Phyllis Coleman

Phyllis Coleman

Professor of Law
colemanp@nsu.law.nova.edu

Education

B.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

Animal Law

Bioethics

Contracts

Family Law

Law & Psychiatry

Sports Law

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