William and Mary Law School

Timothy Zick Joins Faculty

Professor Timothy ZickTimothy Zick has been appointed Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School.

Zick comes to William & Mary from St. John's University Law School where he was a tenured professor and recipient of the 2006 Professor of the Year Award and the Dean's Award for outstanding teaching in a first-year course (torts). He is the author of a forthcoming book titled Speech out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places (Cambridge University Press) and numerous articles and symposia contributions on constitutional issues, with a special focus on issues of free speech and federalism.

"I am delighted that Tim Zick has joined the faculty," said Neal Devins, Goodrich Professor of Law, Professor of Government, and Director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law. "Not only is he a rising superstar in constitutional law, he is an exemplary teacher and citizen. His commitment to teaching and the law school will make him a valued member of our community for many years to come. We are lucky to have hired him."

Zick graduated summa cum laude from both Indiana University and Georgetown University Law Center. He was Notes & Comments Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and received the Law Center's Francis E. Lucey, S.J., Award for graduating first in his class.

After receiving his juris doctor, he practiced law, first at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where he assisted in the defense of congressional term limits in the U.S. Supreme Court, and then at Foley Hoag in Boston. He has, in addition, clerked for Judge Levin H. Campbell of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Federal Programs Branch, where he defended the constitutionality and legality of a variety of federal programs and statutes.