Five Questions

October 24, 2011Duke Law News

Professor James Coleman teaches criminal law, legal ethics, negotiation and mediation, capital punishment, and wrongful convictions. Read his profile.

1. Quick bio:Hometown: Charlotte, NC.
College: Harvard College
Law school: Columbia University School of Law

2. One TV show I never miss:
The Daily Show, which I tape.

3. Favorite law school memory:
Working virtually fulltime as a research assistant for the National Employment Law Project (NELP), where, in my 2L year, I drafted a substantive section of a Supreme Court brief and attended the oral argument. We lost the case, 9-0. I learned to love the law and being a lawyer working at NELP.

4. What are your interests or passions outside of teaching?
Miniatures (1" to 1'). I no longer have the time, but I have built two doll houses from scratch, one a 10-room farm house that one day I will renovate.

5. What are you reading right now?
"Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt

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