in Philadelphia has announced a $5 million gift from trustee Leonard Barrack (BS '65, JD '68), and his wife, Lynne, (BS '68), to create a scholarship program in its .
The gift to the President's Strategic Fund will be used to establish the Barrack Scholars in Law, a five-year initiative that is currently in development. Barrack, who has been a Temple University trustee since 2001 and chairs the law school's Board of Visitors, is a senior and founding partner of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, which litigates securities and antitrust class actions and complex commercial litigation. Previous gifts from the Barracks to the law school have established the Barrack Public Interest Fellowship Program, the Kohn and Weiner chairs, and helped fund the renovation of College Hall, which was renamed Morris and Sylvia Barrack Hall, in honor of Leonard Barrack's parents.
"We are grateful for this gift and look forward to welcoming the first cohort of Barrack Scholars to join Temple Law in the 2016–2017 academic year," said JoAnne Epps, dean of the law school. "The generosity of the Barracks never ceases to amaze me."
"Lynne and I have benefited from the excellent education Temple provides," said Barrack, "and we have never been more excited about the university's future."