Areas of Expertise
Bioethics, Health Law, Tort Law
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.
His scholarship examines the enforcement of laws that affect health and health care in the United States. Most recently, his writing has focused on the future of the Affordable Care Act, the legal rules that govern overtreatment, and the regulation of pharmaceutical drug prices. Since 2013, his work has been published or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Maryland Law Review, the Florida State Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, and the U.C. Davis Law Review, among others.
Over the last three years while at UT Law, has received the Marilyn V. Yarbrough Faculty Award for Writing Excellence (2017), the Wilkinson Junior Research Professorship (2017), the Harold Warner Outstanding Teacher Award (2019), and the Forrest W. Lacy Award (2019) for outstanding contributions to the UT Law moot court program. In 2013, he was selected as a Health Law Scholar and participated in the ASLME Health Law Scholars Workshop at Saint Louis University School of Law. Buck 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. He has also served as a visiting assistant professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, 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 Law, Professor Buck teaches bioethics and public health seminar, torts, health care finance and organization, health care regulation and quality, and fraud and abuse.
“American Health Care Act will reduce number of citizens with insurance”: Knoxville News Sentinel