Dean Blake D. Morant elected to Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Blake D. Morant has been elected to the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee for a three-year term.

The representatives of the House of Delegates of the AALS elected three new members to its Executive Committee at its Jan. 7, 2012 meeting.  In addition to Morant, Dean Kellye Y. Testy of the University of Washington School of Law will also serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee. Professor Leo P. Martinez of the University of California Hastings College of Law has been appointed to the office of President-Elect. 

Dean Morant has been active in the AALS throughout his career.  Most recently, he was member of the AALS Committee on Libraries and Technology and the AALS Advisory Committee on ABA Accreditation Standards (2011). He served on the AALS Nominating Committee (2009), the Professional Development Committee (2005-2007), and the Journal of Legal Education Editorial Board (2000-2002). He has served on two Planning Committees as well, one for the AALS Workshop on Family Law and Family Courts in a Time of Change (2007) and another more directly in his field of expertise for the Conference on Exploring the Boundaries of Contract Law (2004). Dean Morant is a frequent speaker at AALS programs, most recently at the Faculty Recruitment Conference and the Workshop for New Law Teachers.

The AALS is a non-profit educational association of 176 law schools, which represents over 10,000 law faculty in the United States.  The AALS’s purpose is “the improvement of the legal profession through legal education.”  The AALS  hosts an annual meeting that constitutes the largest gathering of law faculty in the world.  The House of Representatives is composed of designated representatives from the member schools and meets twice during the annual meeting.