students can discover the evolution of consumer protection, and how critical each of their voices are in upholding justice for all in this country.

Please contact Joan Bowman at 860-379-0505, joan@tortmuseum.org
for more information. We will help you with all the details for  your visit.

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