Andrew M. Coats
Andrew M. Coats is Dean Emeritus and a Professor of Law at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law. He was for many years a trial partner at the Crowe and Dunlevy Law firm in Oklahoma City, and, in public service, served as the district attorney of Oklahoma County and, later, as mayor of Oklahoma City. In 1996, he was elected and served as the national president of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2002, the building on the University of Oklahoma campus which houses the College of Law was named Andrew M. Coats Hall in his honor. In 2005, Dean Coats was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the highest honor Oklahoma can confer on an Oklahoman. In 2008, Dean Coats received the Human Rights Award from the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission in recognition of his life-long dedication to improving opportunities for women and minorities.