Ralph Nader (yes, that Ralph Nader) says that Americans can learn a lot by better understanding tort law.
Do you agree?
You can read even more about it here.
I recall the opening week of Torts class in law school, when I was naïve and thought that some of the commentary and historic tidbits in the textbook were as important as all those cases (what a doofus). And so I still remember the textbook author reminding us that the odd word tort comes from the French tortus—for twisted.
How surreal and visual—exactly the kind of thing to draw an impressionable law student in.
Lawyers adept at trial work and personal injury may be similarly adept at the visual—which is why the museum organizers evocatively name tort “the muscle of justice.”
I tend to agree that tort is a window of sorts into important parts of American society. So on this Change of Venue Friday, I suppose I’m saying that if he builds it, I will go.
The website for the American Museum of Tort Law is here and includes a variety of display mockups.
Have a great and tort-free weekend.Follow @azatty