College of Law

Zack Buck

Assistant Professor of Law

Phone: 865-974-8637

Office: Room 351


Areas of Expertise

Bioethics, Health Law, Tort Law
Zack Buck


JD, 2009, University of Pennsylvania Law School

MBE, 2009, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

BA, 2006, Political Science and Journalism, Miami University


Professor Zack Buck specializes in health law, and his scholarship examines governmental enforcement of laws affecting health and health care in the United States. Most recently, his writing has sought to evaluate 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. His work has been published in the Ohio State Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review, among others, and he has articles forthcoming in the California Law Review, Florida State Law Review, and Boston College Law Review.

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. In both 2014 and 2015, he was selected to participate in the New Scholar Workshop at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference, 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.  He is also a regular contributor to Bill of Health, a blog maintained by Harvard University’s Petrie-Flom Center, and to the online journal, Jotwell.

Before joining UT, Professor Buck was an assistant professor at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia.  He has also served as a visiting assistant professor at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, and as an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He formerly practiced complex commercial litigation at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.

At UT, Professor Buck teaches Bioethics, Torts II, Health Care Finance and Organization, Health Care Regulation and Quality, and Fraud and Abuse.