WINSTED, Conn., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Museum of Tort Law, located in Winsted, Connecticut, equidistant between New York City and Boston, is dedicated to greater citizen understanding of the civil justice system and the crucial role this muscle of justice plays in protecting the health, safety and personal freedoms of all Americans. The Museum's many engrossing exhibits will tell stories that illuminate the underlying principles of the law in accurate language readily understood. It will celebrate both the 7th Amendment to our constitution, which protects the right to trial by jury, along with the many substantive protections arising out of two centuries of judicial decisions throughout our country.
Mr. Newman practiced trial law with the firm of Adelman Hirsch and Newman, LLP in Connecticut. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Newman is the co-author of the standard treatise on Connecticut Law of Torts and served in 2004-2005 as President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Nader said, "Mr. Newman has combined a sterling career as a practicing consumer attorney, a scholar and an author that spells a combination of experience, compassion and enthusiasm to advance the first law museum in the United States. This educational institution, scheduled to open in September, will communicate the remarkable historical legacy and continuing contributions of an evolving Tort Law to the quality of American life and culture as well as providing a sense of security and stability for a rapidly challenging technological society."
Mr. Newman said that "The American Museum of Tort Law represents an historic opportunity for citizens of all walks of life to learn about tort law—the law of wrongful injury. I will work to build a museum that will serve as a broad forum to increase our understanding of the civil justice system and the various ways the law has served and can serve to protect our safety, our rights and our freedoms in a democratic society."
Mr. Nader, long time consumer advocate and originator of the Museum, recalled a statement over fifty years ago by Roscoe Pound, former Dean of Harvard Law School that "the law must be stable but it cannot stand still." Mr. Nader added, "It must also stand strong against the sustained assault on its overall access to justice for the powerless, the wronged and the harmed. The Museum will serve to organize factual information, display and promote knowledge of tort law and its constitutional foundations, its landmark judicial decisions and its consequential societal functions."
SOURCE The American Museum of Tort Law