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Hillary Clinton Attending Yale Law School Alumni Weekend For Award, Speech

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the Yale University commencement in N
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the Yale University commencement in New Haven, Conn. Monday, May 25, 2009. Clinton is a Yale Law School graduate and met Bill Clinton there in 1970. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey)

Forty years after graduating from Yale Law School, Former First Lady and Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton is returning to her alma mater for a big honor.

According to the school's website, Clinton will be receiving an "Award of Merit" on Saturday, Oct. 5 for her contributions to the legal field. As part of the alumni weekend's "Global Constitutionalism" festivities, she will also make an address

The news arrives days after a Wednesday Politico report said Clinton is fielding offers from colleges and universities to generate a formal academic platform.

Since leaving her post as Secretary Of State in February, Clinton has kept busy on the speech circuit, earning significant money for her appearances. A July Washington Post report cited her as collecting more than $200,000 per appearance for talks to various industries.

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