Weapon of the Weak

In his remarks at the opening of the American Museum of Tort Law, Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner stated that tort law is “the weapon of the weak.”


History in the making

The law is not static. It changes and evolves as society changes. So a Museum dedicated to the law is not, and cannot be static, locked in time, and frozen.


Lawn Darts

It’s so exciting to watch our reputation grow. Just this morning I received a very nice note from Professor Andrew Jay McClurg, of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, donating a never-used set of lawn darts for inclusion in the “Dangerous Toys” section of our Museum. Professor McClurg blogs at, a pleasant, entertaining, and humorous blog about the law. It’s worth a look.

Remember these? Your parents really were trying to kill you.


Donning and Doffing

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide a case involving workers at a Tyson Foods, Inc., plant who allege that the company failed to pay them overtime for donning and doffing protective and sanitation gear that they were required to wear while working, and for time spent walking to and from their workstations.