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Ben Crump doesn’t just have a new law school named after him … the institution’s already getting jaw-dropping financial support from his very famous pals!
Will Smith was right by the famed civil rights attorney’s side this week in Miami for the dedication of the Benjamin L. Crump College of Law at St. Thomas University — and sources connected to the event tell us this was way more than a photo op.
We’re told Will, funk music legend George Clinton and Bishop T.D. Jakes came together to raise a whopping $10 million for Ben’s new school. As Will told the crowd … he was honored to witness the historic event.
As of the naming ceremony, we’re told Crump is now the first practicing Black attorney in the U.S. to receive such an honor.
As you know, Ben has become a renowned attorney taking on many high-profile cases — most recently, he’s been representing the family of Tyre Nichols, who was severely beaten by Memphis cops before dying last month.
He’s also stood up for Jacob Blake and the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd — no wonder he’s frequently called Black America’s Attorney General.
Many of his clients — from those cases and others — also supported him in Miami, including George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd and Tyre Nichols’ mom and stepdad … RowVaughn Wells and Rodney.