Blake D. Morant

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



BA, JD, University of Virginia

In the News

"Beyond the Kavanaugh Confirmation: Lessons from India"

October 15, 2018

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes about his trip to India in the midst of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

"The Inspiring Professionalism Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

September 24, 2018

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes on how Justice Ginsburg inspires people to build bridges of understanding for the betterment of society.

"One Year After Charlottesville: Lessons Revealed"

August 21, 2018

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes about what he learned in the aftermath of the rallies in Charlottesville and Washington, D.C.

Joe Madison Interviews Dean Morant About the Importance of Civility in Discourse

August 10, 2018

Blake D. Morant discusses the challenges of having difficult conversations, what can be done to bring civility back, and more.

"Blake Morant: A Dean for Diversity and Civility"

July 25, 2018

Blake D. Morant is profiled in Diverse on how his values on diversity and civility have shaped his career.