Zack Buck

Associate Professor of Law

Zack Buck

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, 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. Over the last five years, his work has been published in the California Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, Florida State Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review, among others.

In 2017, Buck was recognized as the UT Law Wilkinson Junior Research Professor and received the Marilyn V. Yarbrough Faculty Award for Writing Excellence for his piece, Furthering the Fiduciary Metaphor. 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 in Macon, Ga. 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 and public health seminar, torts, health care finance and organization, health care regulation and quality, and fraud and abuse.

Recent Media

“American Health Care Act will reduce number of citizens with insurance”: Knoxville News Sentinel