ARLINGTON, Va. ― George Mason University plans to name its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, following an anonymous $20 million donation from a Scalia admirer and a $10 million donation from the foundation of industrialist and philanthropist Charles Koch.
The law school announced Thursday that its anonymous donor approached the school through a friend of Scalia and asked that the law school be named for him.
Mason’s law school has developed a reputation as a conservative powerhouse in recent years.
The money will also establish three new scholarships.
Koch, known for his donations to conservative and libertarian causes, has long been a prominent donor to Mason.
The name change will require approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.