Jules Leslie Coleman (born 1947) is a scholar of law and jurisprudence. He was the Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School until 2012. Now retired, he most recently served the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning at New York University.
Coleman received his B.A. from Brooklyn College of CUNY in 1968, his Ph.D in Philosophy from Rockefeller University in 1972, and his M.S.L. from the Yale Law School in 1976. He teaches classes at Yale on philosophy of law; torts; law, language and truth; political philosophy; and rational choice. Coleman briefly served on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley and returned there again later in his career to teach philosophy in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program. In 1988, he received the Brooklyn College Distinguished Alumni Award and was granted a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was selected to deliver the Clarendon Lectures at the University of Oxford.
Coleman is also known for his audiophilia and has published occasionally on the subject of music and sound systems.
Coleman's brother is the fiction writer Reed Farrel Coleman.
Jules Coleman has published extensively in legal journals and is the author of several books. His works include:
- Philosophy of Law: An Introduction to Jurisprudence (with Jeffrey Murphy), 1984
- Markets, Morals, and the Law, 1988 Cambridge University Press
- Risks and Wrongs, 1992, Cambridge University Press
- The Practice of Principle: In Defense of a Pragmatist Approach to Legal Theory, 2000, Oxford University Press
- Hart's Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to The Concept of Law, 2001, Oxford University Press
- The Clarendon Lectures in Law, 2001, Oxford University Press
- The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy (with Scott Shapiro), 2002, Oxford University Press 
- Philosophy and Law (with Joel Feinberg), 2006
Coleman is best known for his espousal of legal positivism.
Interview with Jules Coleman, By Diego Papayannis
During his visit to Girona, Jules L. Coleman gave us a long interview in which he goes through his personal and intellectual life until today.
The Architecture of Jurisprudence: Part I. Dr. Jules Coleman
John Gardner: "Corrective Justice, Corrected" - Jules L. Coleman: "Reply"
This is John Gardner's presentation at the workshop "Tort Law, Morality and Social Justice. A Celebration of the 20 years of Risks and Wrongs", held in Giron...
Jules L. Coleman: "Liability and Assignability"
This is the final lecture of the workshop "Tort Law, Morality and Social Justice", held at the University of Girona on December 17 and 18, 2012.
Diego M. Papayannis: "Corrective Justice, Well-being, and Responsibility" - Jules Coleman: "Reply"
This is Diego M. Papayannis' presentation at the workshop "Tort Law, Morality and Social Justice. A Celebration of the 20 years of Risks and Wrongs", held in...
Jules Coleman - Teddle - The Story for Tech City UK
Martín Hevia: "Coleman on Gap-Filling and Default Rules" - Jules L. Coleman: "Reply"
This is Martín Hevia's presentation at the workshop "Tort Law, Morality and Social Justice. A Celebration of the 20 years of Risks and Wrongs", held in Giron...
C. Rosenkrantz: A Compensatory Conception of Corrective Justice Revisited - Jules L. Coleman: Reply
This is Carlos Rosenkrantz' presentation at the workshop "Tort Law, Morality and Social Justice. A Celebration of the 20 years of Risks and Wrongs", held in ...
Jaden Jules as Gary Coleman in Avenue Q
Jaden as Gary Coleman starting around the 5mn mark.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0700
Launched late last year in the UK, Leixlip-born Jules Coleman's outfit is a new online service that connects home-owners to cleaners. Earlier this year, it received €4.4m in funding, allowing the company to expand into Ireland and hire 30 people ...
Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0700
Hassle.com is a booking platform for cleaners and was launched by co-founders Alex Depledge, who is originally from the north west and Jules Coleman. They met while working as management consultants at Accenture in Manchester, and that's where they ...
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:33:13 -0700
London-based Jules Coleman, co-founder of cleaner-booking website Hassle, taught herself. "We wanted to start a company, but were from a much more corporate background, where making a PowerPoint presentation was as technical as it got," she told ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:48:45 -0700
A British start-up has launched a new service in Manchester, to help people find cleaners. hassle.com was founded by Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman, former management consultants at Accenture in the city. The firm has already received $6m in funding ...
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