McGeorge School of Law

Raymond Coletta

Professor Emeritus of Law
Raymond R. Coletta
Phone: 916.739.7126

AB, Colgate University
JD, University of California, Berkeley


Professor Ray Coletta is the author of casebooks and texts in the fields of property law and wills and trusts law. His scholarship offers a unique perspective because of his interest in biology and evolution. He was a founding member of the Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law and served as a Research Fellow with the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research.



Principles of Legal Analysis

Scholarship/Professional Activities

Teacher’s Manual for Property: A Contemporary Approach (with John G. Sprankling, Thomson/Reuters 2009).

Global Issues in Wills & Trusts (Thomson/West 2010) (forthcoming).

Property: A Contemporary Approach (with John G. Sprankling, Thomson/West 2009).

Workbook on Estate & Future Interests (Thomson/West 2006).

Workbook on Estate & Future interests (2d ed. Thomson/West 2007).

Global Issues in Property Law (with John G. Sprankling & Matthew C. Mirow, Thomson/West 2006).