Blake Morant

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Wake Forest Law Review fall 2015 symposium described as innovative in its approach to legal education reform

The Wake Forest Law Review took on legal education reform at its fall symposium amid continued criticism that law schools need to do more to ensure graduates are practice ready. Why? Because law firms — and more importantly their clients — insist they don’t want to pay to train first-year associates. More than 150 participants attended the symposium, “Revisiting Langdell: Legal Education Reform and the Lawyer’s Craft,” which was held Oct. 23, 2015, at Wake Forest University, according to organizers. Continue reading »

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Law school confers hoods on largest class of international graduates in 120-year history

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on 228 graduates, including 30 international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, Juris Doctor (JD) candidates, and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates. That is compared to 24 international graduates in 2013, which included the law school’s first Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (S.J.D.). It is the largest class of international graduates in the law school’s 120-year history. Continue reading »

Professor Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University

Yale Law Professor Akhil Amar gives insight into unwritten value of American Constitution as the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture

Professor Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and author of “America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By,”  gave the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Dean Blake Morant to give keynote at Fourth Circuit of American Bar Association-Law Student Division Spring meeting Saturday, March 1

The Fourth Circuit of the American Bar Association-Law Student Division will hold its spring meeting and Governor Election from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Wake Forest Law Dean Blake D. Morant will give the keynote address,”Educating Lawyers for the 21st Century,” beginning at 11:45 a.m.

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National Jurist again lists Dean Blake Morant among most influential in legal education

The National Jurist announced today that Dean Blake D. Morant is once again among the most influential people in legal education.  Continue reading »

Dean Blake Morant named to Lawyers Of Color’s Third Annual Power 100 List

Dean Blake Morant  has once again been named to the Lawyers Of Color’s Third Annual Power 100 List. The list is a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential black attorneys working in government, academics and both the public and private sectors. Continue reading »

Dean Blake Morant broadens Wake Forest Law’s national reputation, increases student opportunities

Dean Blake Morant cares about the students at Wake Forest Law. Continue reading »

Dean Blake D. Morant nominated as president-elect for American Association of Law Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wake Forest Law Dean Blake D. Morant has been nominated as president-elect of the American Association of Law Schools by the Executive Committee.  Continue reading »

Dean Blake D. Morant appointed to Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice

Wake Forest Law Dean Blake D. Morant has been appointed to the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Morant’s five-year term began Oct. 24, 2013. Continue reading »

Dean Blake Morant and Thomas Sager (’76) to speak at NALP Foundation Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 2

Dean Blake D. Morant and Thomas Sager (’76) will participate in panels at a conference titled “Tomorrow’s Law Practice: A Forum on the Market, Demand and Opportunities For Lawyers” on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Washington, D.C. Continue reading »