Brooke D. Coleman

Brooke D. Coleman joined the Seattle University School of Law faculty in 2009. She is currently the co-associate dean of research and faulty development and professor of law.

Coleman’s academic experience has included work in curriculum review and development, faculty appointments, student advising, faculty development and teaching — including courses on civil procedure, advanced litigation and federal courts.

Her scholarship on procedure and procedural justice may be found in publications such as the NYU Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Tulane Law Review and Notre Dame Law Review. She also co-authored a 2018 book titled Learning Civil Procedure.

Before joining the Seattle University School of Law, Coleman was a Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School; a clerk for the Hon. David F. Levi, district judge in the Eastern District of California and then-chair of the Standing Committee on the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure; and an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati and at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin and Hachigian in Palo Alto, California.

Coleman served as the William C. Oltman Professor for Teaching Excellence for two years and received the law school’s Outstanding Faculty Award for 2013, 2015 and 2016. She has traveled to more than 10 states, giving more than 30 presentations and written contributions to various publications, workshops symposia and conferences. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

See Coleman’s CV and faculty page for additional information.