A record-breaking $50 million gift to George Mason University, announced Thursday, will go to the university’s Antonin Scalia Law School to support 13 new faculty members.
The gift is a bequest from the estate of the late Judge Allison M. Rouse in California and his wife Dorothy B. Rouse. Allison Rouse was an appointee of President Ronald Reagan, who also appointed Antonin Scalia to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and later to the U.S. Supreme Court.