Prof. Coleman is a visiting professor at State University Florida's College of Law. He spent 15 years as senior adviser to NYU's president and provost and 5 years as senior VP for academic planning. As a Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence and Philosophy at Yale University, he taught courses in philosophy of law, torts, law, language and truth, political philosophy, and rational choice for almost 30 years.
He has authored many books and over 100 articles, receiving several awards, fellowships, and honorary degrees. He delivered numerous named lectures, including the Clarendon Lectures at the University of Oxford, and was awarded the Presidential Medal at Brooklyn College.