Phyllis ColemanProfessor of Law
EducationB.S., University of Florida, 1970
M.Ed., University of Florida, 1975
J.D., University of Florida, 1978
A triple Gator (B.S., M.Ed., and J.D.), Professor Coleman was the first woman editor of UF’s student newspaper, The Florida Alligator. After college, she worked as a reporter and then editor at the Gwinnett County Daily News in metropolitan Atlanta. She returned to Gainesville for law school. Following graduation, she was a litigation associate at Broad & Cassel in Miami, Florida. She joined the Law Center faculty in 1979 and was awarded tenure in 1984.
Besides teaching, her passions are animal advocacy and sports. A founding member of the Animal Law Committee of the Florida Bar, she tries to help improve the lives of non-human animals through her teaching and writing.
When she is not working, Professor Coleman enjoys (watching) football, basketball, and baseball. She also swims every morning.
Areas of Interest
Law & Psychiatry