Jeffrey Coates

Associate Dean for Alumni & Development

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    Room: 1001
    Phone: 919-613-7175, Fax: 919-613-7170
    210 Science Drive
    Box 90389
    Durham, NC 27708-0389

Jeff D. Coates has been the associate dean for alumni and development at Duke Law School since April 2008. As the associate dean, Jeff oversees the Alumni & Development Office, managing all facets of the school's comprehensive advancement operation.

Prior joining Duke Law School in April 2008, Jeff held positions at the University of Illinois College of Law; the University of Illinois Foundation; the Citizens Utility Board in Chicago; and the Illinois 7th Circuit Court. He holds a master's degree in legal studies from the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in the administration of justice from Southern Illinois University.

Jeff is married to Karmen Coates, a pre-sentence investigation writer with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. They have an eight year-old son, Tristen.