Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development
School of Law
Brooke Coleman is the Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. Her research and teaching interests focus on procedure and procedural justice. Her work has been published in the New York University Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, and Boston College Law Review, among others. She is also the lead author of an innovative civil procedure casebook, Learning Civil Procedure. In addition to her teaching and scholarship, she is the co-founder and co-organizer of the Civil Procedure Workshop, the incoming chair of the AALS Section on Civil Procedure, and a co-editor of the Courts Law section for the online legal journal JOTWELL.
Prior to joining Seattle University, Professor Coleman was a Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School. She also clerked for Honorable 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. Before her clerkship, she practiced as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian in Palo Alto, California.
Professor Coleman's teaching interests include civil procedure, advanced litigation, and federal courts. She has received numerous honors for her teaching, including the law school’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2020.
September 4, 2018