Blake D. Morant

Blake D. Morant
Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

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 is the Immediate President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for 2016.

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.



BA, JD, University of Virginia

In the News

"The Heroic Lawyer"

June 20, 2017

Blake D. Morant writes in HuffPost about the importance of sharing positive narratives of lawyers.

"The Diplomat"

May 03, 2017

Blake D. Morant is profiled by UVA Lawyer about his path to leadership in the legal academic field.

"MLK Day Program Stresses Unity"

January 16, 2017

Blake D. Morant is quoted in Loudoun Now about his speech at the 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" ceremony.

"Free-Speech Panelists Say College Campuses Need Dialogue"

October 13, 2016

Blake D. Morant is quoted in The Richmond Times-Dispatch about free speech on college campuses.

"Daniel Bernstine, 69, College President, Leader in Legal Education"

October 09, 2016

Blake D. Morant is quoted by on the passing of Daniel Bernstine.