Blake D. Morant

Blake D. Morant
Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
[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.



BA, JD, University of Virginia

In the News

“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.

"Voter Surge: Harnessing the Energy of the 2018 Midterms"

November 07, 2018

Blake D. Morant writes in Forbes about how record voter turnout in the 2018 midterms should be harnessed to encourage more Americans to vote regularly.

"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.