WFU Law School Dean inducted into the Raven Society

Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Blake Morant was inducted into the Raven Society at the University of Virginia earlier this month. The election into the Raven Society is one of the highest honors given to an alumnus.

“I am truly humbled by my election to this historic society,” said Morant, who earned his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia.

The Raven Society has sought over the years to honor and promote superior academic and extra-curricular achievement, according to the Society’s web site.

In 1933, the Society began presenting the Raven Award, which recognizes students, professors, administrators, and alumni for their scholarly pursuits and their dedication to the University of Virginia’s ideals.

The first two recipients were John Lloyd Newcomb and Fenton Allen Gentry. Newcomb was then the much-loved and eminently competent acting-President of the Raven Society, while Gentry was, among other accomplishments, a Rhodes Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Southern Conference boxing champion.