Professor Zack Buck specializes in health law, and his scholarship examines the legitimacy of governmental enforcement of laws and rules affecting health and healthcare in the United States. He particularly focuses on how the enforcement of healthcare fraud and abuse laws impacts American quality of care. He has recently published in the Ohio State Law Journal and has articles forthcoming in the St. John’s Law Review and the Maryland Law Review. In 2013, 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. He was also selected as a participant in the 2014 New Scholar Workshop at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference.
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 healthcare fraud and abuse. He also serves as a visiting professor at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he teaches healthcare fraud and abuse. He formerly practiced law 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 health law, torts, and other upper-level health law electives at Mercer.