Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Zack Buck specializes in health law. His scholarship examines the legitimacy of the
governmental enforcement of laws and rules affecting health and health care in
the United States. Most recently, his
writing has focused on how the enforcement of health care fraud and abuse laws impacts
American quality of care, with a particular focus on the legal regulation of
overtreatment. Over the last two and a half years, he has published works in the Ohio State Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, and Cardozo Law Review, and has articles forthcoming in the California Law Review and Florida State Law Review in 2016.
In recognition of his scholarship, Professor Buck was selected as a Health Law Scholar and participated in the ASLME Health Law Scholars Workshop at Saint Louis University School of Law in 2013. He was also selected to participate in the New Scholar Workshop at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference in both 2014 and 2015, and as a presenter at the AALS 2015 Annual Meeting as part of the Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care's New Law School Teachers Program.
Before joining Mercer, Professor Buck was a visiting assistant professor at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, where he taught bioethics, mental health law, and health care fraud and abuse. He has also served as a visiting professor at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he taught health care fraud and abuse. He formerly practiced complex commercial litigation at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.
Professor Buck holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor and an associate editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law. He also holds a Masters of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a B.A. with highest distinction from Miami University (OH).
Professor Buck teaches torts, Mercer's health law survey courses, and other upper-level health law electives.