Praise for the Appointment of Dean Blake D. Morant

"George Washington University has made a superb choice in selecting Dean Blake Morant as their next law school dean. I have had the privilege of working with Blake for the past year, first in his role as a member of the Executive Committee, which is the governing board of the Association of American Law Schools, then since January in his new role of serving as the President-Elect of the AALS. He is an inspirational leader who is deeply committed both to improving American legal education and to expanding access to it."

Judith Areen
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
The Association of American Law Schools

"Blake Morant is not only a seasoned dean but also a national leader in legal education. He brings to this important position a proven record of accomplishments, and his extensive leadership experience will make him an extremely valuable addition to our law school and the entire university."

Steven Knapp
GW President

"From his deep and rich experiences as a superb leader in the law school world to his genuine, personal engagement with students, faculty, and staff, Blake is the real deal. I am so grateful that someone with his talents, commitments, and character is devoting himself to legal education!"

Martha Minow
Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor
Harvard Law School

"The entire University of Virginia Law School community is proud that our graduate and friend Blake Morant has become dean of GW Law. I have had the pleasure of working with Blake and know that his combination of impeccable judgment, personal warmth, and unshakeable integrity will serve the GW Law community well."

Paul Mahoney
University of Virginia School of Law

"Blake Morant brings a remarkable track record of success in law and legal education. With his prior experience as a dean, his career as a lawyer, and his leadership in the Association of American Law Schools, he will take George Washington University Law School to new heights—and he will do it in a spirit of friendship and community."

Rachel Moran

"Blake is a visionary leader and a truly warm, caring, and ethical person. Working with his outstanding colleagues at GW, I am confident that he will build a sense of community and common purpose at the law school."

Chris Guthrie
Dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law
Vanderbilt Law School

"Blake is an outstanding academic leader who has the experience and vision to further enhance the law school’s well-deserved reputation for academic excellence."

Steven Lerman
GW Provost

"Blake Morant is an extraordinarily creative and visionary leader, one whose footprint in legal education has been large indeed. I have been very fortunate to work closely with Blake in the AALS and have always benefited from his wise counsel, sensible judgment, and sense of humor. In these times of ferment and self-assessment in legal education, Blake Morant has been a beacon of optimism and candid reflection. He is a powerful advocate for contemporary legal education in a period in which we need impactful advocacy. Blake Morant has stood out as a thoughtful, engaging, and thoroughly affable contributor— a real leader, and a good soul."

Daniel B. Rodriguez
Dean and Harold Washington Professor and 2014 President of The Association of American Law Schools
Northwestern University School of Law