George Mason University Names Law School Building for John T. Hazel, Jr.
Fairfax, VA—George Mason University's Board of Visitors voted unanimously to name the building which houses its School of Law after John T. Hazel, Jr., commonly known as "Til," a long-time university supporter and visionary advocate for Northern Virginia.
Hazel, a prominent attorney and real estate developer, led the effort to help Mason acquire a law school in 1979. The building, located on Mason"s Arlington campus, will be known as John T. Hazel, Jr. Hall.
"Til fought hard for the acquisition and accreditation of the law school in the face of considerable opposition throughout the state," says Sidney Dewberry, rector of Mason's Board of Visitors. "Over the years he has worked diligently in support of higher education. His influence among business leaders has resulted in a boon for George Mason and all of Virginia."