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Blake Morant

Dean
Professor of Law

Phone: 336.758.5435
Email: morantbd@wfu.edu
Location: Worrell 2318

Presentations

 

  • Speaker, State of Legal Education:  Response of the Wake Forest University School of Law, Greensboro Bar Association, Greensboro, NC, January 20, 2011.
  • Panelist, Getting to No: Law Professors and the Work-Life Balance, AALS Section on New Law Professors, San Francisco, CA, January 6, 2011.
  • Speaker, Changes in U.S. Legal Education and International Developments, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, November 24, 2010.
  • Lead, Perspectives on Beginning Law Teaching After an Established Career, a small group discussion at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference, October 28, 2010.
  • Presenter, Thomas More’s Dilemma of Conscientious, Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX, October 15, 2010.
  • Panelist, Dean's Panel Discussion – Communication with Administration, American Bar Association Law Students' Division, ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 6, 2010.
  • Panelist, Coming Out of a Downturn, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, August 4, 2010.
  • Presiding Vice President, North Carolina Bar Association, NCBA General Session Meeting, Wilmington, NC, June 26, 2010.
  • Panelist, A Day in the Life of a Dean, American Bar Association, New Deans Seminar, Jackson Hole, WY, June 1, 2010.
  • Panelist, Strategic Planning and Accreditation, American Bar Association, New Deans Seminar, Jackson Hole, WY, May 31, 2010.
  • Commencement Address Speaker, Pepperdine University School of Law, May 21, 2010.
  • Panelist, No Place to Land: Preparing Students for the Job Market, North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors Meeting, Charlotte School of Law, April 17, 2010.
  • Speaker, MLK Breakfast, Winston-Salem, Chronicle, Winston-Salem, NC, January 18, 2010.
  • Panelist, Multiple Views on Outcome Measures: The Details Matter, AALS Section for Law School Dean, New Orleans, LA, January 7, 2010.
  • Lead, Perspectives on Beginning Law Teaching After an Established Career, a small group discussion at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference, November 5, 2009.
  • Speaker, Thomas More’s Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations, Florida Coastal School of Law, October 22, 2009. 
  • Panelist, Accepting the Job and Key First Steps, Diversity Conference at Seattle University School of Law, September 25, 2009.
  • Talk, High Point Bar Association, September 2, 2009.
  • Speaker, Mentoring: Skyrocket a Career with the Right Mentor, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, August 3, 2009.
  • Panelist, Finding Opportunities: A recession too precious to waste? What would a long term recession mean for legal education based on what is happening in the legal profession?, ABA Deans’ Workshop, Chicago, IL, August 1, 2009.
  • Speaker, You Can Do This, Workshop for Pretenured Minority Law Teachers, AALS, June 18, 2009.
  • Speaker, Thomas More, Beyond Survival Conference, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia, June 16, 2009.
  • Speaker,African American Achievement and Leadership – A Celebration of AA Achievers and Leaders, The Society for the Study of Afro-American History, Winston-Salem State University, May 5, 2009.
  • Speaker, 2nd Annual Pro Bono Attorney Celebration, Legal Aid of North Carolina-Winston-Salem Office, LANC-Winston-Salem, March 26, 2009
  • Speaker, The Shifting Nature of Speech Technology, Louisville Law Review Symposium: Free Speech and the Challenge of Advancing Technology, February 20, 2009.
  • Panelist, Best Practices to Overcome Challenges to the Diversity Pipeline, MCCA Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, New York, November 19, 2008.
  • Panelist, Developments in New Technology and Media Policy, Making History: Race, Gender and the Media in the 2008 Elections, St. John’s School of Law, New York, September 26, 2008.
  • CLE Presentation on, Thomas More, Bar Center, Cary, NC, April 24, 2008.
  • Chair, panel on The Legal Profession in the Marketplace, Why Work? A Conference on Business, Professions and the Common Good, Wake Forest University, March 27-28, 2008.
  • Speaker, Current State of Legal Education and How it Intersects with Law Firms, Smith Debnam's law firm retreat, Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC, Friday, March 14, 2008.
  • Speaker, Professional Responsibility, Greensboro Bar Association, February 21, 2008.
  • A Conversation with Dean Morant, Wake Forest University School of Law, February 20, 2008.
  • Panelist, Personal Challenges: Breakout Session #4, ABA Deans’ Workshop, ABA Annual Meeting, Santa Monica, CA, February 8, 2008.
  • The Last Word, presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of Maryland School of Law, January 26, 2008.
  • National Security, the Media and the First Amendment, presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlanta People of Color Scholarship Conference, University of Richmond School of Law, January 26, 2007.
  • What Kind of Candidates Are Law Schools Looking For? presentation delivered at the American Association of Law Schools Recruitment Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2, 2006.
  • Knowledge is Power, presentation delivered at the Eighth Annual Conference of the National African-American Insurance Association, Atlanta, GA, September 14, 2006.
  • Democracy, Choice and the Importance of Voice in Contemporary Broadcast Media - Public Lecture Series, The University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, June 21, 2006.
  • Rethinking the Discourse on Race: A Symposium on How the Lack of Racial Diversity in the Media Affects Social Justice and Policy - The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development, St. John's University School of Law, April 29, 2006.
  • The Importance of Diversity, Speech to the Diversity Task Force of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, April 28, 2007.
  • Power, Inequality and the Bargain, Symposium - The Michigan State University College of Law, March 31, 2006.
  • Media, Democracy, and Election Coverage: Compulsive Restraint in the Post-Bush v. Gore Era – Distinguished Lecture delivered at the California Western School of Law, March 14, 2006.
  • What Kind of Candidates Are Law Schools Looking For?, Candidates Workshop, 2005 American Association of Law Schools Recruitment Conference Washington, D.C.
  • Contracts Across the Curriculum, AALS Conference on Contracts, Montreal, Canada, June 16, 2005 (Moderator).
  • Critiquing Contract Law, AALS Conference on Contracts, Montreal, Canada, June 16, 2005 (Moderator).
  • The First Amendment and Press Coverage of Elections in the United States, Symposium - University of North Carolina School of Law and School of Journalism, April 15, 2005.
  • The Endemic Reality of Broadcast Media's Self Restraint in Presidential Elections, Creating and Forming the Methodology for a Successful Scholarly Agenda, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference, The University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, KY (February 4, 2005).
  • Media Frenzy, Unscrupulous Journalism, and the Bonfire's Illusive Fair Trial, 12th Annual Law and Literature Seminar, Washington and Lee University, October 30, 2004.
  • What Kind of Candidates Are Law Schools Looking For?, Candidates Workshop, 2004 American Association of Law Schools Recruitment Conference Washington, D.C.
  • Panelist - Prospective Law Faculty Workshop, Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference - America, Race, and Law at the Crossroads - October 8, 2004.
  • Panel Moderator and Presenter- Government Contracts in the Modern War Era: The Relevance of Government Contract Law in Contemporary Society, Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference - America, Race, and Law at the Crossroads - October 7, 2004.
  • Panel Moderator - Supreme Court Decisions, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, July 30, 2004.
  • A Reexamination of Federal Agency Use of Declaratory Orders, Administrative Law Forum, University of San Diego School of Law, May 8, 2004.
  • Lessons from Thomas More's Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations, St. John's School of Law Distinguished Speaker Series, March 11, 2004.
  • You Now Have Tenure: What to Do Now? Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference, The University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD, January 30, 2004.
  • The Interview Process, Candidates' Workshop, 2003 American Association of Law Schools Recruitment Conference.
  • Moderator and Commentator, Supreme Court Update Panel, 2003 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL, July 20, 2003.
  • Realism in Contract Law & the Swedish Perspective, Critical Legal and Feminist Scholarship Colloquium, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 8, 2003.
  • The Thomas More Address - Thomas More's Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations, St. Dunstan's Church, Canterbury, England, July 6, 2003.
  • Symposium - Race as Proxy - Democracy, Choice, and the Importance of Voice in Contemporary Media, DePaul College of Law, Chicago, IL, March 8, 2003.
  • The 34th Institute on the Ethics in Journalism, Media Self-Restraint: A Report of Broadcast Coverage of Midterm Election Returns in 2002, November 9, 2002.
  • The Interview Process, Candidates' Workshop, 2002 American Association of Law Schools Recruitment Conference.
  • Eighth Annual Business Law Forum, The Quest for Bargains in an Age of Contractual Formalism: Strategic Initiatives for Small Businesses, the Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, October 10, 2002. 
  • The State of Women in the Legal Profession, Virginia Women Attorneys Association, 64th Annual Meeting, The Virginia State Bar, June 14, 2002.
  • Custody and Adoption Issues in the New Millennium, 64th Annual Meeting, The Virginia State Bar, June 14, 2002.
  • Televised Trials and the Effect on Lawyering, Virginia Continuing Legal Education Course - Lawyers and Popular Culture, May 3, 2002, Washington and Lee University School of Law.
  • Lawyers and Television: Lights, Cameras, Action, and the Theory of Presentment, Legitimating Fictions - A Symposium on Law and Literature, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, D.C., March 1, 2002.
  • Humanism, Culture, and Contract: Functionality and Equity in Bargaining Relationships, 2001 Critical Legal Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, September 2001.
  • The Paradox of the Televised Fair Trial: Heuristics, Group Theory and the Effects of Broadcast Media, 2001 Law and Society Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, July 2001.
  • Tribute to Retiring Dean Donald E. Lively, Keynote Speaker, Florida Coastal School of Law, April 27, 2001.
  • Gender Bias Study of the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia - Colloquium, Panelist, Sydney Lewis Hall, Washington and Lee University School of Law, March 7, 2001.
  • A New Legal Paradigm: Faculty Speak, Panelist, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, The Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, February 2, 2001.
  • The Paradox of the Televised Fair Trial, Endowed Lecture, Clason Lecture Series, Western New England College School of Law, November 2000.
  • Reemphasize Procedural Unconscionability, Faculty Workshop, Howard University School of Law, September 2000.
  • Great Trials of the Century: O.J. Simpson Criminal Trial and the Influence of Media, Washington and Lee University Alumni College, July 2000.
  • Law, Context and Relevance, Guest Speaker, University of Toledo BLSA Honors Banquet, April 2000.
  • Importance of Context and Diversity in Legal Education, ABA Section on Diversity, March 2000.
  • The Relevance of Context in Consumer Law, Consumer Law Task Force, Virginia Legal Aid Society, August 20, 1999.
  • Contracts as Noncommercial Law: Context and Unconscionability, 1999 AALS Conference on Contracts.
  • Legal Education in a Global Context, Inaugural Commencement, The Florida Coastal School of Law, May 22, 1999.
  • Incorporating Skills in the First Year Curriculum, 1998 Southeast American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting.
  • Professionalism in Legal Education, 1998 Regional Meeting of the Circuit Court Judges of Virginia.
  • Does Race Belong in the Discuss of Contract Law? 1998 University of Michigan Law School Speakers' Series, Michigan Journal of Race and Law [www.law.umich.edu/pubs/journals/mjrl (past symposia)].
  • Survival Tactics for Untenured Law Teachers, 1998 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.
  • The Applicability of Law and Literature to Contract Theory, 1998 Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.
  • Sensibility, Identity, and Social Responsibility: The Role People of Color Can Play in Corporate America, 1997 Northeastern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.
  • The Interview Process, Candidates' Workshop, 1993 and 1995 American Association of Law Schools Recruitment Conference.
  • Controversial Musical Expression" Right v. Responsibility or What's the Rap on Rap? Presentation to the Faculty of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, October 1995.