Blake D. Morant

Blake D. Morant
Title:
Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Email:
[email protected]

Blake D. Morant is currently Dean and the Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Dean Morant most recently served as Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he built a national reputation as an exceptional law school administrator, 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. Dean Morant was the President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 2015.

Dean 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.

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Education

BA, JD, University of Virginia

In the News

"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.  

“College Admissions Scandal: A Plea for Reason”

March 26, 2019

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes about the importance of holistic admissions processes in response to the college admissions scandal.

“Blackface Exposed: From Controversy to Opportunity’’

February 11, 2019

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes about the recent contentious events in Virginia and how they can be catalysts for more discussion and action on race.

“After The Shutdown: The Essentiality Of Compromise’’

January 28, 2019

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes about compromise after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

“Hope For A Happy (And Civil) New Year’’

December 12, 2018

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes offering five pieces of advice that can lead to more civil exchanges.