A museum with a message
The mission of the nationally acclaimed American Museum of Tort Law is to educate, inform and inspire Americans about two things: Trial by jury; and the benefits of tort law. Tort law is the law of wrongful injuries, including motor vehicle crashes, defective products, medical malpractice, and environmental disasters, among many others. And trial by jury is a bedrock American right, guaranteed in our Bill of Rights. Visitors to the Museum will enjoy learning about tort law and trial by jury, and see how both have improved the lives, not only of those injured, but all of us. The Museum has one gallery of important precedent-setting cases; another gallery exhibiting dangerous toys; and a third with interactive panels, which let visitors learn about seven cases in detail. In addition, our theater runs two brief (15 minutes) movies which trace the evolution (and importance) of trial by jury and tort law and examine a current powerful case. The main gallery features cases which made a difference not only to the injured victims, but to everyone: Cases like the Ford Pinto, Liebeck v. McDonalds, and the tobacco and asbestos litigation, among others.