Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Blake D. Morant has been named recipient of the John R. Kramer Outstanding Law School Dean Award from Equal Justice Works. The prestigious award is given annually to a law school dean who has demonstrated leadership in building an institution that nurtures a spirit of public service during his tenure at an Equal Justice Works participating member law school.
Previous recipients of the award are among the most respected law school deans in the country, including Larry Kramer of Stanford Law School and Elena Kagan of Harvard Law School.
Dean Morant was nominated for the award by the Student Executive Board of the Pro Bono Project. Some of the accomplishments that gained him recognition include creating field work opportunities for students through the establishment of Community Law and Business Clinic, and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Externship program, promoting scholarship in the area of public interest, and establishing a vision for the law school that incorporate a strong commitment to pro bono service and community outreach.
The Wake Forest Community celebrated Dean Morant’s award with a courtyard reception on Oct. 8. He will be formally recognized at the Equal Justice Works Award Dinner on Oct. 21 at the Ronal Reagan International Trade Building in Washington, D.C. Some of the nations most notable figures in law will be present at the dinner.
Equal Justice Works, which is presenting the award, aims to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers to be committed to equal justice. They provide leadership to ensure that talented and well-trained lawyers become involved in public service.