Doriane Coleman

Duke University School of Law

Doriane Lambelet Coleman is Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Associate of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine.  A regular teacher of Torts and Trusts and Estates, she has also taught courses in Children and Law, Medicine and Law, and Sex and Law.  Over time, broadly speaking, her work has focused on how the law in a heterogeneous liberal democracy resolves important cultural collisions, including those implicating competing constitutional rights and interests.  This has included work on cultural defenses to immigrant crime, parental rights and medical decisionmaking, and the meaning and significance of sex in law.