Blake Morant, dean of the law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was named president-elect of the American Association of Law Schools. The nonprofit organization is an academic society for legal scholars and serves a the principal representative of legal education with the federal government. Dean Morant will serve one-year as president-elect and then become president of the organization in 2015.
Dean Morant is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law. He served for 14 years in the office of the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army. Before coming to Wake Forest, he served on the faculty at the law schools at the University of Toledo and Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.