University Renames Law School to Avoid Awkward Scalia Acronym

An official name change ceremony isn't expected until the fall

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George Mason University announced last week that its law school will be renamed after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but the school had to revise the name after its acronym became the butt of jokes on social media, NBC News reported. 

The Antonin Scalia School of Law spawned the trending hashtag #ASSLaw, as well as another unsavory acronym. The Fairfax, Virginia-based law school said Tuesday the new moniker is now the Antonin Scalia Law School.

An official name change ceremony isn't expected until the fall. 

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