Temple trustee's $5M gift to endow law school scholarships

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Temple University trustee Leonard Barrack and his wife Lynne have donated $5 million to the university to be used for law school scholarships.

Temple University trustee Leonard Barrack and his wife, Lynne, have donated $5 million to the university to be used for law school scholarships, Temple announced Thursday.

Both Barracks are Temple graduates. Leonard Barrack, a lawyer, graduated from the business school in 1965 and the law school in 1968, and his wife got her degree in education in 1968. Two of their children have also received Temple degrees.

Terms of the five-year Barrack Scholars program are still in development. The first group of scholars will be welcomed this fall, said law school dean JoAnne Epps.

"Len and Lynne are two of Temple's most devoted alumni, and their lifelong support, especially for Temple Law students and faculty, will be felt for generations," Temple president Neil D. Theobald said in a statement.

Leonard Barrack, a member of the board of trustees since 2001, also chairs the law school's Board of Visitors and is senior and founding partner of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, a Philadelphia-based firm that focuses on securities and antitrust class actions and commercial litigation.

"As a native Philadelphian, I know that Temple is Philadelphia's public university and that Temple Law School produces some of the world's sharpest legal minds," he said in a statement. "Lynne and I have benefitted from the excellent education Temple provides, and we have never been more excited about the university's future."

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