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George Mason this week scheduled a future campus PC incident by announcing plans to rename itself after a Supreme Court justice who, frankly, would never have hired one of its graduates.

The University’s Board of Visitors voted Thursday to change the law school’s name to the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University. The school also announced $30 million in new donations, including a $10 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, which already underwrites the rest of the university so why not the law school too, I guess.

Far sadder is the fact that aspiring lawyers can attend the Antonin Scalia School of Law but Antonin Scalia himself, as Above the Law’s Elie Mystal notes, would never have wasted his time on them.

“By and large,” Scalia told an American University of Law student in 2009, “I’m going to be picking from the law schools that basically are the hardest to get into. They admit the best and the brightest, and they may not teach very well, but you can’t make a sow’s ear out of a silk purse. If they come in the best and the brightest, they’re probably going to leave the best and the brightest, OK?”

At the time, American was ranked 45th. George Mason is currently ranked 45th.

Related: Earlier this year, Gawker published a story containing multiple firsthand, on-the-record allegations of unfair treatment of black law students by Antonin Scalia, when he was an instructor at the University of Chicago.