Former President Bill Clinton will speak at Temple University's Liacouras Center in April to kick off a new series that raises scholarship money for the Beasley Law School, according to the univerisity's website.

Clinton's speech, which is open to the public, will be held 5 p.m. April 10 in North Philadelphia. Tickets are now available online, ranging from $40 to $100. Following his address, former Gov. Ed Rendell will host a question-and-answer session.

"The event is hosted by the Temple Law Foundation, a group founded in 1959 to promote excellence at Temple's Beasley School of Law," a statement on the law school's website said. "And will launch the Foundation's new annual guest lecture series benefiting student scholarships and the Barrack Public Interest Fellowship Program."

Clinton will be the ninth president to speak at Temple, though the first after serving in the White House. The previous eight spoke either while in office or prior to entering the White House. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and Harry S. Truman all visited the University while in office. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama all came before they were elected.

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