George Mason to name law school after Scalia
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George Mason University is planning to rename its law school after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.


The new name would be the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University. The school's dean said people will call it the Scalia Law School for short.

George Mason University's board of directors will vote on the new name Thursday. Virginia's higher education oversight agency will then need to approve the change.

The school is also expected to announce it has received two donations totaling $30 million. An anonymous donor who gave $20 million requested the renaming of the school. The other $10 million came from the Charles Koch Foundation.

The school will use the money to fund three new scholarship programs, one of which will be a Scalia scholarship for students with "excellent academic credentials."

Scalia died in February during a hunting vacation in Texas. He was the leading conservative voice on the court.