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, who works in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. They have a ten year-old son named Tristen.