Former president Bill Clinton will be coming to back Temple on April 10th to help the Beasley School of Law. He’ll be the first speaker in what’s planned to become an annual guest lecture series to aid the Temple Law Foundation.
Grant Rawdin, the president of the Temple Law Foundation, says Clinton will get the series off to a great start: “Could be a number of people, not too many. President Clinton certainly was at the top of our list of great speakers who would bring great interest to Temple’s campus.”
Former governor of Pennsylvania Edward Rendell will be alongside Clinton to moderate the question and answer at the Liacouras Center.
The Temple Law Foundation was created in 1959 for students at the Beasley School of Law. It was started to support students with scholarships and research fellowships and has expanded to include a loan payment assistance program. Alumni working in public service can apply to help pay for leftover college debt. Foundation president Rawdin says it is part of an effort to help Beasley recruit the best law students: “Recruiting today is fighting against other law schools for some of the top students. It was important for us to have scholarship dollars to be able to do that, as well further the other missions of the foundation.”
President Clinton, who came to Temple to campaign for Democrats during the 2010 elections, is one of nine presidents to visit the Temple campus. Other presidential visitors include President Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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