The dean position of the Antonin Scalia Law School will now be known as the Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean, recognizing the transformational gift to the law school of $50 million from the estate of late Judge Allison M. Rouse and Mrs. Dorothy B. Rouse. Announced in March, the Rouse Endowment will fund as many as 14 endowed chairs at Scalia Law.
“The gift from the Rouse estate and the endowed chair for the law school dean are a clear example of the power of philanthropy to support Mason’s goal of attracting high-quality faculty,” said Trishana Bowden, vice president for university advancement and alumni relations and president of the George Mason University Foundation.
Henry N. Butler is the first Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean, a position he will hold until June 2020, when he returns to full-time teaching and research. A search is currently underway for the next dean. The Antonin Scalia Law School has 44 full-time faculty and a total enrollment of 525 students, and has been in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report rankings for 18 consecutive years.
August 6, 2019