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Hillary Addresses Income Inequality at her Law School Alma Mater

The Hartford Courant | October 6, 2013

Photo:  Samantha Gardner

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mixed reminiscences of her Yale Law School days with a call to address growing economic inequality, especially as it affects children, in an address at the school Saturday afternoon.

"It was here that I developed a lifelong passion about children's welfare," Clinton said, as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, looked on. "If you want to know the moral and economic health of a community, look at the children."

Clinton, a former U. S. senator and first lady, received the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit. Yale Law School Dean Robert C. Post called it the most prestigious award given by the school.

The packed audience at Woolsey Hall gave Clinton, who graduated from Yale Law School in 1973, a standing ovation as she took the stage.