|Name||Andrew M. Coats|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , United States
Jul 16, 2009 02:35pm
|Info||Andrew M. Coats was appointed as the Eleventh Dean of the College of Law and Fourth Director of the Law Center on April 25, 1996. Prior to his appointment at the University of Oklahoma he was a senior partner of the Oklahoma Law Firm of Crowe & Dunlevy. |
An alumnus of the University and the College of Law, Dean Coats has served as the District Attorney of Oklahoma County, the Mayor of Oklahoma City, President of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and President of the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm. Dean Coats also served as naval advisor to the Chinese Nationalist Government in Taiwan while an officer in the US Navy.
His legal career is highlighted by sucessfully arguing before the US Supreme Court for the Universities of Oklahoma and Georgia in their landmark case against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) which broke the NCAA's college football TV monopoly. As District Attorney of Oklahoma County, he prosecuted a number of important cases, including capital cases such as the "Sirloin Stockade Murders."
In 1996, Dean Coats became the national President of the American College of Trial Lawyers (1996-97). He is also a trustee of the US Supreme Court Historical Society, an Oklahoma Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and was the Charter President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.