Blake D. Morant Named Dean of the Wake Forest School of Law

In a milestone appointment, Blake D. Morant was named dean of the Wake Forest Law School. He was the associate dean for academic affairs and the Roy L. Steinheimer Jr. Professor of Law at the Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.

Dean Morant, a native of Hampton, Virginia, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia. He also received his law degree from the University of Virginia. After completing law school he served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Army and then opened a private law practice in the nation’s capital.

In 1988 Morant began his academic career. Over the next decade he taught at law schools at American University, the University of Toledo, the University of Michigan, and the University of Alabama before joining the faculty at Washington and Lee in 1997.