Thursday, June 18, 2015

American Museum of Tort Law Announces Executive Director

And, while we're on the topic of bar-initiated historical activities, we should note the report in the Connecticut Legal Times that a well-known Connecticut trial lawyer Richard Newman has been named executive director of the American Museum of Tort Law, which consumer advocate Ralph Nader announced he would open in his hometown of Winsted, Connecticut, back in 2013.

"A tort museum, I like that," Katherine A. Hermes, a legal historian who chairs the history department at Central Connecticut State University (and who long ago hosted me in New Zealand), says in the CLT story.  "I'm very intrigued by the idea and think this will be a very popular attraction for legal scholars."