President Bill Clinton, senator and alumnus Sam Nunn to attend Emory Law Centennial Gala

By A. Kenyatta Greer | April 10, 2017

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Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at Emory Law's Centennial Gala on Saturday, April 29. Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn will receive the school's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Emory University School of Law announced today that 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the school’s Centennial Gala. Former United States senator and Emory Law alumnus Sam Nunn will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which will take place Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta. 

The gala is the culmination of a weekend of reunion and Centennial-themed events, and the final event in a series of nationwide events celebrating Emory Law’s founding. Other speakers at events in Atlanta and across the country have included NAACP President Cornell Brooks; civil rights leader and member of Congress John Lewis (D-Ga.); Emory faculty members; and the CEOs of Moody’s, GlaxoSmithKline and MetLife.

Robert Schapiro, dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, said, “Emory is honored President Clinton will join us as we celebrate advancing the rule of law for a century. For the last 100 years, Emory Law has educated and inspired some of the century’s greatest legal minds and leaders like Senator Sam Nunn. We celebrate a rich history, as well as the beginning of a new century of Emory leaders who, like President Clinton and Senator Nunn, will confront global challenges head on and, in the process, advance our shared society.”

Emory Law, which ranks among the nation’s top 25 law schools, will have hosted two of the five living former presidents of the United States in a single month this year. Former President Jimmy Carter, University Distinguished Professor at Emory, spoke on campus April 6, delivering the law school’s annual David J. Bederman Lecture.

The Centennial Gala is a ticketed event and space is limited; Emory Law alumni may purchase tickets here