Blake D. Morant

Blake D. Morant
Title:
Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law
Address:
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Email:
[email protected]

Blake D. Morant is the Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law and served as Dean of the law school from 2014-2019. Professor Morant was also Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he built a national reputation as an exceptional law school administrator, a tireless advocate for students, and respected legal scholar. He has published extensively in his areas of scholarly focus, including contract theory, media law, and administrative law. He also has been active in national professional legal organizations throughout his career. Professor Morant was the President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 2015.

Professor Morant was named the John R. Kramer Outstanding Law Dean by Equal Justice Works and was recognized three times by National Jurist magazine as one of the most influential people in legal education. He was twice named professor of the year by the Women Law Students Organization at Washington and Lee University and received five awards for outstanding teaching at the University of Toledo College of Law. He has taught at the law schools of American University, University of Toledo, University of Michigan, University of Alabama, and Washington and Lee University. He also served as a visiting fellow of University College, Oxford. Prior to becoming a legal academic, he served in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps, as a senior associate with a Washington, D.C., law firm, and as an Assistant General Counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Publications

Education

BA, JD, University of Virginia

In the News

"The Problems of Some Are the Problems of All"

June 02, 2020

Blake D. Morant discussed on SiriusXM's "The Joe Madison Show" the case of the former officer charged with George Floyd's death.

"A Prescription for Hope in 2020"

June 01, 2020

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes how the future of the country depends on shifting attitudes and investment in mutual respect for all.

"Overcoming Social Distancing"

April 27, 2020

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes about whether social distancing will exacerbate the incivility that plagues society today.

"March Madness, UVA, and Hope for a More Civil Society"

April 09, 2019

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes about why March Madness and UVA serve as antitheses to many of the struggles faced by society.