Significant Naming Rights 
for Expansion of the Museum’s Mission

The American Museum of Tort Law, America’s first law museum is now open. We have met our Phase I fundraising goal which covered the costs of purchasing the building, its renovation, and exhibit costs. We now need your financial support to allow the Museum to expeditiously undertake Phase II of its development so that a powerful narrative about Tort Law, a pillar of our democracy, can be more widely appreciated throughout the country.

The next step for the Museum is the construction of a new wing that can accommodate a model Courtroom, additional exhibit space, a vibrant digital outreach center, a traveling exhibit project, and an interactive resource center to further the Museum's educational mission in communities nationwide.
Journalists, students, scholars, lawmakers, and the American people will all benefit from this singular and enduring institutional communications clearinghouse.

Naming rights are now available for funders who would like to help make these new programs and facilities a reality.

The Justice in Action Wing will be approximately 10,000 square feet and will house the following:

Naming rights for the Justice in Action Wing: $5 million.

One of the most important new elements of the Museum will be a full-size Courtroom. It will be equipped with: state-of-the-art audio/visual systems, a judge's bench, jury box, counsel tables, and public seating. Leading trial lawyers will be invited to re-enact landmark cases for live and web-cast audiences. Judges, journalists, lawyers, and others will be invited to attend, moderate, and participate in these trials. We also plan on sponsoring mock-trial competitions for law students interested in practicing Tort Law.

In addition to mock trials, videotapes of trials, trial exhibits, and theatrically released movies, other media will be used to highlight the essence of the cases and elaborate the roles of plaintiffs, trial lawyers, judges, and jurors in advancing justice. Visitors will be able to view films in the Courtroom. These films will depict the evolving substance of Tort Law and its effect on contemporary life. The Museum will house this distinctive educational film library for its film forums and other uses nationwide.

The Museum staff will develop a comprehensive website featuring its programs and events. Visitors to the website, from this and other countries, will be able to see the exhibits, Courtroom and film theater. In this way a broader audience can begin to learn about the evolving genius of American Tort Law, the actual operation of the civil justice system, and how, beset by adverse pressures, they both compensate and protect people. This website will be the go-to place for scholars, practitioners, the media, and the public who need information about how Tort Law has improved our society.

Traveling exhibits developed by the Museum staff featuring multi-media displays and artifacts will tour the country. The programming developed for the Museum's Courtroom will be used in Courtrooms and schools nationwide to further the Museum's educational mission. Local lawyers will participate in Civil Justice Appreciation Days.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer described the American Museum of Tort Law as “an excellent educational institution.

Yankee Magazine named The American Museum of Tort Law, the Best New Museum of New England in 2016.