James Beasley, Sr. was truly an extraordinary legal professional. His passion for the law and justice started at his alma mater, Temple University. Prior to going to Temple University, Jim Beasley was a high school dropout driving a Greyhound bus. He went to college on the GI bill, selecting Temple University Law School as his school of choice. The value of education resonated deeply with Jim, as he put himself through law school with the help of the GI bill.
Jim always felt indebted to Temple University for the numerous opportunities provided to him there. That's why, in 1999, Jim generously donated $20 million to the Temple University Law School. This impressive donation was used to create a scholarship fund that has now been used to cover many students' tuitions over the years, as well as provide necessary funds for professorial chairs and other expenses.