George Mason University touted a plan last week to rename its law school after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — but the new moniker was quickly scrubbed after its acronym became the butt of jokes on social media.
The Antonin Scalia School of Law had prompted some backside-related ribbing with the trending hashtag #ASSLaw, as well as another unsavory acronym.
The Fairfax, Virginia-based law school on Tuesday announced yet another new moniker: the Antonin Scalia Law School.
An official name change ceremony isn't expected until the fall, after Virginia's higher education oversight agency agrees to the renaming.
The original proposal was first announced last Thursday when George Mason received a $30 million donation that included the request to rename its law school, known for its conservative legal teachings, after Scalia, a stalwart conservative jurist.
The honor was also met with some criticism from legal pundits who saw Scalia's legacy as polarizing because of his controversial remarks while on the Supreme Court.