Speaker Bio

Blake D. Morant is former Dean and current Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. Prior to assuming the deanship, he was Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law. Blake has held national leadership positions at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the American Bar Association (ABA), including AALS President in 2015. Currently, he’s a member of the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Education and president of the AALS Fellows.

Among his many professional honors, Blake was named the John R. Kramer Outstanding Law Dean by Equal Justice Works and recognized four times by The National Jurist as one of the most influential people in legal education. 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 Assistant General Counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.