It’s now official: Blake D. Morant, dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law and president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools, will be the next Dean of the George Washington Law School. According to a GW press release: Dean Morant “will assume the deanship on Sept. 1 after having served seven years as dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law. ‘Blake Morant is not only a seasoned dean but also a national leader in legal education,’ said GW President Steven Knapp. ‘He brings to this important position a proven record of accomplishments, and his extensive leadership experience will make him an extremely valuable addition to our law school and the entire university.’”
“‘I have respected and admired the George Washington Law School throughout my career and consider serving as its next dean to be a distinct privilege,’ Mr. Morant said. “‘I look forward to working with the constituency of this historic institution during this time of both challenge and extraordinary opportunity.’”
Media Law Scholarship
Though his scholarship includes other areas of law (such as contracts, administrative law, and legal education), Dean Morant’s articles on media law include the following:
- Symposium: First Amendment Issue in Emerging Technology – The Search for a Viable Theory of Regulation in the Digital Age, 47 University of Louisville L. Rev. 4 (2009).
- Equality-Based Perspectives on the Free Speech Norm: Twenty-First Century Considerations – An Introductory Essay, 44 Wake Forest L. Rev. 315 (2009).
- Reflections of A Novice: Four Tenets For A New Dean, 40 U. of Toledo L. Rev. 385 (2009) (Symposium: Leadership in Legal Education Symposium IX).
- The Inescapable Intersection of Credibility, Audience and Profit in Broadcast Media’s Coverage of Elections, 24 St. John’s J. of Legal Commentary 479 (2009) (Symposium: Making History: Race, Gender, Media and the 2008 Election).
- The Jurisprudence of Media Access to Voting Polls, 4 First Amendment L. Rev. 107 (2005) (Symposium: The First Amendment and Press Coverage of Elections in the United States).
- The Endemic Reality of Media Ethics and Self-Restraint, 19 Notre Dame J. of Law, Ethics & Pub. Pol. 595 (2005) (Lead Article) (Symposium – Media Ethics)
- Electoral Integrity: Media, Democracy, and the Value of Self-Restraint, 55 Ala. L. Rev. 1 (2003) [Lead Article].
- The Dilemma of the Televised Fair Trial: Social Facilitation and the Intuitive Effects of Television, 8 Va. J. of Law & Social Policy 329 (2001).
- Restraint of Controversial Musical Expression After Skyywalker Records, Inc. v. Navarro and Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc.: Can the Band Play On?, 70 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1 (1992)
Advance Greeting: Welcome to Washington, D.C., Dean Morant!