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Apr 04, 2018

Staff Reporter

Wikimedia CommonsFormer classmates of Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 are working with the Law School’s development office to create a fund in Clinton’s honor, a year and a half after the former secretary of state’s historic defeat in the 2016 presidential election.Rosalind Fink LAW ’72 — a former classmate of Clinton who is helping spearhead the new Hillary Rodham Clinton Fund for the Public Interest — said she expects two recent Yale graduates doing “public interest work” to receive year-long fellowships from the fund next fall, once the Law School formally announces its creation.Although the development of the fund remains at an early stage, Fink said the project’s ultimate goal is to raise money for the Law School to create more legal clinics, which give law students hands-on experience working with clients on complex issues like immigration.


Veronica Guerrero LAW ’20 noted that Clinton is one of the school’s most famous alumni. And while she is a political figure, Guerrero said, the Law School should honor Clinton as someone who has used her law degree to help the country. She added that having a fund named for Clinton is exciting given that “law tends to honor a lot more men.”

Clinton is slated to give this year’s Class Day speech in May.

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Reminiscing about the “Dark Ages” at Yale when there were tents in the quad, demonstrations on The Green, and a Viking from Arkansas in the library, Hillary Clinton accepted the law school’s prestigious Award of Merit from Dean Robert C. Post this afternoon before an exuberant audience of alumni, past classmates, former colleagues from the Senate and State Department, and the past recipient to whom she is married.


Dean Post introduced her with glowing praise for the many “firsts” she has accomplished,  her prodigious work in the Senate and at State, as well as impressive quotations from some of her always instructive and inspirational speeches.  Hillary laid out the rationale for her signature initiative at the Clinton Foundation, Too Small to Fail,  explaining that even with gridlock in Washington there are efforts possible on the private side that can help to advance future achievement for the littlest people among us.

The event highlighted Yale Law School’s Alumni Weekend.

Photos from the New Haven Register.

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With CGI 2013 in the archives, and its participants energetically diving into new and continuing commitments, initiatives, and projects,  Hillary Clinton is not one to let the grass grow under her kitten heels.  She, too, launched headlong into another busy week today.

At her D.C. home, Hillary hosted a fundraiser for family friend and Virginia gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe.  She will host  a second McAuliffe fundraiser in New York City on October 15.  This evening she is being honored by the Children’s Defense Fund at the Kennedy Center.

Tuesday will find her back on home turf in New York to receive a National Legacy Award from Save the Children at a gala funded by Calvin Klein at Cipriani.  On Friday she will head upstate to Clinton,  New York where Hamilton College will host her as part of their Great Names Speaker Series.

Finally, she will end the week in New Haven, Connecticut where the Yale Law School  will honor her with their Award of Merit during Alumni Weekend.  Yale has a Youtube channel that will provide video of the event.

Congratulations, Madame Secretary, on the well-deserved recognition of your work, and thank you for the words of wisdom you never fail to impart.   We are always right here watching with admiration and pride!


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