The verdict? Ralph Nader's Conn. tort law museum is a treasure

The American Museum of Tort Law, and its founder, Ralph Nader, seek to increase citizen understanding of civil law and the role the body of law plays in the protection of personal freedom and safety.

The museum, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, features exhibits that are designed for all ages, from high school kids to senior citizens. “It is authentic, gives you questions to mull over,” says Nader, adding that he especially gets a kick out of the reaction of the many students who visit. “They ask, ‘We have these rights?’ ”