Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Connolly Calls on GMU To Rename Law School the “Scalia-Ginsburg School of Law”:
Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement calling on George Mason University to rename the law school the Scalia-Ginsburg School of Law.
I call on the George Mason University Board of Visitors to rename the Law School the Scalia-Ginsburg School of Law. It honors the bequest but adds the balance in jurisprudence the current name lacks. A statue of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be erected facing the existing Justice Scalia statue signifying that there are competing views of the law and no one view will dominate George Mason University’s academic studies.
As a public university Mason has a singular obligation to promote intellectual diversity in thought and actions, especially in naming schools of specialized studies.
George Mason renamed its law school in honor of the late Justice Scalia in 2016 following receipt of a $30 million gift.