Professor Michael Rustad was a featured speaker at the opening ceremony, organized by Ralph Nader, of the American Museum of Tort Law in Winstead, Connecticut on September 26, 2015. Other invited guests included the museum's founders, professors, law deans, judges and other public officials, leading trial attorneys, former plaintiffs, and former jurors. The Tort Law Museum, the first of its kind in the United States, "seeks to increase citizen understanding of Tort Law and the role the body of law plays in the protection of personal freedom and safety,' according to its mission statement.